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A child welfare system in ‘chaos’ put InFocus – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on December 4, 202033 Views

Ever-changing expectations, moving targets, gaslighting, verbal and mental abuse plus over-loaded social workers – there’s no shortage of allegations against Canadian child welfare agencies by those in the system who say it’s rigged to keep kids in care, parents in turmoil and thousands of people employed.

They argue, there’s no accountability – due to privacy and powerful child welfare acts.

Linda Saunders was a long-time social worker in Labrador who had taken a break to get her masters in theology. She was asked to come back last spring when child welfare agencies were struggling to find ways to handle cases in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

She obliged.

Read More: https://www.aptnnews.ca/infocus/a-child-welfare-system-in-chaos-put-infocus/

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