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Violation of rights

Violation of rights

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A violation of rights occurs when the rights of a child or a teenager - who has been the subject of a report to the Director of Youth Protection (DYP) or has been taken in charge under the Youth Protection Act This link will redirect you to an external Website in a new window. and the Youth Criminal Justice Act This link will redirect you to an external Website in a new window. - are not respected.

These laws protect children and youth who are taken in charge by an institution, an organization or an individual (foster family, director of youth protection, foster home, etc.).

Violation of rights - examples:

  • A 17-year old is going through serious problems at home. Her situation is subject of a report to the Director of Youth Protection (DYP). The DYP does the evaluation without consulting the young girl.

     
  • A 5 year old child is housed in a rehabilitation centre. Her father wants to visit her. However, the director refuses to grant him the visit.

     
  • The director of an institution decides to place a teenager in an intensive supervision unit. The youth wants to speak to his lawyer to oppose the decision, but is not given the opportunity to do so.

     
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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.