05/14/2012 12:52 EDT | Updated 07/14/2012 05:12 EDT

Electronic case management keeps track of kids in Saskatchewan government care

REGINA - The Saskatchewan government is now using electronic case management to keep track of children in the province's care.

Social Services Minister June Draude (DROWH'-dee) says Linkin replaces the paper-based system.

She says it provides front-line workers better access to information so they can spend more time working directly with at-risk children and families.

Saskatchewan has one of the country's highest number of children in care.

Over-crowded foster homes have been an issue.

Draude says electronic information on a child's case will be available to social services workers any time and anywhere.