A young child was at serious risk due to neglect, physical abuse on the part of the mother and negligence in terms of education. After the situation was reported to the DYP, the child was placed with a foster family based on the Quebec Court decision that the safety and development of the child had been compromised. Up to then, the father had the right to supervised visits and retained his parental authority over the child. The judgment ordered the DYP to continue clarifying the permanent plan for the child while excluding the return of the child to either of the parents. The child’s father appealed the decision, believing that returning the child to his home should not be excluded from the child’s permanent plan. Some of the points raised were considered valid and worked in the father’s favour, especially his efforts for psychological follow-up to improve his behaviour.
The judgment was therefore revised, and the DYP now needs to clarify the permanent plan for the child without excluding the possibility of returning the child to the father.
Our lawyer Amanda Inkel defended the father in this case.
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