FASD & the Justice System

Winnipeg (Director of Child and Family Services) v AJK 2005 MBQB 51 (Simonsen J.)

Application for permanent guardianship – grandmother seeking custody – child with ARND and another disorder; very high needs  and constant supervision – mother developmentally delayed – other children in home concerning, home chaotic and violent – concern about grandparent’s ability to parent – child doing better in foster care – grandparents without genuine understanding of needs – lack of parenting skill and unwillingness to take advice – permanent guardianship