Practice change is the ministry of children and family development massive effort to change the way children are protected in this province. But the ministry has done little to help stakeholders understood that initiative. So, last night on Voice of BC, we asked Ms. du Toit's political boss Mary Polak whether she would commit to holding a briefing for stakeholders and members of media on practice change. The response: well, according to the minister, her deputy Lesley du Toit "has been pretty active around the province, talking to not only stakeholders but frontline staff. Right now we've provided the orientation, so we're beginning implementation now of it. It's been in development for the last three or three-and-a-half years. We now have five sites where that is beginning in earnest - where the orientation is taking place."
"I'm not sure what the best vehicle is to talk to the media about it. I daresay the public's more concerned about the kind of outcomes that they see and whether or not we're serious about the business of remaining stable and responding to what we know is best practice."