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Missing: Why are children disappearing from B.C.’s child welfare system?

Stories of children and youth who are lost or missing from the child welfare system continue to emerge as an …

Advocating for Change: Five Years in Review

Advocating for Change takes a closer look at how well recommendations made by the Representative are implemented by government. Over …

Toward Inclusion: The need to improve access to mental health services for children and youth with neurodevelopmental conditions

A new research report released today by the Representative for Children and Youth (RCY) in conjunction with the Children’s Health …

Key Components of Effective Service Delivery for Children and Youth with Support Needs and their Families

A Research Review and Analysis – by Pat Mirenda, Ph.D. – submitted to the Office of the Representative for Children …
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I need braces and I have asked my social worker and have not received an answer yet. It’s been six months. Can you help me get the braces I need?

One of our advocates can help you by requesting that the social worker answer your question as soon as possible …
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I live in a group home. Can you help get me a transfer?

If you are unhappy where you’ve been placed, the Rep’s office can help you think of ways to solve a …
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I live in a group home and I am turning 19 soon. Am I able to stay here, or do I have to move?

When you turn 19, you are no longer considered a child in care and you cannot typically live in a …
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I have been in the same foster home for three years, and now I have to move, but I don’t want to. What should I do?

It might be possible for you to stay with your foster family, but each young person’s situation is different. The …
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