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- 11/03/14--02:38: _Hero Section
- 11/03/14--02:49: _Background Info
- 11/03/14--05:19: _Quote1
- 11/03/14--05:26: _Government is faili...
- 11/03/14--05:43: _Child, youth and fa...
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- 11/05/14--08:04: _Quote2
- 11/03/14--02:38: Hero Section
- 11/03/14--02:49: Background Info
- 11/03/14--05:19: Quote1
- 11/03/14--05:43: Child, youth and family workers can’t get to vulnerable children
- 11/03/14--05:55: Child, youth and family workers are burning out due to lack of staff
- 11/05/14--08:04: Quote2
They’re not case files. They’re children.
B.C.’s child and family welfare system is falling apart, putting vulnerable children, youth and families at risk. Executive summary Frontline workers can’t get to them when they most urgently need help. Workers are buried under massive caseloads, severe staffing shortages and a complete lack of resources. This can’t continue. Before long, another child or youth […]
“The government cannot continue to abdicate their duty to the vulnerable. By failing to support them, they are perpetuating the abuse. We are going to have a dead kid at some point.”
British Columbia cannot continue to do child and family welfare on the cheap.
The B.C. Liberal government has failed to prioritize proper funding for services and supports for vulnerable children and their families for the last decade.
Protection of a child’s best interest should trump everything.
Child, youth, and family workers know this, but they don’t have enough resources to do the job they are mandated to do.
B.C.’s children, youth and family workers face chronic problems of understaffing and poor staffing management, both for frontline workers that directly deliver services and the people that support them.
Instead of improving services and supports for the vulnerable, Integrated Case Management (ICM) software has made things worse. ICM may be so deeply flawed that it cannot be salvaged.
“I have always loved being an employment assistance worker and helping people. Now I’m a data entry clerk. Someone will die from the lack of service and I sincerely hope it is not one of the clients through our office.”