In just two months, two tragic reports regarding failures by the Ministry of Children and Family Development have been released, and now the Inner City Safety Society is demanding action.
The latest report states the Ministry ignored a court order and placed four children back in the custody of their sexually abusive father.
Coordinator of the Inner City Safety Society Judy McGuire says something needs to be done to prevent these tragedies from happening.
“There’s no proper oversight when you have in fact the supervisor and the team leader being the person who is in the forefront of what is clearly unacceptable and illegal behaviour. How does the ministry take accountability for that?”
“I mean the government, and the ministry, and it’s not just the ministry it just goes right up to the Premier. I’m sorry but they’ve got to take responsibility for this.”
In May, a report was released into the life of Paige who died in the Downtown Eastside after aging out of the foster care system she spent most of her life in.