ALL ABOUT MAN­I­TOBA CHILD WEL­FARE

Winnipeg Sun - - NEWS - Source: Man­i­toba govern­ment

Some facts about Man­i­toba’s Child Wel­fare sys­tem:

11,000 chil­dren are cur­rently in pro­vin­cial care

About 60% of chil­dren in care are per­ma­nent wards of the prov­ince

54% of per­ma­nent wards are un­der the age of 10

40% of kids were un­der two years old when taken into care

Man­i­toba has the high­est rate of chil­dren in care in the coun­try

Over the last 10 years, the num­ber of chil­dren in care in­creased by 85%, while the num­ber of days spent in care rose by 73%

It takes up to 130 days to de­velop a full care plan for a child

The prov­ince’s child wel­fare bud­get for 2016/17 was $514 mil­lion, or $46,800 per child in care

The cost of child wel­fare rose by $20 mil­lion in each of the past four years

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