Tag: child protection

The new Child, Youth and Family Services Act shifts Ontario from a needs-based child protection system to one that is rights-based and allows all those who work with and serve children to place those children at the centre of decisions …

How will the changes to child protection legislation affect the women I support? Read More »

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The problem When a woman leaves an abusive relationship, family court outcomes can play a key role in improving the safety and quality of her life and that of her children. However, the family law system can also increase risk …

Ontario Family Court Watch: An invitation to organizations Read More »

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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 …

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

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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. …

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

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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 …

What is my duty to report to child protection authorities? Read More »

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