Saskatchewan acting on recommendations made after boy, 10, kills six-year-old
Ministry also says it's now doing program reviews on First Nations child welfare agencies on a yearly basis
The Saskatchewan government and a child welfare agency are reporting progress on 18 recommendations made after a 10-year-old boy killed a six-year-old boy.
Social Services and the Yorkton Tribal Council Child and Family Services have provided their first quarterly update to recommendations made by children's advocate Bob Pringle in May.
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Pringle found there were significant gaps in aid provided to the 10-year-old by the tribal council, the local child welfare agency on his case.
Social Services says, among other things, it has held a joint training session with First Nations child and family services on safety plans.
The ministry also says it's now doing program reviews on First Nations child welfare agencies on a yearly basis, rather than the old practice of every three years.
Pringle noted that the 10-year-old boy had behavioural issues and said he probably should not have been in the community unsupervised when the six-year-old was killed in August 2013.
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