1.3 One in Five…Housing as a Factor in the Admission of Children to Care

In a survey of the reasons why Children’s Aid Society of Toronto workers decide when a child should be removed from his or her family and placed in care, researchers found that in 20% of cases, the family’s housing situation was a factor in the decision. Also, housing problems delayed the return of the child to his or her family in 11.5% of cases. The authors conclude that Toronto’s housing situation negatively affects the well-being of many families with children and places an additional burden on the resources of the Children’s Aid Society.

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Hulchanski, J. David
Campsie, Philippa
Chau, Shirley B.Y.
Hwang, Stephen H.
Paradis, Emily
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Canadian Observatory on Homelessness