Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Ombudsman Asked About Jurisdiction Over Youth in Foster Care

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The Foster Care Council of Canada has written a letter to the Ombudsman of Ontario, Andre Marin to ask about his offices' legislated right to visit in private with and be contacted by children and youth in foster care.

The Ombudsman's response will be posted below the following letter once it is received.

Read the letter by clicking here

Ombudsman Reply Received: (Will be posted as soon as it gets scanned)

 The Ombudsman's Office responded by stating that they do not have jurisdiction to deal with complaints about Children's Aid Societies, however kids in care do have the right to speak to the Ombudsman so the Office can determine if any of their complaints pertain to services the Ombudsman does have jurisdiction over (ie: Minsitry of Children and Youth Services, or other offices and / or detention centres which are under the jurisdiction of the Ombudsman's Office as laid out in the Ombudsman Act.)