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The first Court appearances in 2001 were to do with my son

In March of 2000 I became ill and had to be hospitalized due to gall bladder problems. At that time Sarah my husbands  aunt became involved in my case. I was hospitalized for 3 weeks in Kingston General Hospital.

This is when Sarah then decided to have Children’s Aid become involved, by lying to them saying that I had abandoned Matthew and that I didn’t want him anymore. I would send Matthew to her house on weekends as Matthew has ADHD.

Sarah’s plan all along was to get Matthew into her care as her two son’s Kent and Adam had moved out of home and Sarah who at the time was frauding Ontario Works, was going to lose her baby bonus and Ontario Works money because they didn’t want to be home with her anymore. She seen an opportunity to take my son so she did.

I would like to state that I did not meet Sarah until around April 1998. SO her reports that say I abused my son when he was a baby are false since I didn’t know these people at this time.

During the many 6 month supervision orders no CAS workers ever came to my home. .

My file was eventually closed around 2003, or so I was led to believe.

In March 2005, I didn’t receive my baby bonus in the mail. Revenue Canada for some reason thought I didn’t want it. This led to another call into CAS from a worker for Better Beginnings for Kingston Children. She no longer works there and is currently living with a known Drug dealer and has children in her care.

The call was said that my husband had said he was going to take a baseball bat to my head. This is not true. He was angry and said he was going to smash my computer with a baseball bat, because I had been chatting with this person on Msn. He didn’t trust her and was angry I was talking with her. I now see why. It turns out he was right about her.

After that I was told my case was going to be closed as at the time there were no findings. Another call came in to CAS saying that my husband carried my daughter  up the stairs by her hair. The caller admitted later to me she lied as her nephew had said I was the one that called CAS on her.

There was a voluntary supervision order in place.  It eventually went to a 6 MO voluntary supervision order with the children to live with me.

I was told I had to attend doctors and dentist appointments for the kids more regularly, to attend pathways, my husband to attend Options for Change and Counseling.

This was in the  first court papers that he confirmed with Shannon Butler the children’s dentist in Bayridge that they had been going more regularly and in fact that my daughters at the time had finished their surgery. The 4 year old was on the list.

The worker confirmed with Cathy Butler that we had attended Pathways and in fact he had went to one of the meetings with me. He also later confirmed that we no longer needed the pathways appointments that we had finished that.

In August 2006 I was told by the worker he was going back to school and would no longer be with the agency. He also mentioned he wanted to close the file as I had done what I needed to do. I had attended Pathways, Dentist appointments and now Willows surgery was done as well with just Aspen to go in November.

He introduced me to the child and youth worker  around September 2005. Here are the dates we met with her.

September 8, 2005 11AM (first visit)

September 30, 2005 1:30pm

December 19, 2005 12:30pm

January 11, 2006 3pm

January 17, 2006 1:30pm March 28, 2006 10am

April 25, 2006 9am

May 10, 2006 6:30pm (to assess bedtimes)

June 6, 2006 5:30pm (cancelled by worker)

June 8th, 2006 1pm

June 27th, 2006 11:30am(to take Lilly or Brooke out for ride)

July 11th, 2006 11pm (to take Lilly out for ride)

August 2nd, 2006 unannounced visit 2pm ( I was on my way out the door to a doctors appointment they say I missed. Wonder why I missed it?)

September 6th, 2006 (Was supposed to show up but she didn’t no call nothing, found them at school interviewing willow to see if I beat her)

September 21st, 2006 3pm

September 28th , 2006 made appointment for 3pm she cancelled without telling anyone as they had apprehended my kids at this point.

On February 23, 2006 file was taken to family court where a 6 month supervision order was made. They said parents in default though we did attend.

On September 21, 2006 Susan Jinark, a student worker, the child and youth worker, parent visitor ,my husband and myself were at a meeting in my home. The children had just gotten home from school so of course they were hyper and wanted to tell us about their day.

Susan asked that the kids be quest as it seemed to be bugging her. my parent support worker from Better Beginnings asked Susan Jinarak what the Societies plans were. Susan told us that they were planning on just having a voluntary further 6 month order made. My parent visitor mentioned she was sure it had gone to court that morning as I had previously shown her the court papers we were served in August and she still said no it was voluntary that it did not go to court. Susan looked around my house and seen upstairs as the parent visitor  did the same. Kids wanted to show them the new pink tv we bought on the weekend. Susan also stated that the child and youth worker was not involved anymore because I wasn’t doing sticker charts. Brooke showed her the calender and she said good job as Brooke had put a sticker on each day she was good.

After the meeting we were left with the understanding that there would be a 6 month voluntary order and that it was important that we follow through.

On September 25th, 2006 around 2:25pm the police along with Susan Jinarak, a student worker, and the child and youth worker came to my home to apprehend my children. I will say that there was laundry all over as I was doing laundry that day and then going out to pick the kids up from school. There is a lot of laundry when there are 6 people in a house. They told me they were apprehending my children because of Brooke’s behavior and that I hadn’t done some sticker charts even though Brooke had showed her the chart on the calender that the child and youth worker herself recommended.

They told me to pack up the kids stuff and asked if I needed help. I said no I can do it myself, the child and youth worker went ahead and followed me all over the house, telling me they are just going to give me a break as apparently they are medical doctors and say I am depressed.

They then went to the school to get my other three children from their classes. They told the school why they were taking my children was due to care issues in the home. The school claims they did not say that Brooke’s behavior is bad.

I went to see Doug Haunts that day.

On sept 26th, 2006 my parent visitor  took me to the CAS building to talk to Susan Jinarak. When we asked her about the court order again from the 21st she said that she forgot about it til she was looking in the kids file. When she asked why they apprehended my kids Susan said for non follow through reasons with sticker charts and Brooke’s behavior once again.

On September 29th I finally got the court papers served to me. There is a lot in there that is incorrect and I will put it in at the end of this.

On October 2nd, 2006 we attended the court appearance, matter adjourned to the 5th of October at 9:30am so that we can serve our answer to the CAS.

On October 5th, 2006 we attended the court appearance, matter adjourned for a interim care and custody hearing with possible date in several weeks?

I will keep this updated as I can.

 

 

Definition of Neglect (from CAS site)
 

Neglect - When parents or caregivers fail to provide a child's basic needs. Neglect is often physical, although it can be emotional. Physical neglect might include failing to provide children with proper food, clothing, or shelter. It may also involve lack of attention to, or refusal to provide, proper healthcare treatment. Neglect also happens when a person caring for child does not, or cannot, control and supervise the child. This includes failing to make the child go to school, or stopping the child from harming himself or others.