The BC NDP say vulnerable children across the province are at risk due to a cross-ministry computer glitch.
Critic for Children and Families Carole James says the computer system has been down for at least six days.
James adds files on children in protective custody could be impacted.
“There are people who work nights when often many of those calls come in, when children need to be picked up. When it may be a risky situation to go in to. And if social workers aren’t able to access the system, if they aren’t able to find out what’s going on, it’s putting the children at risk, and it’s putting the staff at risk.”
James adds the technology has failed many times over the past two years since the government spent nearly 200-million dollars on the new system.