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I want to make an intervention request

I want to make an intervention request

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Am I allowed to make an intervention request?

You can make an intervention request if you believe the rights of a child or a youth have been violated.

The Commission may intervene with respect to services provided by:

  • A Director of Youth Protection (DYP) when a report on a child has been filed;
  • A youth centre that has taken in charge a child or a youth;
  • A foster home to which the child or youth has been entrusted;
  • Any institution, organization or person acting under the YPA, such as a rehabilitation centre, CLSC, police officer, or CRDI (intellectual disability rehabilitation centre);
  • Any institution or person who has custody of a youth found guilty of an offence under the YCJA.

Examples of situations warranting a request to the Commission

You have reason to believe that one of these child’s rights have been violated:

  • Right to be informed and consulted: The DYP has not informed the parents or the child who is able understand, about the measures taken when the child is transferred from a foster family or rehabilitation centre;
  • Right to legal counsel: The caseworker never told the youth that he or she has the right to be represented by a lawyer;
  • Right to refuse and oppose: The DYP did not allow or inform a parent that he or she may oppose the extension of an immediate protective measure;
  • Right to adequate services: The child does not have access to the services of a psychologist as stipulated in his or her intervention plan or as ordered by the court;
  • Right to support and assistance: A mother is not allowed to have the person of her choice accompany her when meeting with the DYP;
  • Right to communicate: A child is not allowed to communicate in all confidentiality with his or her brothers and sisters;
  • Rights as to the use of disciplinary measures while a youth is placed in an institution: A youth is imposed disciplinary measures that are not provided for in the institution′s internal rules;
  • Right to be heard: A child is not allowed to express his or her needs or wishes when his or her intervention plan is being drawn up.

Who can make an intervention request?

  • Any child or youth who is the subject of a report, or who has been taken in charge, and who believes that his or her rights have been violated.
  • Any person (parent, guardian, relative, friend, case worker, professional) who believes that the rights of a child or youth, who is the subject of a report or who has been taken in charge, are being or have been violated.
  • A lawyer, on behalf of a child or a youth.
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Did you know?

If you believe that a child is being mistreated or neglected, or if you believe the child displays serious behavioural problems, you may report it to the Director of Youth Protection (DYP) for your area.

You are obligated to file a report with the DYP if:

  • You are a professional working with children—a teacher, educator, police officer, or health professional—and you learn in the course of your work that the security or development of a child or adolescent is or may be in danger.
  • You witness sexual or physical abuse.