Child Welfare Data & 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 explains what “performance indicators” are in the context of child welfare, why they are important, and the next steps in the Performance Indicator Project.

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Current Performance Indicators


To be safe means to be free from harm or danger.

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Permanency is a word used in child welfare to describe stability.

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Well-being refers to the social, emotional and physical health of a child.

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About the Performance Indicators

What are performance indicators?

Why are performance indicators important?

How else is data used in child welfare?