Children in Nunavut are not adequately protected by the territory’s child and family services system, which does not even conduct criminal record checks on potential foster homes, according to federal Auditor General Sheila Fraser.

In a shocking audit of Nunavut’s children, youth and family programs and services, Fraser said the territory’s Health and Social Services Department fails to prevent children from being placed in unsafe environments.

…The Health and Social Services Department does not keep adequate records about the children it has in care, and it therefore cannot accurately track their status or needs in the system, the audit found.

CBC News Canada May 9 2011

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