June 24, 2014

The provincial government must take decisive steps to address the serious risk that parental addiction poses for many British Columbia children, Representative for Children and Youth Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond said today upon the release of her latest investigative report.

Children at Risk: The Case for a Better Response to Parental Addiction tells the story of a 10-year-old boy who suffered serious head and spinal injuries in a motor vehicle incident – illustrating a widespread underlying issue in the province’s child welfare system.