Last Updated: Monday, November 29, 2010 | 12:48 PM PT
B.C.'s children's watchdog has issued another scathing report on the province's child welfare system and its progress reforming its operations, on Monday morning in Victoria.
Representative for Children and Youth's Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond says the government has only fully implemented less than half the recommendations in the 2006 landmark report on the child welfare system by retired judge Ted Hughes.
Turpel-Lafond says she is deeply disappointed with the government's progress and is particularly critical of what she sees as a lack of accountability and oversight in the child welfare system.
She says the changes made in public reporting have met neither the letter nor intent of the Hughes report and the information posted publicly now is less useful than in the past.
She described the government's action as "vague promises that make high-level references to the Hughes review yet offer no detailed information, and at other times outright government dismissal."
In Turpel-Lafond's view, the Ministry of Children and Family Development has failed to meet the targets in its service plans, and that means troubles ahead. FULL STORY
Government never has to meet service plans. Parents on the other hand-