#childsafety | From energy consulting to ‘creating purpose’ for orphaned and vulnerable children

After volunteering at orphanages in Baja California for several years, Nicholas Sandoval realized that more needed to be done for the children there, beyond the donations of food, clothes and toys. “We need to tailor our assistance around empowering them for life after the orphanage, so they can be productive…

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#childsafety | Billings West High School placed on lock down after social media “misunderstanding”

Billings West High School was placed on lock down Friday morning following a social media “misunderstanding.” According to the Billings Police Department, the lock down was ordered after a student called his parents and told them that another student may have a gun. The student was located, police said on…

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#childsafety | Cornwall children’s services ‘outstanding’ as leaders due to leave

View over the city of Truro, Cornwall. Picture: Fotolia The architects of Cornwall children’s services’ journey from ‘inadequate’ to ‘outstanding’ have said the county’s social work model is robust and can continue to progress, as they prepare to leave their roles. Almost exactly eight years on from the last time…

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#childsafety | Bear Clan no more: Why a Thunder Bay safety patrol has turned away from its founding principles of co-operating with police

Outside a Shopper’s Drug Mart in Thunder Bay, members of the former Bear Clan patrol help a young man found passed out. Another Indigenous-led safety patrol group, Wiindo Debwe Mosewin, has since emerged to replace it. David Jackson/The Globe and Mail Last December, the Thunder Bay chapter of the Bear…

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#childsafety | Sleeping on an Incline Not Safe for Baby

“Several of the parents indicated that they’d never before observed their infant roll on a flat surface until they found their infant dead in one of these products,” Mannen says. Not all of the infant deaths tied to sleepers involved babies that rolled. In some cases, parents found the…

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#childsafety | week of Nov. 7 – Surrey Now-Leader

THIS WEEK • Pre-Retirement Workshop: Nov. 7, 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.; George Mackie Library, 4683 51st St.; Are you close to retirement or debating about it? Come to George Mackie Library’s free pre-retirement workshop on Canada Pension Plan and old age security benefits. A Service Canada representative will help…

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