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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Service group sues DCF, alleging smear campaign


Service group sues DCF, alleging smear campaign


A new group that seeks to help teen victims of prostitution has filed a federal civil suit against two high-ranking Department of Children & Families officials.
Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/10/31/3076686/service-group-sues-dcf-alleging.html#storylink=cpy

Jerry Sandusky: Convicted child molester moved to Penn. state prison that houses death row inmates


Jerry Sandusky: Convicted child molester moved to Penn. state prison that houses death row inmates

Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky on Wednesday was sent to serve his child molestation prison sentence at an institution in far southwestern Pennsylvania that includes most of the state's death row inmates.

Bristol Palin Making Levi Johnston’s Life 'A Living Hell' Over Child Support, Claims New Report

Bristol Palin Making Levi Johnston’s Life 'A Living Hell' Over Child Support, Claims New Report


Since being voted off Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars, Bristol Palin is making Levi Johnston’s life a living hell, according to a new report in the National Enquirer.

OCTOMOM Her Kid Allegedly Watched Mom's Masturbation Video Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2012/10/30/octomom-nadya-suleman-masturbation-video-porn-kids/#ixzz2AsxUt8VA


OCTOMOM: Her Kid Allegedly Watched Mom's Masturbation Video


At least one of Octomom's kids watched her masturbation video ... according to one of Octo's former nannies.



Kris Jenner: On The Warpath Against Child Protection Services Prank Caller


Kris Jenner: On The Warpath Against Child Protection Services Prank Caller


She’s the matriarch of one the most famous families in the world, so Kris Jenner was furious when someone called Child Protective Services to report that she was abusing her daughters.




Is a boy being kept from his parents to force them to confess to a crime they deny committing?


Is a boy being kept from his parents to force them to confess to a crime they deny committing?


A Jackson family is torn apart. First they lost their 4-year-old daughter. It was three months ago that little Birlkee Giroux went to bed, but the child never woke up. Her parents say they were devastated and shocked by what happened next.



Foster Home worker had sex with two juveniles under his care;

Foster Home worker had sex with two juveniles under his care;

On Tuesday October 16, 2012 The Kentucky State Police in Ashland received a complaint of sexual abuse involving two juvenile females at a foster home on Grahn Road in Olive Hill, KY.  During the course of the investigation it was determined that sexual intercourse had occurred between James M. Layne and two juvenile females, ages 14 and 15.  At the time of contact both juveniles were in the care of Mr. Layne.

Foster Parent Charged With Sexual Abuse

Foster Parent Charged With Sexual Abuse

Kentucky State Police say an Olive Hill man caring for two teens as a foster parent has been arrested on sexual abuse charges.

Note: But according to the last link I posted here, these things rarely happen.

Bullshit!

CPS must be more vigilant


CPS must be more vigilant

The stink from a case in which a foster parent is accused of sexually abusing children in his care could hang over the state. It could discourage people from becoming foster parents.


The truth we face in family rights activism


Well that and they don't want to loose their meal tickets.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Those British Babystealers Will Screw Anybody


Family who fostered disabled children for three generations face losing home after government 'help' scheme leaves them £59,000 in debt


A family who has fostered disabled children for three generations is facing homelessness after they signed up to a Government scheme to renovate their house so they could better care for their wards.



Unlicensed Military-Style Children’s Homes Collecting McKay Scholarship Money

Unlicensed Military-Style Children’s Homes Collecting McKay Scholarship Money


Unlicensed religious children’s homes have collected more than $600,000 in Florida McKay Scholarship money, according to a year-long investigation by the Tampa Bay Times.

Family and Children’s Services face $2.5M deficit

Family and Children’s Services face $2.5M deficit

Some of Waterloo Region’s most vulnerable children could be at risk because of additional job losses and program cuts at Family and Children’s Services, said the head of the agency.

Note: Well at least these kids will be safe from these babystealers.

Protection orders for children double in decade: welfare report


Protection orders for children double in decade: welfare report


THE number of children on care and protection orders has doubled over the past 10 years, according to a report into health and welfare of Australian young people.


Note: That's because the system sucks make so much money off of these kids.

Psychiatry's Chemical Imbalance Scam

Part 1



Part 2
http://youtu.be/OO2IWNJnXZ4

Part 3
http://youtu.be/hbhxH1igpBQ

Russia demands US grant access to adopted child subject to abuse

Russia demands US grant access to adopted child subject to abuse

Moscow has demanded that the U.S. authorities grant Russian consulate employees unlimited access to Maxim Babayev, who was subject to abuse from his U.S. foster family, according to a statement by foreign ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova.

