Kinship Care is rooted in traditional connectedness between children, caregivers and community, and has long been a custom in First Nations communities.
Kinship care is based on a traditional connectedness between children, caregivers and community, and has long been a custom in First Nation communities.
For the Southern Network, kinship care is defined as a family home that is approved to care for a specific child based on a family connection or significant relationship to the child, such as: blood ties, family ties, common ancestry or community membership.
In April 2015, the Unit developed and introduced the Southern Network Kinship Home Licensing Standard through input from our member Agencies and the Southern Network Elders Council.
The intent of the standard is to: