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Police and CAS Protocol
November 2, 2010 permalink
A short news note shows that children's aid and the police cooperate according to the terms of a protocol.
Don't try to read the actual protocol. Chris Carter says he applied for a copy and got one that was about half blacked out.
Cooperation runs deep. Attila Vinczer says: [Police] Chief Armand La Barge spoke of the CAS as "Our friends!". The members of the CAS board and police service board often include employees of the other agency. In Dufferin, there have been several marriages between policemen and children's aid workers.
DURHAM POLICE AND CHILDRENS AID SOCIETY, MAKE CHANGES TO BENEFIT VICTIMS
A new protocol between Durham Police and the Children’s Aid Society was signed Thursday at Police Headquarters in Whitby. The updated Child Abuse Protocol outlines how the 2 organizations work together as a joint team, minimizing the impact of the investigative process on victims. Police Chief Mike Ewles says these cases are never easy. Executive Director of Durham Children’s Aid, Wanda Secord, says although Durham Police and CAS have been working closely and successfully together for years, the older agreement needed updating. Secord says some of the highlights of the protocol include reciprocal reporting of suspected abuse and neglect cases, a commitment to use joint investigative teams, and rules that govern how joint interviews take place.
Source: Durham Radio News
Addendum: John Butts requests a copy of the protocol for Huron-Perth (jpg) , subject to freedom of information since the ministry takeover of management.