Changes coming this spring as child intervention panel enters second phase – Edmonton Journal

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 2017139 Views

April 21, 2017

Aggressive movement to change Alberta’s child intervention system will see new legislation introduced this spring.

But before that happens, the province’s child intervention panel will wrestle with whether or not to roll back transparency measures around reporting the death of children in care.

The panel moved into its second phase this week, holding a meeting Thursday night in Edmonton to hear about the historical over-representation of indigenous children in the system.

The question of privacy and publication bans was raised repeatedly throughout the first stage of the panel’s work as members grappled with the death review process and how it needs to change.

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