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Canada - System fails kids in care

on Mon, 04/15/2013 - 09:45
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Canada - System fails kids in care

Statistical analysis can be a dry subject, but not in the case of the report on how children and youth in B.C. government care are doing — these statistics measure how real people are faring.

Many are not faring well — the report notes that 50 per cent of young people leaving the child-welfare system at age 19 are on income assistance within six months.

The statistical report should not be seen as a means of pointing fingers, but as a tool for determining where improvements are needed.

The government released the report seven years after former judge Ted Hughes reviewed B.C.’s