The four Child and Family Services authorities are reporting all the children in the care of their system have been seen and are safe.

That is, with the exception of three runaway teens from the Metis and First Nations authorities. 


George Macdonald of Central CFS explains the whereabouts of these teens are a concern, but in no way brings down the review as a whole.  He explains children tend to become non-compliant to parents as they move into adolescence.


Macdonald admits the situation -- prompted by the death of five year old Phoenix Sinclair -- has somewhat dented how child welfare is perceived.  He feels it obscures the fact child protection is a community issue. 


Going into the review, Macdonald stresses the central region wasn't worried about the results.