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CAS of Cape Breton R.I.P.
April 1, 2010 permalink
Good news: The Cape Breton's Children's Aid Society has been disbanded.
Bad news: Children and families who are receiving child welfare services won't be affected.
Cape Breton children's aid has been disbanded and its functions are now to be carried out the Department of Community Services. This children's aid society has appeared here twice before, in February 2006 and May 2007. It may have been the enfant terrible of Nova Scotia social services.
Cape Breton Children's Aid departure won't affect services
Cape Breton's Children's Aid Society disbanded last week and is now part of the Department of Community Services.
District manager David Tunney said children and families who are receiving child welfare services won't be affected.
"Clients won't see any change in service delivery that they have now. So they have the same social workers, they go to the same district offices and they won't experience any change," said Tunney.
There used to be 13 separate children's aid societies in Nova Scotia. Only three remain.
The province said having one central department ensures consistent programs and services.
Tunney said the move gives the 100 employees access to province-wide job opportunities, and the government pension plan.