Government investigates woman for letting her children play in fenced-in backyard


Winnipeg mother Jacqui Kendrick Winnipeg mother Jacqui Kendrick is stunned she was investigated by CFS Winnipeg mother Jacqui Kendrick investigated by the government for unlicensed parenting

McKenzie tweeted this story from CTV News in Canada, and I had to blog it.


A Winnipeg mother says she was investigated by Child and Family Services simply for letting her children play in her backyard.

Jacqui Kendrick, a stay-at-home mom, says a CFS worker showed up unexpectedly at her door in early April. The worker told her they were doing a “well-being check” after receiving a complaint about her children being left unsupervised.

Kendrick has three children ages two, five and 10, who love to play in the family’s backyard after school. The backyard is fully fenced in, with a wood fence covering three sides, and a portion of the front covered by a chain link fence and gate.

Kendrick told CTV Winnipeg she’s always either with her kids or looking in on them from her living room…

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4 thoughts on “Government investigates woman for letting her children play in fenced-in backyard

  1. This is not good. While I had to read your title twice to absorb what you wrote, this is all about dealing with a government agency that purportedly protects children. What this family needs to do is get out of Manitoba yesterday. Once these people latch onto you, they are not satisfied until they take your children. This is not an exaggeration. There is testimony all over the internet. I hope get through this all right.

      • At least, for good or ill, it is resolved. You may want to take a peek at a few videos involving Child Protective Services or CPS, but don’t watch too many. You’ll be furious and have nowhere to take your anger.

      • Part of the reason I let this blog lapse is it was too depressing, noting all the things that make one’s blood boil. Anyway, I do enough of them at Patriactionary. Ditto the Culture War blog, why I let it lapse.

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