Right to safety

Right to safety

July 6, 2020

6 July, 2020

An 11-year-old told us she felt unsafe in her group home after another resident threatened her with a knife.

An 11-year-old told us she felt unsafe in her group home after another resident threatened her with a knife. The Ombudsman’s Children and Youth Unit informed her of her right to have her placement reviewed by the Residential Placement Advisory Committee, and helped her initiate the process with her caseworker. We also ensured that the home had a plan to keep her safe pending the review. As a result of the review, the girl was happy to be moved back to her former foster home.
 

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