More than just government to blame in deaths of children
It is astounding to me how the death of 35 children in foster care homes could take place un-noticed or un-reported.
A recent search of child deaths by the provincial government turned up seven deaths not previously included in the original search.The latest discovery was of the sudden death of a child in Conception Bay North.
Only one person was over the age of 18, four died of medical reasons and two of the deaths were accidental. It is not just the provincial government’s Child and Youth Advocacy who is responsible in my view, it is the many people of the general public who knew, especially neighbors, relatives and friends and I would go so far as to say the clergy of the various areas where these disturbing terrible deaths took place.
Minister Sandy Collins said this week that none of the recently reported seven children who died were under the care of the government but he said they were receiving government services.
Does that mean the cheque is in the mail but no need to bother with how it is spent?
Or what the money is accomplishing in foster care around the province?
Looks like it to me. This is both disturbing news and disgusting.
Nobody should die with a dream in his/her soul. In these 35 cases of these special children’s unreported and some sudden death, dreams of any type have been denied.
God rest their souls.
— Bill Westcott writes from Clarke’s Beach