CBC exclusive: Child sexual abuse allegations in Winnipeg
CanadaHealthNews Nov 22, 2018 Kelsey Mohammed
An exclusive CBC report says allegations of child sexual abuse have surfaced in a for-profit Winnipeg foster care.
CBC reports that the abuse allegations, which involved multiple children, included inappropriate touching and a sex act, were eventually confirmed by child welfare investigators.
The biological parent of the children claims to have first reported allegations to a worker at Metis Child, Family and Community Services Agency months before the centre, B & L Resources for Children, Youth and Families, became aware of them.
B & L director says he failed to act quickly enough.
‘We literally just left those kids to sit there and be victimized,’ he was quoted saying in a private CBC News recording.
The company receives millions every year from the province of Manitoba to provide their foster care services. It recruits foster parents, monitors activities inside the homes and files monthly progress reports about the children.