Month: November 2017

Case law: Child protection and Crown wardship of a very young child

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Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton v K.R. (Mother) 2014CarswellOnt 14930: The one-year-old child at the centre of this case had been in the care of the CAS because the mother was not able to care for her. The mother had

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How can I manage the impact of calling CAS about a client’s children?

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This is the second of two posts on reporting to child protection. The first explored your duty to report. The woman’s response A woman who learns that her children are under investigation by child welfare may have many different feelings.

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What is my duty to report to child protection authorities?

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This is the first of two posts on reporting to child protection. Next week, we’ll look at how to manage the impact of making a report. You will be confronted, from time to time, with situations where you may have

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Luke’s Place service provider trainings: Blending in-person & online

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On October 19, Luke’s Place presented at the national Domestic Homicide Prevention Conference on our use of Internet technology for training women’s service providers. Our slide presentation is available on the conference website. For all of our advocate trainings, we

What are the rights of grandparents who want access to their grandchildren?

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Bill 34, Children’s Law Reform Amendment Act (Relationship with Grandparents), received Royal Assent and came into effect in December 2016. This legislation makes changes to the CLRA provisions with respect to the rights of grandparents to custody and/or access of

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November is Woman Abuse Prevention Month: Donate to Luke’s Place

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After a woman finds the courage to leave her abuser, life doesn’t suddenly become easier or safer, especially when there are children involved. It’s just the opposite. While she is doing all she can to break free from the relationship,

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