The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child establishes the right of children and youth to be protected from all forms of physical or mental violence, injury, abuse, neglect, or exploitation. As the Representative for Children and Youth, the convention is the basis of my work towards helping children and youth live in safer communities and families, free from harm and injury.
A submission from the Canadian Council of Child and Youth Advocates (CCCYA) to the Select Standing Committee on Justice and Human rights, for their consideration regarding Bill C-10 which contains proposed amendments to the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
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.