Success in School for Children and Youth in Care is a cross-ministry initiative involving Education and Human Services. It was developed to focus on improved educational outcomes for children and youth in care, a particularly vulnerable group of students who often have extraordinary needs due to their life circumstances. The Provincial Protocol Framework and regional agreements lay the foundation for positive working relationships and increased collaboration between the child/youth in care, teachers and other school staff, CFS staff, caregivers and other partners. The Provincial Protocol Framework clarifies processes and practices, outlines roles and responsibilities and provides a foundation for partners who are working together to support children and youth in care.
Schools are expected to develop a Success in School Plan for each child or youth in care in their building. The lead for this process, the School Point Person, is the school’s Inclusive Education Coordinator. The Inclusive Education Coordinator will coordinate meetings of school staff, the caseworker, caregivers and child or youth in care to develop and review the Success in School Plan. The expectation is that there will be a minimum of three Success in School core team meetings per year for each child/youth in care. If applicable, the development of a Success in School Plan and an IPP as well as Learning Team and Success in School core team meetings should be aligned to reduce the need for multiple meetings.