Child and Family Services

The Nekaneet First Nation is a part of the Yorkton Tribal Council Child and Family Services. YTCCFS, Inc. is mandated to provide child protection services to our 16 First Nations. The Intake unit is the first contact for possible reports of child abuse and/ or neglect. They determine if the referral is screened in or out using the Structured Decision Making (SDM) tool. Once the need to respond is determined, the Family Service Worker conducts an investigation with the SDM framework and participates in safety planning with families, including referrals to community supports wherever possible to keep children safe and in the home. In the event the investigation identifies the need for ongoing child protective services, the Family Service Worker engages the family in a case plan to address identified safety and risk concerns for children. When a child must come into care, the Family Service Worker and the Family Resources Department work together to find a safe and culturally appropriate placement for the child. The Family Service Worker continues to work with the family and address the barriers to the child returning home safely. The Family Service Worker continues to use SDM tools to assess and guide case planning and identify the child’s needs while in care.

  • Respect: We honor and respect our children, 16 member First Nations, our care givers, our Board members, and each other with dignity and honor.
  • Honesty: We are honest and fair in all our deliberations, decisions and actions.
  • Accountability: We act in good faith in the best interest of our children and support our First Nation communities by a dedicated, caring and professional staff.
  • Integrity: We are committed to work together to achieve our vision and maintain our Oath of Confidentiality.

For more information contact:

Alice Pahtayken
YTC Child and Famiy Service