The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate Newfoundland and Labrador
For most children, home is a safe, loving and nurturing place. Their needs are met and they are respected. Their jobs are to learn, to play, and to become contributing members of society through guidance and direction they receive at home. Sadly, the children involved in this investigation did not have this experience and footing in life in their tender and formative years. They suffered years of abuse and neglect within their family, despite involvement of government’s child protection services. After their eventual removal, they suffered further abuse by some who were paid caregivers. The purpose of this investigation is to learn from these sad circumstances and to make improvements for children in the future.