Youth Agreement Yukon

32. We reviewed the files of 13 youth aged 16 to 19 who were in the Care of the Department and 4 youth aged 20 to 21 who were no longer in care because they were of legal age but continued to have services. We noted that only 7 of these 17 files contained a reference to transition case planning. Without transitional case plans, youth leaving ministry care or custody may not have received the training, advice and support they need. This is a cause for concern, especially since studies show that many adolescents who leave foster care have difficulty making the transition to adulthood. See our recommendation in section 46. 4.6.8 In the event that this amendment is made after 31. Approved in March 2020, the Parties agree that this is an extension of the Agreement from April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2020 from April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021 and that, as such, the transfer provisions will continue to apply. 7.3 Canada reserves the right to conduct public communications, announcements, events, public relations and promotional activities through the Framework and bilateral agreements. Canada is committed to notifying Yukon 10 days in advance of any public announcements relating to the Framework, bilateral agreements and the results of investments under this Agreement. 9. Transitional plans must be developed for youth 16 years of age and older who are in the custody or custody of the Ministry.

30. Young persons may remain in the custody of the Ministry until the age of 19 (the age of majority in Yukon) and receive transitional support until the age of 24. In anticipation of the end of detention, the ministry must begin transitional planning with young people from the age of 16. The Child and Family Services Act requires social workers to document transition planning through transition case plans. 81. The Yukon Department of Health and Social Services complies with many of the requirements of the Child and Family Services Act and its policies and procedures. Nevertheless, we concluded that the Department is not adequately fulfilling some of its key tasks with respect to the protection and well-being of vulnerable children, youth and their families. The Ministry needs to improve compliance with requirements for reviewing and updating case and care plans. the development of transitional care plans for youth; ensure that all children in their care or care are examined annually by medical and dental examinations; and conducting annual reviews of nursing homes. The Department should also develop key performance indicators and review existing evaluation notes for its family and child services programs. It should also improve its data collection, information analysis and reporting on these programs so that it can improve programs and services as needed.

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