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Editorial in the Vancouver Sun on the mom-and-baby in jail program

The Representative speaks out against the cancellation of a program which allowed mothers in jail to care for and bond with their newborns.

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Medical Assessments in B.C.’s Youth Justice System

This report outlines the findings and recommendations of the Representative for Children and Youth following a review of court ordered physical assessments of youth under the federal Youth Criminal Justice Act.

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Download MCFD Report: Investigation of Allegations

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2007/08 Annual Report

The first-ever annual report from B.C.’s Representative for Children and Youth. This report provides an overview of the Office’s first year of work on behalf of the vulnerable children and youth of B.C.

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Representative’s Report # 3 – Reviews and investigations: February 1 – May 31, 2008

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Amanda, Savannah, Rowen and Serena: From loss to Learning

In April 2007, the Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth asked the Representative to investigate the deaths of four Northern B.C. children who died between 1999 and 2005. The detailed analysis that follows in this report focuses on identifying …


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Representative Honours Social Workers

“Child protection is not every social worker’s first choice. Beyond the formal skills, the job requires toughness, warmth, intelligence, compassion, decisiveness and determination. It has been called the hardest job in government.” Honourable Ted Hughes, BC Children and Youth Review


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Representative’s Report #2 – Reviews and investigations: October 1, 2007 – January 31, 2008

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System of Services for Children and Youth with Special Needs

Focuses on the accountabilities of the Ministry of Children and Family Development and Community Living BC with respect to the delivery of services to children and youth with special needs.

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Overview of the child critical injury and death investigation and review process in B.C.

A summary of the roles and responsibilities of the Coroners Service, the Ministry of Children and Family Development, the Ombudsman, the Provincial Health Officer, the Public Guardian and Trustee and the Representative for Children and Youth in the review of …


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2007 Progress Report on the Implementation of the Recommendations of the “Hughes Review”

The first in a series of reports covering the actual, on-the-ground implementation of the 62 recommendations of the April 2006 B.C. Children and Youth Review (the “Hughes Review“).

Two further progress were produced in Dec. 2008 and Nov.


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