Child Welfare Data & Results
Child Welfare Data and Results
The child welfare sector of Ontario is committed to using data to continuously improve the services it provides to children and families. This page takes you through the journey of what is a “performance indicator” in the context of child welfare, why performance indicators are important and the next steps of the Performance Indicator Project.
What are performance indicators?
They are a tool to help child welfare strive for better outcomes for the children and families they serve.
Why are performance indicators important?
They are going to help shape the future of Ontario’s child welfare services.
How else is data used in child welfare?
To conduct program evaluations, influence policy, and to inform advocacy strategies.
CURRENT PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
To be safe means to be free from harm or danger.
Permanency is a word used in child welfare to describe stability.
Well-being refers to the social, emotional and physical health of a child.
6 things you should know about one of the performance indicators that helps evaluate the safety of Ontario’s children
Check out our infographic that answers six questions about the indicator “Recurrence of Child Protection Concerns After Ongoing Service.”