In 2008, the Government of British Columbia began the process of developing a new child welfare information system. Called Integrated Case Management (ICM), the system was to be user-friendly, provide for improved information flow and use of evidence for decision making.
The April 2008 Capital Project Plan for ICM states that the new system will “enable ministry staff to spend more time working directly with clients and less time on data entry, locating paper files and other administrative tasks.”
The Representative’s submission to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, which highlights the inter-generational impact of residential schools on today’s children and discusses the importance of using concepts of children’s human rights as a useful framework for reconciliation and preventing harm to current and future generations of Aboriginal children.
This report reviews a serious child abuse prosecution stayed by the provincial court due to unreasonable delay and breaches of the accused's Charter rights, because funding approval was not received to transcribe witness statements.
I would like to extend my gratitude to the workers in the child-serving system marking Social Work Week March 5-11. I encourage everyone to reflect on the work of social workers and their dedication and commitment to the safety and well-being of the children and youth in British Columbia.