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Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Discarded children still bring in subsidy checks for the adoptive parents who tossed them aside

Discarded children still bring in subsidy checks for the adoptive parents who tossed them aside 

Hundreds of adoptive parents in New York City who've sent their children to live elsewhere continue to get monthly government subsidies of up to $1,700 per child. They can continue receiving the checks until the child turns 21 years old.

New foster care rules to increase child safety take effect Sept. 1

New foster care rules to increase child safety take effect Sept. 1

New rules take effect on Labor Day for Texas Child Protective Services requiring tougher screening of foster parents and other caregivers to improve safety for youngsters in these homes two years after an alarming increase in foster-child abuse and neglect deaths.

Not all at-risk kids need caseworker visit: FACS

Not all at-risk kids need caseworker visit: FACS

Not every child at risk of significant harm needs a face-to-face visit by a caseworker, according to the Department of Family and Community Services.

‘Burned out’ social work manager suspended after failing to manage inexperienced team

‘Burned out’ social work manager suspended after failing to manage inexperienced team

A social worker and team manager who failed to provide adequate management to his “inexperienced” team will be suspended, a Health and Care Professions (HCPC) panel decided.

UK Social Worker Given Diversity Training After Exposing Pakistani Sex Ring

UK Social Worker Given Diversity Training After Exposing Pakistani Sex Ring

A British social worker says her boss forced her to take a two-day diversity training class and that she was told to never mention race in her reports after she documented that Pakistani men had committed hundreds of acts of sexual abuse in Rotherham, a town of around 250,000 in northern England.

Note: Pakistani Perverts!!!

Monday, September 01, 2014

DCF Chief Joette Katz Must Be Fired Over Child Deaths

DCF Chief Joette Katz Must Be Fired Over Child Deaths

Sarah Eagan, the state's child advocate, released her long-awaited report on 2013 child fatalities. It includes this chilling conclusion: "2013 was an unprecedented year for infant and toddler homicide." The 34-page report highlights fatal failures of the Department of Children and Families that are condemning some babies to death.

Watchdog investigates Rotherham social workers

Watchdog investigates Rotherham social workers

The social work regulator is to investigate whether to take disciplinary action against any Rotherham MBC staff, or former staff, in the wake of the child sexual exploitation scandal.

One child taken into care every 20 minutes in the UK

One child taken into care every 20 minutes in the UK

The Christian adoption and fostering charity Home for Good has invoked the spirit of World War Two's evacuation programme to protect today's vulnerable children.

Tx mom fights back against cps

More children than ever not seen by DOCS

More children than ever not seen by DOCS

The number of vulnerable children at risk of serious harm who are not seen by a Department of Community Services caseworker has increased to a record 53,151 in NSW, the latest state government figures show.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Change wanted after social work license issued to felons

Change wanted after social work license issued to felons

They work with kids, the elderly, and the mentally ill so you’d expect New Mexico’s licensed social workers to be upstanding citizens. But News 13 uncovered evidence that shows the state has been giving licenses to people no one wants around the vulnerable.

Foster parent's license revoked after infant dies in her care

Foster parent's license revoked after infant dies in her care

A foster care mother lost her license after a baby died in her care.

Study: Kids In Orphanages Can Do As Well As Those In Foster Care

Study: Kids In Orphanages Can Do As Well As Those In Foster Care

Note: That doesn't say much for foster care now does it?

"Please, sir, I want some more," Oliver Twist famously asked in the food line at an orphanage.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Former HHS Cyber Security Director Convicted For Child Porn


Former acting director of cyber security for the Department of Health and Human Services Timothy DeFoggi was convicted for a myriad of gruesome child pornography charges Tuesday, the Department of Justice announced.


In Ohio, Teenage Female Pleads Guilty to Murder of Foster Mother

In Ohio, Teenage Female Pleads Guilty to Murder of Foster Mother

In Ohio, a teenage female, age 19, pleaded guilty to the murder of her foster mother, as part of an alleged scheme that stated she was romantically linked with her foster father. Sabrina Zunich pleaded guilty to aggravated murder in Lake County on Thursday afternoon, and could possibly be given the sentence of life in prison later next month.




Eight in Adoption Abuse Case Agree to $17.5 Million Settlement With Foster Agencies

Eight in Adoption Abuse Case Agree to $17.5 Million Settlement With Foster Agencies

Eight young adults with disabilities who were fraudulently adopted by a Queens woman and subjected to years of abuse have agreed to a $17.5 million settlement of their lawsuit against three private New York foster care agencies that had placed them with the woman, a new court filing shows.

Former foster parent sentenced for child molesting

Former foster parent sentenced for child molesting

An Ashley man who served as a foster parent for seven years was sentenced to 16 years behind bars Wednesday for molesting one of the children who had been placed in his care.

Pediatric Nurse and Foster Parent Arrested for Molesting 2-Month-Old Foster Child: Feds

Pediatric Nurse Arrested for Molesting 2-Month-Old Foster Child: Feds

A San Diego pediatric nurse has been arrested for molesting a 2-month-old foster child in his care and recording the alleged abuse on camera, according to a complaint filed by the FBI Wednesday.



Rotherham's former head of children's services apologises over sex abuse scandal

Rotherham's former head of children's services apologises over sex abuse scandal

Sonia Sharp, who worked at Rotherham Borough Council from 2005 and 2008 and now holds a senior education position in Australia, has apologised to children abused by gangs of men in the town


Judge denies restraining order in immigration case

Judge denies restraining order in immigration case

A federal judge in Texas denied Wednesday a conservative activist's request for an emergency stay to stop the government from transporting immigrants who entered the country illegally in South Texas to other states or releasing them on their own recognizance.

Four Arrested In Connection To Autistic Child’s Death

Four Arrested In Connection To Autistic Child’s Death

Shortly after Tamiyah Audain’s 12th birthday, the severely autistic girl who never spoke a word, died. After a lengthy investigation, police said her death appeared to be abuse or even torture. On Wednesday, four women — including Audain’s caregiver, a ChildNet employee and two psychologists — were charged in connection with her death.

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