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Suspending foster care visits not an easy decision, says minister – CBC

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 202067 Views

Visits between children and birth parents will be reinstated once safe to do so, says Lisa Dempster

Apr 02, 2020

Allowing visits between a child and their parents while protecting them from the threat of COVID-19 was a delicate balance, says Newfoundland and Labrador’s minister of children, seniors and social development, but ultimately safety won out.

Lisa Dempster said the decision to temporarily suspend in-person visits between children in foster care and their birth parents was not done lightly.

“We have a child who may be visiting mom, and we were doing that because the connection is so important, but then the child, after visiting mom, is staying with grandma and grandpa,” Dempster said.

“Are we putting grandma and grandpa at risk?”

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