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Detained: Rights of children and youth under the Mental Health Act

In a new report released today, B.C.’s Representative for Children and Youth Jennifer Charlesworth says the provincial government must act ...

Representative’s statement on birth alerts

The Representative for Children and Youth’s Office has on multiple occasions in the past spoken out against the practice of ...

A Parent’s Duty: Government’s Obligation to Youth Transitioning into Adulthood

B.C.’s Representative for Children and Youth Jennifer Charlesworth is recommending long-overdue changes to supports for youth transitioning out of government ...
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Illuminating Service Experience: A Descriptive Analysis of Injury and Death Reports for First Nations Children and Youth in B.C., 2015 to 2017

Representative for Children and Youth Jennifer Charlesworth today released a report examining critical injuries and deaths of First Nations children ...


Who is the Representative for Children and Youth?

Jennifer Charlesworth has been the Rep since October 2018. She works to make sure that the rights and opinions of ...
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What is advocacy?

Advocacy is helping someone have their voice heard and making sure their rights are respected ...
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What information will be shared about me?

Any information gathered about you is confidential. While most of the Rep’s advocacy services are done over the phone, advocates ...
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What if I don’t trust the advocate?

Advocates are there to act on your behalf. The Rep’s Office doesn’t work for a Ministry or Community Living BC ...
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