Through the implementation of a provincial performance measurement and management system, Children Aid Societies (CASs) have taken an important step to enhance their accountability and their commitment to better outcomes for the children, youth and families they serve.
Performance indicators support effective organizational planning, oversight, and to generate increased knowledge aimed at improving services and outcomes for the children, youth and families we serve.
To date, there have been 26 provincial performance indicators approved by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services. At this stage, five indicators that reflect the areas of safety, permanency and well-being, are being publicly reported. They include:
- The recurrence of child protection concerns in a family after an investigation
- The recurrence of child protection concerns in a family after ongoing protection services were provided
- The days of care by placement type
- The time to permanency
- The quality of the caregiver-youth relationship
Peel CAS’s indicators in these five areas, along with a one page summary, have been posted in the accountability section of website. Click here to review.