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Foster children woes

August 07, 2013 at 3:52 PM

Foster children's parents  lobby group PANIC or Positive Awareness Needed in Crisis is concerned that getting their state care foster children back home to their families has a 2-month delay. They also face the added risk of decisions being made in the meantime on a CYFs file based on incorrect information. This is likely to lead to incorrect outcomes in court of its Family Group Conference.

Is fully resourcing and staffing CYFs the solution? How else can CYFs cope with the 5-fold increase in notifications on child abuse or domestic violence in the past decade?

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