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Organizations: Human Services Formats: PDF Tags: Office of the Child and Youth Advocate children in care government responses

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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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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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July 1, 2015

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Provides the response by the ministry of Human Services to recommendations made by the Office of the Child and Youth Advocate following an investigation into the serious injury of a 10-month-old infant who sustained the injuries while receiving intervention services in parental care.


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July 1, 2015

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In 2013, a six-week-old infant was found unresponsive in her foster parents’ bed. This report provides the Ministry response to the OCYA one recommendation about safe sleeping practices and bed-sharing with infants.


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May 1, 2015

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The death of a young person affects everyone who is involved in the young person’s life. In October 2012, a youth who was receiving services under the Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act died by suicide. This report provides the Ministry response to the OCYA recommendations about three key...


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March 1, 2014

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The Child and Youth Advocate Act provides the Advocate with the authority to investigate systemic issues arising from a serious injury or death of a child who was receiving child intervention services at the time of the injury or death. Under this mandate, the Advocate released the Investigative...