Vancouver Sun: Number of B.C. kids-in-care deaths, critical injuries jump dramatically

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NDP critic Melanie Mark, though, called the numbers “shocking,” and hopes the rising tally of injuries and deaths will force the ministry to follow some of the advocate’s recommendations, such as hiring more social workers.

“The number (of deaths and injuries) is going up and as more information is going to the advocate, there is more pressure (on the ministry) to do something about it,” she said.

“We shouldn’t get comfortable with the numbers. We shouldn’t accept that a whole bunch of children removed from their own families are experiencing harm.”

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