Foster Kids "age Out" Without A Financial Education

Foster Kids "age Out" Without A Financial Education

When Eddye was a senior in high school, her goal was to save money to buy a car.


Former Foster Parent Indicted on Child Abuse Charges


Former Foster Parent Indicted on Child Abuse Charges


A former St. Charles County foster parent was indicted by a St. Charles County grand jury Friday on two counts of child abuse.



Father Can't Be Isolated From Family, Court Says

Father Can't Be Isolated From Family, Court Says

A special parole condition barring a Native American man from living with his children or dating his fiancee is "substantively unreasonable," the 9th Circuit ruled Tuesday.

A year after daughter's death, family awaits answers

A year after daughter's death, family awaits answers

The parents of a three-year-old girl who died while under the care of the province say they are still not getting all the answers they deserve about her death.

Encouraging Global Adoption Hurts Families


Encouraging Global Adoption Hurts Families


The original intent of the adoption tax credit was to help families adopt through foster care, because, as Senator Mary Landrieu, Democrat of Louisiana, said, those parents “are of lower income than those adopting with an agency or internationally.”




False Report of Child Abuse

False Report of Child Abuse


A local school principal triggered an investigation at the Bay County Sheriff's Office which has led the the arrest of a local man who was making phone calls claiming to have abused his 3 year old daughter.

Note: It will never cease to amaze me just how stupid some people can be.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Facebook used to kidnap, traffic Indonesian girls

Facebook used to kidnap, traffic Indonesian girls

When a 14-year-old girl received a Facebook friend request from an older man she didn't know, she accepted it. It was the beginning of a story that is repeating itself as sexual predators find new ways to exploit Indonesia's growing obsession with social media.

Dozens of New Yorkers fight to get off child-abuse registry

Dozens of New Yorkers fight to get off child-abuse registry


Forty-one New Yorkers are going to court to try to get off a statewide child-abuse registry, saying they were denied the chance to clear their names.

Russia angered by U.S. refusal to visit abused minor in custody

Russia angered by U.S. refusal to visit abused minor in custody

Russia was outraged with the U.S. authorities' refusal to allow diplomats to visit a Russian boy abused in the U.S. foster family, Russian Foreign Ministry said Monday.

Foster parents face trial for abuse

Foster parents face trial for abuse

A family accused of scrubbing the bodies and teeth of foster children in their care with a wire brush will go on trial next year.

County child protection problems revealed

County child protection problems revealed


Winona County Commissioners took a look last week at county child protection data generated by the state. They were hoping to learn more about what went wrong with the service during 2011. The state reported child risk and safety were adequately addressed in only 37.5 percent of child protection cases managed by county workers during 2011. They also found that workers had failed to meet mandated response times for the most serious reports of abuse in 33 percent of cases reviewed.

Hurricane

So I'm supposed to get nailed by the outer edge this hurricane, they're saying strongest winds starting around 2PM EST today. Power Outages are expected, so who knows? Power and internet could go out for days. So if I disappear, it's not my fault. The winds are just starting to pick up. And I live about 1/10th of a mile from the coast. But I will survive and be back ASAP.


Protest rally against forced adoption


Protest rally against forced adoption


A protest rally in Horsham this morning called for major changes to the adoption law.



Congresswoman Moves To Crack Down On Children In Fields

Congresswoman Moves To Crack Down On Children In Fields

An NBC Bay Area investigation into child labor has prompted a renewed push to change the law governing children working in American fields.

New US-Russia Adoption Agreement Promises Better Protections for Orphans

 New US-Russia Adoption Agreement Promises Better Protections for Orphans


The US-Russian adoption agreement, signed in Russia by President Vladimir Putin, will come into effect on November 1st. The new agreement will bring much-needed changes into the adoption process of Russian orphans by American citizens.

Why Child Welfare Committees need to be overhauled

Why Child Welfare Committees need to be overhauled

On an average two babies are abandoned daily in Delhi. If they are found in time they end up in the care of Child Welfare Committees (CWC). Given a new study done by the Delhi Legal Services Authority (DLSA) found that among the issues plaguing CWCs include a lack of infrastructure, poor record maintenance, callous attitude of members and violation of rules; questions are being raised about the quality of care these institutions can provide.

