The Representative's investigation examines the services and supports provided to a 15- year-old girl with Down syndrome, who was found in September 2010 alone with the body of her deceased mother. The report examines whether the services were appropriate and responsive to the child's situation.
This Special Report reviews the current MCFD policy regarding the reporting of critical injuries and deaths to the Representative. It makes a recommendation regarding needed improvements to the policy.
In this report, Representative Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond and Ombudsperson Kim Carter identify seven ways for the Ministry of Children and Family Development to make its complaint process more accessible and responsive to the vulnerable young people it serves.
In the weeks and days leading up to the murders of Christian Lee and his mother, a coordinated system linking criminal law, child welfare and family justice information could have made a difference in the tragic outcome, says B.C.’s Representative for Children and Youth.
A struggling young family needed short-term housing assistance so their baby could be safe, but instead the child was taken into government care. An investigation into a First Nations baby’s critical injury finds that many of the systemic factors that played a major role in the infant’s removal from his parents still exist today.