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SAFE Home Study

A home study is the mandatory process by which a foster, kinship or adoption applicant is assessed for competencies and capacities. As with PRIDE training, the SAFE home study assessment is required in Ontario by the Ministry of Child and Family Services.

The purpose of the adoption SAFE (Structured Analysis Family Evaluation) home study is to mutually evaluate the capacity of the applicants for adoptive parenthood and relate these to the needs of the children awaiting adoption

The home study process also helps applicants understand what’s involved with adoption, how adoptive parenthood differs from biological parenthood and prepares the applicants for the adoption process.

The Structured Analysis Family Evaluation (SAFE) provides child welfare workers with a structure tool for completing the home study. The home study process is designed to be completed at the same time as the PRIDE pre-service training.

The home study is not a short process, and the time it takes to complete can vary substantially between applicants. Typically, the home study consists of 4-6 interviews over a 6-8 months period. Other components of the process include record checks, references, medicals, police clearances, and financial disclosure.

Updates from Kawartha Haliburton CAS

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KHCAS Offices closed Monday, Feb 18 to recognize Family Day

The KHCAS Offices located in Peterborough, Lindsay and Haliburton will be closed Monday, February 18 in recognition of Family Day. If you have concerns about ...

Office Closure - Tuesday, Feb 12 @ 3pm

KHCAS PETERBOROUGH and LINDSAY OFFICE CLOSURE - Tuesday, Feb 12 @ 3pm

Due to today’s inclement weather, the KHCAS Peterborough and Lindsay offices will close at 3pm today. To report a concern about a child, please call 705.743.9751 ...

Haliburton Office Closure - Tuesday, Feb 12 @ 11am

HALIBURTON OFFICE CLOSURE - Tuesday, Feb 12 at 11am

Due to today’s inclement weather, the KHCAS Haliburton Office will close at 11am today (Tuesday, Feb 12). To report a concern about a child, please call ...

PALS: Understanding Attachment Styles Feb 26 2019

PALS Network presents Understanding Attachment Styles in Adults and Children - Feb 26 from 6-8pm, Durham CAS

Join us on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 as the PALS Adoption Support Group presents:  Understanding Attachment Styles in Adults and Children. Tuesday, February 26, ...

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