Customary Care Agreements Ontario

Customary care in the best interests of the child is also seen as less hostile and focuses more on building community strength. Children placed in formal custody agreements are not subject to the same time constraints as other forms of custody. This absence of time constraints allows children to stay connected to their parents, while parents heal. Kinship care refers to the day-to-day care and care of children by relatives or other persons whom the immediate members of a child`s family refer to as a family for vulnerable children. It may include a certified family member, sponsor, member of the step-parent, familiar friend or parishioner who has a blood relationship or an existing relationship with a child or young person in care. Kinship and Kinship Care are programs that allow children and youth to care for people who know them, usually members of their large family or community support group. The decision to pursue a kinship service instead of a kinship service is usually determined by the child`s protection needs. The main difference between these two programs is that a child or adolescent in the care of a caregiver is not considered to be under the guardianship of the CAS. A family of kinship services participates in a screening assessment that examines the family`s ability to meet the child`s safety and well-being needs. A family of kinship services is entitled to financial assistance from various government assistance programs in Ontario. .


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