Online schooling okayed

Online schooling okayed

October 27, 2021

27 October 2021

A 14-year-old in care told us her worker was insisting that she go to school in person, even though her preference was to continue to attend school online.

A 14-year-old in care told us her worker was insisting that she go to school in person, even though her preference was to continue to attend school online. The youth had mental health issues, including anxiety, and felt more comfortable with virtual schooling. We followed up with her worker, who said that the children's aid society (CAS) had indicated that all children should participate in school in person unless there were extenuating circumstances. She agreed to meet with the youth to discuss her situation. The CAS ultimately agreed to the youth’s online learning request, and she was very happy with the outcome.

Learn more about the Children and Youth Unit which answers questions and takes complaints about child protection services.
Read about how we helped other people in our Selected cases.