New System Improves Care of Children

May 14, 2012

A new electronic case management system designed to keep track of children in care of the Ministry of Social Services is now up and running across the province.

This new system, called Linkin, replaces the previous paper-based system and enhances services provided by the province's Child and Family Services Division, which works to protect children from abuse and neglect.

"The safety and well-being of children is our top priority," Social Services Minister June Draude said. "This new system provides front-line workers with better access to information so they can spend more time working directly with at-risk children and families."

Benefits of the new system include:

  • Accurate information that is accessible to case workers anytime and anywhere;
  • Increased accessibility to information provides for better decision-making capabilities regarding risk levels for children in care;
  • Enhanced ability for case workers to plan and locate family resources for children;
  • Ministry Child and Family Services workers providing after-hours services are able to access case information and make better decisions with children and families; and 
  • Improved collection of province-wide statistics to inform decision-making and policy direction.

"As we work to transform child welfare in Saskatchewan, this new system is an important step that will improve outcomes for vulnerable children and families," Draude said.