The federal government has defined the object of all child welfare services to be “permanence, safety and wellbeing.” AFS supports these objectives but finds that the term “permanence” to be one not immediately understood by the general public. We’ve chosen “stability” to be inclusive of the concept of children growing up in “forever families” (permanence) as well as the more generally understood meaning of a stable family life – free from neglect, abuse, trauma and violence.

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