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CID Reviews and Investigations
May 14, 2015

This report documents the downward spiral of a child who had great potential but never received the protection, nurturing and care she needed and deserved. Professional indifference to her life circumstances continually left her – and at times even actively placed her – in harm’s way.

CID Reviews and Investigations
Dec 10, 2014

The British Columbia government should begin providing appropriate care for children and youth who have multiple vulnerabilities – including developmental, psychological and medical needs – Representative Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond said today as she released her latest report.

CID Reviews and Investigations
Jun 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.

CID Reviews and Investigations
Feb 6, 2014

The tragic suicide death of a 14-year-old girl living in a rural British Columbia First Nations community reveals a child protection system that is not reaching the children who need it most, a Representative’s investigation finds. 

The report details how this girl’s glaring needs for child protection, mental health services and special needs support went largely unmet due mainly to a dysfunctional child welfare system in her region and lack of communication between various social workers and health professionals.

CID Reviews and Investigations
Sep 17, 2013

An investigative report into the life of a young Aboriginal girl who was subject to neglect and abuse after moving from the care of the B.C. government to the care of her maternal grandfather in Saskatchewan.

CID Reviews and Investigations
Feb 7, 2013

The Representative's investigation examines the entire life and the full spectrum of services that this young boy and his family received and whether they were appropriate and responsive to his needs.

CID Reviews and Investigations
Nov 15, 2012

The Representative’s aggregate review which examines the life circumstances of 15 youth who died as a result of suicide and 74 youth who engaged in self-injury behaviours.

CID Reviews and Investigations
Mar 1, 2012

The Representative’s child death investigation into the lives and deaths of three B.C. children killed by their father shows  domestic violence fixes called for two years ago are still needed.

CID Reviews and Investigations
Sep 13, 2011

This report looks into the chaotic life and unexpected death of a four-month-old First Nations infant. It identifies troubling inadequacies in planning, case management and decision-making, and makes recommendations to address gaps in how government and delegated Aboriginal agencies work together, and in how courts assess potential caregivers.

CID Reviews and Investigations
Jun 27, 2011

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.

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