Durham Children’s Aid Society: What the lawyers at family court said.
This week I had the good fortune to attend a court motion at the Oshawa Family courts (
It’s so true that you always have to watch what you say because you never know who is listening. These two lawyers who both looked seasoned enough were talking about all sorts of things. The one thing that caught my ear was how they talked about the Durham Children’s Aid Society. I thought being ‘in the system’ and I’m sure using this
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Now I know this is all water cooler conversation and that these two lawyers are but a small sampling of the ‘system’. But man did it resonate with my personal experience. I’ve had case workers for the DCAS lie to my children, present biased material and simply go through the motions of doing a job. When I raised the issue through the ‘complaints’ process I felt and heard the simple lack of caring.
If you are involved with the Durham Children’s Aid Society hoping that they will protect your children take a step back. It is easy to assume these people because they are an arm of the government that you will be taken care of.
Think first, and then think again. The children’s aid foundation (DCAS) isn’t without bias and prejudice. They see things through a different set of glasses, ones that surely colour you black.