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Editorials and Submissions
Sep 24, 2008

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

Monitoring Reports
Sep 22, 2008

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.

Report Appendices

Legislative Reports
Sep 12, 2008

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.

CID Reviews and Investigations
Apr 16, 2008

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 those enduring lessons that can be used to inform improvements to the child serving system and child protection.

Mar 10, 2008

“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

Monitoring Reports
Feb 26, 2008

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.

CID Reviews and Investigations
Feb 1, 2008

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 critical injuries and deaths of children in British Columbia. This report describes how these public agencies collaborate to strengthen the system of supports for vulnerable children and youth.

Legislative Reports
Nov 26, 2007

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. 2010.