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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.

Legislative Reports
Nov 26, 2007

A plan reflecting the Office of the Representative for Children and Youth's goals and objectives for 2007/08 to 2009/10.

Editorials and Submissions
Oct 3, 2007

The Representative comments on the benefits of standardized testing for tracking outcomes and planning interventions for vulnerable students.

Jun 6, 2007

B.C.’s Representative for Children and Youth is officially endorsing the Joint Statement on Physical Punishment of Children and Youth.

Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond joins over 250 organizations and experts already supporting a campaign against physical punishment.

Editorials and Submissions
Jun 1, 2007

Shortly after becoming B.C.’s first Representative for Children and Youth, Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond penned this article regarding children’s access to the justice system.