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8-year-old Ella : Eight year old Ella

2016

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The role of the Advocate is to represent the rights, interests and viewpoints of children receiving services through the Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act7 (the Enhancement Act), the Protection of Sexually Exploited Children Act8 (PSECA), or from the youth justice system. [...] The Advocate may investigate systemic issues arising from a serious injury to or the death of a child who was receiving a designated service at the time of the injury or death if, in the opinion of the Advocate, the investigation is warranted or in the public interest. [...] These factors include: • The benefits to the child of a placement within the child’s extended family; • The benefits to the child of a placement within or as close as possible to the child’s home community; • The benefits to the child of a placement that respects the child’s familial, cultural, social or religious heritage; • The benefits to the child of stability and continuity of care and relati [...] The role of the Advocate is to represent the rights, interests and viewpoints of children receiving services through the Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act, the Protection of Sexually Exploited Children Act or from the Youth Justice System. [...] Section 9(2) (d) of the CYAA provides the Advocate with the authority to investigate systemic issues arising from a serious injury to or the death of a child who was receiving a designated service at the time of the injury or death if, in the opinion of the Advocate, the investigation is warranted or in the public interest.

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