Representative’s Report #3 – Critical Injuries and Deaths: Reviews and Investigations

July 9, 2008
Update #3

Critical Injuries and Deaths: RCY Reviews and Investigations

This update provides an overview of reviews and investigations of child deaths or critical injuries which occurred between February 1 and May 31, 2008. The Representative’s reviews and investigations will identify and analyze recurring issues, to help prevent similar deaths or injuries in the future, and to inform improvements to services.Purpose

The purpose of the Representative for Children and Youth’s reviews and investigations of child deaths or critical injuries is to identify and thoughtfully analyze recurring issues — particularly in service delivery. The intent is to help prevent similar deaths or injuries in the future, and to inform improvements to services.

Independently reviewing these deaths and critical injuries is an important element of quality assurance. These reviews and investigations are done in a timely, fair, respectful and thorough manner.

Reporting Period: February 1 – May 31, 2008 *

During this reporting period, 48 critical injuries and 26 deaths of BC children and youth who were in care or receiving reviewable services within the previous year were reported to the office of the Representative for Children and Youth (RCY).

These have all undergone an initial screening by the Representative and her staff to determine whether an RCY Review (defined on page 5) is necessary. The results of this initial screening are on the following pages.

View full Representative’s Report.

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