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Organizations: Human Services Information Type: publications Formats: PDF Tags: Office of the Child and Youth Advocate government responses

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June 1, 2016

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In 2013, a 10-month-old infant in parental care passed away. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner determined that the manner of death was accidental and the cause of death was drowning. The family was receiving services under assessment at the time of the death. Our thoughts are with this...


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May 1, 2016

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The Child and Youth Advocate Act requires the Advocate to report annually to the Legislative Assembly about the work of the Office of the Child and Youth Advocate (OCYA). This document provides the ministry response to the Advocate’s annual reports.


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February 1, 2016

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On December 8, 2015, the Advocate released an investigative review entitled Two-year-old Teanna: Serious Injury. The report makes two recommendations regarding case planning for placement and transitions, and ongoing assessment of capacity for caregivers. in this response, the ministry accepts...


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January 1, 2016

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In December 2015, the Child and Youth Advocate released an investigative review which made two recommendations regarding trauma-informed care and case planning for placement and transitions. This publication provides the response of Ministry of Human Services to these two recommendations.


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January 1, 2016

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In 2013, a 17-year-old youth in parental care died by suicide following attendance at a rural hospital for suicidal ideation. The Child and Youth Advocate Act investigated the death and released a review which made three recommendations regarding collaboration, assessments and working with...


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December 1, 2015

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In 2013, a nine-year-old child living with her parents in her First Nations community was taken to hospital, where it was determined that she was suffering from septic shock as a result of severe dental decay. Inadequate housing, school attendance, neglect, parental addictions and chronic poverty...


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December 1, 2015

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In 2013, a 16-year-old residing in care sustained a brain injury after attempting suicide. This youth, now a young adult, receives supports and services to meet his needs as a result of the injury, which affected his motor skills, mobility, speech and memory. This document presents the Ministry...


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December 1, 2015

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In 2013, a staff at a group care facility went to awaken an eight-year-old girl in their care. She was breathing heavily and would not wake up, which was attributed to her prescribed sleep medication. Shortly thereafter, staff returned to wake her and found her unresponsive. Staff began CPR and...


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September 1, 2015

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In 2013, a six-week-old infant fell asleep on her father’s chest; when he awoke, he found her unresponsive. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner determined that the manner and cause of death was undetermined. This report provides the Ministry response to the OCYA recommendations about two...


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July 1, 2015

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The Advocate released an investigative review entitled Baby Annie: An Investigative Review (“the report”) on May 5, 2014. The report makes recommendations for Human Services and other service delivery partners about five key areas related to practice and processes concerning services to...