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Abuse in Foster Care
June 26, 2006 permalink
Canada Court Watch reports on a boy who has been abused in foster care. They may follow up with more on this child later. Here is and abridged version of their report.
Child in care of Niagara Region CAS reports being threatened and punished for reporting abuse while in foster care
(June 24, 2006) A ward of the Family and Child Services of Niagara (FACS) has reported just today that he was threatened and punished for attempting to report abuse to his Niagara CAS worker. He also claims that CAS workers with that agency often "twisted" information around and lied. This foster child reported that when he attempted to tell his CAS worker that he was being abused in care, that the CAS worker would then turn around and tell his abusers what the child was saying about them. Of course, as soon as the Niagara CAS worker left the house, punishment would be swift to follow.
Court Watch receives many calls from children reporting similar situations in which they have been forced to submit to abuse at the hands of CAS workers and group home workers because of punishment for reporting abuse while in care. Many children admit having to remain silent out of fear of telling CAS workers the truth. Children are being threatened by CAS workers themselves.
Source: Canada Court Watch