APRIL 7, 2006
In November 2005, the Honourable Ted Hughes was appointed to conduct an independent review of British Columbia’s child protection system. More than 70 individuals with special expertise and over 300 child welfare groups contribute to the review. Five months later, he submitted the B.C. Children and Youth Review to the provincial government. The review contained 62 recommendations for changes to the child welfare system, including the creation of an independent advocacy and oversight body – the Representative for Children and Youth.
Since then, the Representative has also produced three progress reports on implementation of the review’s recommendations: in Nov. 2007, Dec. 2008 and Nov. 2010.
News Release: Hughes calls for stability in B.C. Child Protection
News Conference Audio
Child Protection: Workload, Training and Budget Changes
B.C.’s Children in Care: Improving Data and Outcomes Reporting Report on Child Advocacy and Complaint Resolution Process
Child Death and Critical Injury Review
Oversight, Accountability and Reporting
Public Reporting of Child Death Reviews
Transition of Child Death Review Function from the Children’s Commission to the Coroner’s Service