The provincial government says a computer system that manages social workers’ files and welfare and disability payments is back up and running soon — six days after a glitch shut it down.
Technology Minister Andrew Wilkinson says the $182-million Integrated Case Management system was reset this morning.
BC’s Child and Youth Representative had said she was gravely concerned about a faulty government computer system that’s supposed to help social workers manage their files.
“Every social worker investigating every call, every case, cannot access information about the family. That means a social worker today going out to a home to remove a child will not know whether in that home there are weapons, won’t even know perhaps the last known address of the child, or who will be in the home.”