The Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) has filed its response to the action filed by the public guardian and trustee (PGT) in the matter involving the former Kelowna social worker accused of alleged financial improprieties involving vulnerable children and youth.
In its filed response, the ministry admits vicarious liability for the actions of the social worker in question, and agrees that general damages and court-ordered interest for the plaintiff is appropriate.
Since the allegations first came to light, the ministry has offered supports and services, including counselling, to the children and youth who were affected by the social worker’s actions. MCFD will work with the plaintiffs’ counsel to address these matters in a manner that does not cause further trauma to the affected individuals.
There are a number of other separate but related court actions underway. This response applies only to the specific action filed by the public guardian and trustee. The ministry will respond to each of the other actions in due course.
To read the ministry’s filed response to civil claim, visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/files/Response_to_Civil_Claim.pdf