Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Council Requests Written Procedure regarding Rights Violations from Prescott-Russell Services for Children and Adults (CAS)

The Foster Care Council of Canada has submitted a request for the Prescott-Russell Services for Children and Adults (Prescott Russell Children's Aid Society) written procedure for hearing and dealing with complaints from children and youth in care regarding violations of their rights as outlined in the Child and Family Services Act.

The letter was written to Raymond Lemay, Executive Director of the Society, and was copied to several individuals who have ministerial monitoring roles over the Society, who are co-authors/editors of training materials for "Looking After Children" and other persons of interest such as the Chief Provincial Advocate.

The letter of request is shown below.

From: John Dunn (johndunn@afterfostercare.ca)
Sent: July 1, 2009 2:21:53 AM
To: R LemayPrescottRusselExecDir (rlemay@seapr.ca); CASPrescottRussell ServicestoChildrenandAdults (info@seapr.ca); GinetteDesmarais MinCYSERProgramSup (ginette.desmarais@ontario.ca); SusanBihun MinCYSERRegionalDirector (susan.bihun@ontario.ca)
Cc: brittany mayer (bmayer@rogers.com); Irwin Elman (irwin.elman@provincialadvocate.on.ca); RobertFlynn newschildwelfareuniversity (rflynn@uottawa.ca); hghazal@uottawa.ca

Subject: Internal Written Complaint Procedure - Prescott Russell Services to Children and Youth‏


Raymond Lemay
Executive Director
Prescott-Russell Services for Children and Adults

Raymond Lemay,

According to Section 109. (1) of the Child and Family Services Act, a service provider who provides residential services to children or places children in residential placements shall establish a written procedure, in accordance with the regulations, for hearing and dealing with complaints regarding alleged violations of the rights of children in care.

Does the Prescott-Russell Services for Children and Adults have a written procedure for hearing and dealing with complaints regarding alleged violations of the rights of children in care and if so, can you provide me with a copy of that written procedure

For your convenience I have included the relevant section of the Act below.

Complaint Review Procedures

Internal complaints procedure

109.(1)A service provider who provides residential services to children or places children in residential placements shall establish a written procedure, in accordance with the regulations, for hearing and dealing with complaints regarding alleged violations of the rights under this Part of children in care.
I look forward to your reply.


Sincerely
John Dunn
Executive Director
The Foster Care Council of Canada
http://www.afterfostercare.ca

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