The Canadian Press

2015-07-26 | Group Homes Weapons

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Incidents of weapon possession and threats in Nova Scotia's group homes for children and youth have been on the rise for the past three years. Records acquired by The Canadian Press through freedom of information detail incidents ranging from the hiding of pellet guns and knives to a worker being attacked with a metal pipe. There were 34 incidents involving weapons in 2014, up from 25 in 2013 and 19 in 2012. Janet Nearing, director of in-care services at the Department of Community Services, says training is key to avoiding incidents. (The records show that between 2012 and 2014 a total of 24 children in provincial care suffered serious injuries.)

Date: 2015-07-26
Placeline: HALIFAX.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 20 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << if you look over. Of time you certainly would expect that you're going to have incidents of aggression from that population of young people so what we're trying to do with our staff ratios with our training and its ongoing training is to try to support our staff to so that they can support these young people to the very best of their ability >>


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