Voluntary Youth Services Agreement

Posted on 19. Dec, 2020 by in Uncategorized

This guide is designed as an additional resource and temporary support, while OACAS, in collaboration with CAS, consults with key stakeholders, collects information and oversees sectoral services for 16 and 17 year olds to identify the best ways of working in the province to work with this new age group. This guide is intended to provide additional support to children`s aid organizations (CAS) and children`s assistants who provide services to 16- and 17-year-olds (and older youth in general). CAS can offer these services or help you find services from another organization in your community. Ask your CAS collaborator what options you have and see which options work best for you and your child. If you have signed a volunteer contract, your child will stay with you. CAS keeps your file open and can take other steps if you don`t follow the agreement or if you have new concerns about whether you can take care of your child. At the end of the day, not all young people who are referred to a children`s aid society need protection. Child protection staff use the range of rights to determine whether a child, youth or family needs services. One hundred and sixty-nine of 16- and 17-year-olds using services were found to be non-vulnerable. The new directive aims to support the provision of child protection services to vulnerable 16- and 17-year-olds. By increasing the age of protection for all children under the age of 18, 16- and 17-year-olds are entitled to the full range of child protection services. The aim is to ensure that young people have the help they need to reach their full potential and to ensure better outcomes as they reach adulthood.

Sometimes your child may be involved in the agreement you are meeting with CAS. This means that they must also approve CAS services and perhaps sign the agreement. Youth-centred protection service: The youth reception service may have experienced traumatic events or circumstances. CASs will actively engage youth to build on their strengths and help them make decisions that help minimize risk and promote their best interests, safety and well-being. For vulnerable people, children`s aid associations focus on keeping children and youth at home safely with their families. If this is not possible, they do their best to find someone – for example, an extended family or a family friend – with whom the child or adolescence can stay. Alternatively, 16- and 17-year-olds will have the opportunity to enter into a Voluntary Youth Service Contract (VYSA) that will allow them to access services and help with children`s aid. Of the youth in need of protection, 72 opted for a VYSA and many others took it into account at the time of the last conference call. For youth who chose not to sign VYSA, access to a multitude of other resources was provided through cas and/or community groups or services. The companies will then review the information and open an investigation. The company will want to hear from you about your experiences and concerns to help them assess whether you need protection and, if so, what services are right for you.

The company may be obliged to speak to your family about the information you provide in your interview. You can protect your identity as a reference. Associations provide protection services to young people to protect them and support their families. They also have services that will help you participate in decisions that affect you. These include services provided by the children`s lawyer`s office, as well as alternative dispute and complaint procedures. A VYSA can be manufactured for a period of 12 months. Your child can terminate the agreement at any time. The contract automatically expires if they are 18 years old.

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