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Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth

 

 

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Welcome

The Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth works to foster greater awareness and understanding among legislators and the public of the BC child and youth-serving system. The Committee also provides a public forum for discussion of reports by the Representative for Children and Youth.

In addition, the Committee is statutorily required by the Representative for Children and Youth Act to undertake a review of this Act at least once every five years.

The Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth is one of nine permanent all-party committees of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia. Further information on the role, functions and work of the Committee, is included in its Terms of Reference.

Terms of Reference

​On March 1, 2016, the Legislative Assembly agreed that the Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth be appointed to foster greater awareness and understanding among legislators and the public of the BC child welfare system, and in particular to:

  1. Receive and review the annual service plan from the Representative for Children and Youth (the "Representative") that includes a statement of goals and identifies specific objectives and performance measures that will be required to exercise the powers and perform the functions and duties of the Representative during the fiscal year;
  2. Be the committee to which the Representative reports, at least annually;
  3. Refer to the Representative for investigation the critical injury or death of a child;
  4. Receive and consider all reports and plans transmitted by the Representative to the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia; and,
  5. Pursuant to section 30 (1) of the Representative for Children and Youth Act, S.B.C. 2006, c. 29, undertake a comprehensive review of the Act or portions of the Act by April 1, 2017 to determine whether the functions of the representative described in section 6 are still required to ensure that the needs of children and young adults as defined in that section are met.
  6. In addition to the powers previously conferred upon Select Standing Committees of the House, the Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth be empowered:

    1. to appoint of their number one or more subcommittees and to refer to such subcommittees any of the matters referred to the committee and to delegate to the subcommittee all or any of its powers except the power to report directly to the House;
    2. to sit during a period in which the House is adjourned, during the recess after prorogation until the next following Session and during any sitting of the House;
    3. to conduct consultations by any means the committee considers appropriate;
    4. to adjourn from place to place as may be convenient; and
    5. to retain personnel as required to assist the committee;

    and shall report to the House as soon as possible, or following any adjournment, or at the next following Session, as the case may be; to deposit the original of its reports with the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly during a period of adjournment and upon resumption of the sittings of the House, the Chair shall present all reports to the Legislative Assembly.

Contact Information

Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth
c/o Parliamentary Committees Office
Room 224, Parliament Buildings
Victoria, British Columbia
V8V 1X4
Canada

Phone: 250-356-2933 (collect) or 1-877-428-8337 (toll-free)
Fax: 250-356-8172
Email: Childrenandyouthcommittee@leg.bc.ca

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