Concerns for children remaining at Serenity’s former foster home

Alberta Liberal Leader David Swann is concerned for the safety and well-being of children remaining in the same home as Serenity.

“The latest revelation that other children remain in the same home and under the same guardianship as Serenity before her life came to a tragic end is both deeply troubling and raises serious questions as to who is responsible, why no charges have been laid, and whether these children are in danger.” says Swann. “Since we know so little about the circumstances surrounding Serenity’s death, there must be a heightened level of scrutiny by the authorities to ensure the safety and well-being of these children.”

Edmonton Journal: Changes coming this spring as child intervention panel enters second phase

Liberal party panel member David Swann said Thursday there needs to be an objective review of that change.

“In 2014, we were so concerned about the government hiding information that we wanted to open everything up,” Swann said. “Now we realize the families affected feel they have no capacity to make a timely decision given the grief they’re in.”

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Calgary Herald: NDP vows quick action but opposition frustrated as child intervention panel meets in Calgary

Liberal Leader David Swann said he thinks the panel is working but the collaborative process involved “takes a heck of a long time.”

“There’s a lot of differences and a lot of different understandings,” he said.

“It’s as robust as I think we can make it and it’s going to take time and it’s going to be challenging to come to some concrete decisions.”

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