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STATEMENTS | MARCH 14, 2021

Representative’s statement on Social Work Week

This year, we celebrate Social Work Week under the continued cloud of the COVID-19 pandemic – a circumstance that, over the past year, has profoundly affected the demands on social workers, and has markedly changed the nature of the job. …


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REPORTS | JANUARY 19, 2021REPORTS AND PUBLICATIONS | JANUARY 19, 2021REVIEWS AND INVESTIGATIONS | JANUARY 19, 2021

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 to better protect the interests of children and youth involuntarily detained under the Mental Health Act.  

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REPORTS AND PUBLICATIONS | JANUARY 14, 2021STATEMENTS | JANUARY 14, 2021

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 issuing of birth alerts, and we were pleased when the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) announced it was …


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REPORTS AND PUBLICATIONS | DECEMBER 8, 2020REVIEWS AND INVESTIGATIONS | DECEMBER 8, 2020

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 and youth, Illuminating Service Experience: A Descriptive Analysis of Injury and Death Reports for First Nations Children and Youth in …


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REPORTS | DECEMBER 3, 2020REPORTS | DECEMBER 3, 2020REPORTS AND PUBLICATIONS | DECEMBER 3, 2020

Left Out: Children and youth with special needs in the pandemic

The provincial government should immediately begin working with families and community organizations to address the urgent needs of children and youth with special needs who have been neglected during the pandemic and begin a system overhaul aimed at providing inclusive, …


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