Home-based Care

For young children there is growing evidence that group care should be an option of last resort. Several jurisdictions report on the proportion of young people under 12 in home-based care. This should be tracked in Ontario as well. The placement where the young person has spent the most time should be used in instances where a young person has been in multiple placements.

Data Source

Timeframe for reporting

Examples from other jurisdictions


Within one year

Proportion of children aged under 12 years in out-of-home care who were in a home-based placement (Australian Government, 2015: see Figure 15.9)