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Canadian Child Welfare Administrative Data Knowledge Exchange Summary Report

30 Apr 2020

These studies are possible through increased 2 The National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect (NDACAN) houses and distributes national level data sets including the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS), the National Incidence Study of Child Abuse and Neglect (NIS), the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being (NSCAW), the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Repor. [...] This presentation focuses on the extraction and manipulation of Quebec’s clinical administrative child protection data while providing examples of the extent to which regional variations in poverty and health and social services spending impact the risk of placement and regional latent differences in delivery of child protection services. [...] The social services divisions of the Government of Northwest Territories, the Government of Yukon and the Government of Nunavut have agreed to collaborate on their child welfare information systems to strive for data uniformity across the territories in order to capture a Northern perspective. [...] A class action lawsuit concerning child welfare against the state of New Jersey in the early 2000s put pressure on the government to monitor data and outcomes more closely, as a result, the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) appointed a Federal Monitor in 2006 who required a list of child welfare targets for the State of NJ to comply with. [...] The project seeks to: 1) capture and standardize child welfare administrative data across provincial, territorial and Indigenous jurisdictions; 2) produce data on the number of children and their families involved in child welfare and their trajectories within the systems from the point of report and screening up to referral for services; and 3) produce regular national reports on key health and c.


Hanna Caldwell

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