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Representative Acknowledges Child Abuse Prevention Day in B.C.

Physical and emotional maltreatment of children are all too prevalent. A focus on child safety is central to the work of my Office. It drives us to advocate for improvements to the childserving
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Representative’s Report #5 – Reviews and investigations: October 1, 2008 – January 31, 2009

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Representative Honours B.C.’s Social Workers

On the occasion of Social Work Week here in British Columbia, I commend frontline social workers in this province for their dedication and commitment to the safety and well-being of our most vulnerable young citizens and their families.

In these …


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Kids, Crime and Care: Youth Justice Experiences and Outcomes

A major B.C. study released today shows that although children and youth in care are at higher risk of becoming involved with the youth justice system, early interventions targeted at risk factors can change the paths of these vulnerable adolescents. …


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2008 Progress Report on the Implementation of the Recommendations of the “Hughes Review”

The need for intensified government commitment to completing all of the Hughes recommendations is even more essential in challenging economic times, B.C.’s Representative for Children and Youth said today. Two other progress reports have been completed (Nov. 2007 and …


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Service Plan 2009/10 – 2011/12

A plan reflecting the Office of the Representative for Children and Youth’s goals and objectives for 2009/10 to 2011/12.

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Update: System of Services for Children and Youth with Special Needs

All children deserve equal access to the same programs, supports, opportunities and hopeful futures, especially children and youth with special needs, and their families.

This is an update on the RCY report released in February 2008, which looked at …


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Representative’s Report #4 – Reviews and investigations: June 1 – September 30, 2008

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Representative Acknowledges Adoptive Parents

In honour of Adoption Awareness month, I wish to thank our province’s adoptive families for their courage, commitment and compassion. The permanence you provide for children gives them a family and your investment makes an important contribution to society as …


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Representative Celebrates Foster Family Month

I would like to take this opportunity to offer my personal thanks to all foster parents in B.C., in honour of Foster Family month. The safe harbour you provide for children is tremendously important in their lives, as well as …


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