The Manitoba government says it will end its relationship with a foster parent agency.

The province says a review of B&L Resources for Children, Youth and Families (B&L) found problems with documentation, communication, and cultural training for foster parents at for-profit homes run by the company.

The government says it will stop paying for its foster care services and plans to transfer foster parents to work directly with child-welfare authorities.

More than 260 children in care in Manitoba are currently living in B&L foster homes, and more than 100 foster homes in Manitoba are managed by B&L.