Moratorium on placing children at B&L foster homes was announced on Monday

Moratorium on placing children at B&L foster homes was announced on Monday

On Monday Manitoba authorities decided to announce a moratorium on placing children at B&L foster homes.

This decision was made due to the province investigation of sexual abuse at a foster home.  

Heather Stephenson, families Minister, said to review B&L Resources for Children and Youth at the weekend after it became known that a minor was sexually abusing children there. This review is conducted as quickly as possible. However, until it is completed, the moratorium will be in place.

On Monday, while discussing the current situation, NDP Opposition Leader Wab Kinew and NDP MLA Bernadette Smith asked several questions to the Progressive Conservative government when everything started. However, they could not give definite answers.

Kinew suggested that sexual harassment in B&L foster homes was known a long time ago, but the necessary measures were not taken by the government.

Also, it became known that the first cases of sexual abuse were reported back in 2016 but the government was very long in their decision to do something. Now, residents of the province want to get answers to their questions and find out how this could happen.

In his statement, the director of B&L said that he did not know anything and the safety of children is very important and the care of children always came first for B&L

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