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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

New Evaluation Tool For Adoption And Foster Applicants

A new model to evaluate people who want to foster or adopt a child being rolled out across the province.

Structured Analysis Family Evaluation, or SAFE, is a tool that makes it easier for social workers to do home studies more efficiently and in a more consistent way.

Social Development Minister Madeleine Dubé says the home study process is critical in making sure children in care are placed with people who will act in the child's best interest and with their safety and well-being in mind.

The new tool is expected to be fully implemented by next year.