Paragraph 13 (1) (c) of the CFCSA deals with what is sometimes called "failing to protect".
The CFCSA states as a Guiding Principle that "if, with available support services, a family can provide a safe and nurturing environment for a child, support services should be provided".
He notes that much of the case for the Director focussed on how the Respondent did not comply with the demands made on her by the Director, and that is not what the CFCSA asks the court to consider in making a decision of this nature.
We also urge that courts be given more power under the CFCSA to order that additional services be provided to support parents.
Concerns about child safety and, unfortunately, child deaths continued after the introduction of the CFCSA.
29) CFCSA, supra note 17, s 13(l)(h) [emphasis added].