Because Young People Matter: Report of the Residential Services Review Panel4 years ago 4 years ago Leave your thoughts
This report was published by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services.
HERE’S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:
The Residential Services Panel (the Panel) was brought together by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services in July 2015 to conduct a system-wide review of the Province’s child and youth residential services system, including foster and group care, children and youth mental health residential treatment, and youth justice facilities. The Panel reviewed foundational materials supplied by the Ministry, including previous reviews, background briefing documents, as well as publicly available information about comparator systems and sectors in Ontario, across Canada, and international jurisdictions. Consultations were also held with stakeholders and partners across the province representing young people, families, caregivers, front line and agency management staff, professional associations and government staff. A total of 865 people participated in the consultations, including 264 young people.
The Panel’s report presents findings and recommendations aiming to improve the experience and outcomes of young people living in residential care. Our review and recommendations are centered on improving the everyday experience of young people living in residential services and on developing a meaningful, sustainable and consistent framework for developing outcome measures based on relevant and cross-sector outcome indicators.
Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services. (2016). Because young people matter: report of the residential services review panel. Retrieved from http://www.children.gov.on.ca/htdocs/English/documents/topics/specialneeds/residential/residential-services-review-panel-report-feb2016.pdf
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