Open Data

Children and Youth Receiving Post-Intervention Support through the Supports for Permanency Program by Sex

Description

This Alberta Official Statistics provides an overview of the number of children and youth receiving post-intervention supports through the Supports for Permanency program by sex. The Supports for Permanency (SFP) program was put in place to ensure that families who wish to offer permanent, loving homes to children in care have the means to advocate for them and meet their unique needs. The program provides financial support to families who adopt or obtain private guardianship of children in permanent government care. Families may receive SFP until their child reaches his/her 18th birthday. The data shows the average monthly number of children and youth in the province who are receiving post-intervention support through SFP. More specifically, it shows the number of male and female children receiving SFP with historical information dating back to 2008/09.

Tags
AOS Adoption Alberta Official Statistics Children Permanency Post-Intervention Private Guardianship Sex Supports Youth

Title and Dataset Information

Date Modified

2016-05-05

Update Frequency

Annual

Publisher / Creator Information

Creator
Human Services
Publisher

Human Services

Subject Information

Start Date

2008-04-01

End Date

2014-03-31

Spatial Coverage

Alberta

Resource Dates

Date Created

2016-05-05

Date Added to catalogue

2015-05-13T19:24:52.195672

Date Issued

2014-06-30

Date Modified

2016-05-05

Audience information

Identifiers

Usage / Licence

Usage Considerations

All data is provided by fiscal year, which runs from April 1 to March 31. According to the Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act, a “child” as used in this product means a person under the age of 18 years. To be eligible to receive Supports for Permanency (SFP) the children must have been in “Permanent Care” when the adoption or private guardianship was granted. Children who are in “Permanent Care” have been placed outside their home permanently under the care of the Statutory Director. This is done when it is not in the best interest of the child to return to his or her family. The goal for these children is to find them safe and nurturing homes through adoption and private guardianship or help them transition to adulthood. Sex refers to whether or not a young adult has been identified as male or female. The data shows the average monthly number of children and youth in the province who are receiving post-intervention support through SFP. An average monthly caseload is the average number of children and youth served by a worksite, region or agency in a month. This is calculated by taking the caseload for each day of the month, adding them all together and dividing by the number of days in that month. Yearly average caseload numbers are used much in the same way. The monthly average number of children and youth served by a worksite, region or agency for each month in the year are added together and then divided by twelve. This provides an average caseload number for the year. In this way, the caseload can be compared year over year.

Contact

Contact Name

Office of Statistics and Information

Contact Email

OSI.Support@gov.ab.ca

Contact Other

(780) 427-2071