Child seriously injured while in foster care

Last Updated: Thursday, March 5, 2009 | 4:42 PM MT
CBC News
A 15-month-old boy who was in a southern Alberta foster home is in hospital with serious injuries.

Janis Tarchuk, the minister of children’s services, confirmed Thursday the case is serious.

“I do understand we have a tragic event, we do have a small boy that is in our care that has been taken to hospital with serious injuries and the police are now investigating, and I’m sure we’ll know more within hours, or days,” Tarchuk said.

The Childrens’ Services Minister wouldn’t say how many children were in the foster home when the boy was injured.

Rachel Notley, New Democrat MLA, said she’s been told there were too many foster children in the residence and that the child was injured as a result of being shaken.

“This is the third time in just over two years that a child apprehended by government has suffered life-threatening injuries in care,” Notley said.

“Two previous incidents resulted in fatalities.”

Notley called for an independent and public inquiry into Alberta’s foster care system.

Tarchuk said there is no need for a public inquiry at this time.

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