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

Report Highlights

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