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Kinship Services

When family is planning for children, we know they are safer and have far better outcomes in life.

Family & Children’s Services of Renfrew County continues to reduce the number of children in foster care by utilizing a variety of strategies to ensure that families remain connected. We ensure families are involved in the safety planning of their children. Often this means that children who cannot live with their primary family, remain in the care of someone with whom they are familiar with and who they can trust to provide them with safety and security.

Placements with family members mean children can have involvement with their parents even when they aren’t able to care for them. We’ve learned that children experience less placement disruptions when they are residing with family members, experience less trauma and are able to maintain a sense of self and belonging. Placements with family members also allow us to work together with kin to determine permanent plans for children when required.