Your 12 year old daughter jumped from a moving car to escape after you punched her in the face. She has sworn she would rather die than return to your care. While staff at the hospital where she is currently being treated remain concerned for her safety the Social Services case worker assigned to the file has decided that your apology mitigates any fears of future abuse.
"I'm sorry" means "I'm sorry I got caught....." and Social Services adopts the mentality of the abuser - "I didn't mean it." "I swear it won't happen again." "I just lost my temper, it was an accident."
And when it happens over and over, when someone actually kills their child, their punishment is a suspended sentence. Welcome to Western Canada.