Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Alberta Mom's Efforts to Change Child Welfare In Memory of her deceased daughter, Samantha Martin

An Alberta Mom, Velvet Martin, is advocating for changes to child welfare services in memory of her deceased daughter, Samantha Martin who died shortly after returning home after years of abuse and neglect in foster care.

The Government of Alberta is claiming they can't identify the child or the mother under child-welfare confidentiality legislation and that this is done to protect the child, however, the child is deceased and no longer requires this type of protection.

Alberta legislation does not apply in Ontario therefore the publication of the names is ok in Ontario.

The Calgary Sun has the story at the following link:
http://www.calgarysun.com/news/columnists/michael_platt/2010/02/14/12873161.html

1 comment:

  1. Demand accountability for the little girl, contact:

    Fritz, Yvonne, Honourable
    Minister of Children and Youth Services
    Member of Executive Council
    Executive Branch
    228 Legislature Building
    10800 - 97 Avenue
    Edmonton, AB
    T5K 2B6

    Phone: 780 415-4890
    Fax: 780 415-4859
    Email: cys.minister@gov.ab.ca

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