Back on Track: Protecting Children in Care

During the recent election, we promised that we would do more to help Manitoba’s most vulnerable, who suffered for far too long at the hands of the NDP.

We recently proposed legislation which would ensure that service providers such as those with child and family services (CFS), police, and schools to better share information when it is in the best interests of the child.

“Creating an environment in which service providers are able to collaborate and better share critical information in the best interests of each individual child, is integral to improving services and to delivering better outcomes for our most vulnerable citizens.” said Brian Pallister.

Our legislation would allow information to be shared about children in need of supportive services, including:

  • children in care of child and family services or those receiving voluntary CFS services;
  • school children in need of an individual education plan;
  • children who require disability services, mental health services, addiction services or victim support services; and
  • children in the youth criminal justice system.

The premier noted this proposed bill responds to a key recommendation made by Commissioner Ted Hughes in the inquiry report on the death of Phoenix Sinclair.