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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 don’t feel like my social worker is listening to me. Where can I make a complaint?

Each region has staff known as “dispute resolution consultants” who listen to complaints and help resolve issues. You can find …
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I am not a child in care. Do you only advocate for children in care?

No. Any child or youth can contact us and talk to someone who will determine if we are able to …
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I am currently staying at a safe house and I don’t want to return home. Can you help me find a place to live?

A social worker within the Ministry of Children and Family Development will need to assess your situation to determine the …
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