Alberta introducing new legislation with child care

This would ensure a study would be done of a child's home and cultural connections before any private guardianship application be approved.

Alberta has proposed legislation that would notify first nations if social workers were thinking of removing an indigenous child.

Children Service Minister Danielle Larivee said its a step towards improvement after the case of Serenity, a four year old Indigenous girl who died of traumatic injuries while in care.

The legislation would ensure that a study would be done of a child's home and cultural connections before any private guardianship application were approved.

There would also be new streamlined guidelines for social workers to follow when deciding whether to place a child in government care.

Alberta has close to 10 thousand kids in care 60 percent are first nations.

 

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