We have another bizarre case of child welfare overreach on the same week as a story where child welfare officials appear to have ignored one of the worst cases of child abuse in recent memory in Washington state. In Winnipeg, Jacqui Kendrick, a stay-at-home mom, was called out by Child and Family Services because she let her children play in her fenced-in backyard. That’s right, a neighbor called to complain that children were playing on their own in their own fenced-in backyard.
Kendrick has three children ages two, five and 10, and was home watching them through the living room window. She said that the interrogation by the CFS, including an inspection of her home and questioning of her children left her in tears.
She was even questioned on whether she was feeding her children properly. What is astonishing is that the original call would seem frivolous if it were based only on children playing alone in their backyard. Yet, that call appeared enough to warrant a visit and inspection.
Source: Calgary Herald