Fact-finding hearing investigates whether a couple who had apparently given birth to a child in Nigeria had been aware that it was actually a ‘staged labour’

Fact-finding hearing investigates whether a couple who had apparently given birth to a child in Nigeria had been aware that it was actually a ‘staged labour’


Family Law Week has published an excellent summary of A Local Authority v S & O [2012] EWHC 3764 (Fam). In this case a Nigerian woman living in the UK (Mrs S) went to her GP carrying a baby, O, born according to a birth certificate produced to the GP a month or so before at a maternity clinic in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. The GP was suspicious, having carried out a number of checks in the previous months which had revealed that Mrs S was not pregnant, and although she did not have concerns about the care of the baby, notified the local authority about her concerns about the parentage.

White foreign children targeted for forced adoption, says UK MP

White foreign children targeted for forced adoption, says UK MP


Social services are targeting white children from Eastern European families because they are more likely to be adopted by white British families. That’s the claim by Liberal Democrat MP for Birmingham Yardley, John Hemming. It’s a serious allegation denied by social workers.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Don't Believe Everything The Nice Social Worker Tells You - Baby LK Report For October 28th 2012

Thousands of children out on the street


Thousands of children out on the street

MORE than 4000 of Victoria's most vulnerable children have been made homeless because they have been evicted from public housing.

Florida foster children wind up in unlicensed religious homes


Florida foster children wind up in unlicensed religious homes


child care workers have violated Florida law by sending foster children to unlicensed religious homes, a Tampa Bay Times investigation has found.


Kids in care 'losing culture'

Kids in care 'losing culture'


HALF the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander foster children in Queensland do not live with indigenous carers, risking disconnection from their culture and identity.

Abuse Seen At Unlicensed Group Homes

Abuse Seen At Unlicensed Group Homes


They shaved him bald that first morning in 2008, put him in an orange jumpsuit and made him exercise past dark.

Gary Glitter released on bail - police

Gary Glitter released on bail - police


A spokesman for Scotland Yard said that at about 5pm, the man in his 60s was bailed to return to the police station in mid-December, pending further inquiries.


Saturday, October 27, 2012

Child agency places official, supervisor, caseworker on leave pending probe of toddler's death

Child agency places official, supervisor, caseworker on leave pending probe of toddler's death

Texas Child Protective Services placed three employees on leave Friday in the wake of the death of a nearly 2-year-old Abilene girl whose mother claims she was too stressed by her husband's deployment to care for her children.

DSS inspections may increase


DSS inspections may increase

State officials may bring extra scrutiny to Mecklenburg County DSS in response to failures to protect children.




States don't often share child-abuse records. And sometimes kids like Jeanette Maples die.


States don't often share child-abuse records. And sometimes kids like Jeanette Maples die.

A 10-year-old girl is found dead in a footlocker in Arizona and police learn her family had been under investigation by child welfare authorities in Utah.

Social workers ‘feared what Ofsted would find’ before damning child protection service report

Social workers ‘feared what Ofsted would find’ before damning child protection service report


A SENIOR social worker has told the Hereford Times that a highly critical Ofsted report into Herefordshire Council’s child protection practice came as “no major surprise” on the frontline where staff are struggling to work within legal guidelines.

Indians join Slovaks in protesting against UK child snatchers

Indians join Slovaks in protesting against UK child snatchers


Concerned by my reporting on how our “child protection” system has gone off the rails, one of my readers, David Phipps of Witney, wrote about it to his MP, David Cameron. As Mr Phipps records on his Witterings of Witney blog, the PM replied that he was aware of my articles but that they give “a very misleading picture” of our care system. I may occasionally single out a case where “a wrong decision” was taken, but he wanted to assure his disbelieving constituent that such mistakes are “exceptionally rare”.

Man divorces & sues wife for being ugly, wins

Man divorces & sues wife for being ugly, wins

Divorces are never pretty, but this one is pretty ugly. A man from northern China divorced and sued his wife for being ugly. He won $120,000 in the lawsuit and has once again made the world question the validity of phrases like “marriage” and “love”.

SPECIAL REPORT: DFCS and children at risk


SPECIAL REPORT: DFCS and children at risk


11Alive News has spent months investigating the state's handling of cases of alleged child abuse and the troubling failures to protect at-risk children.


Note: These people couldn't tell the difference between child abuse and a hole in the ground.

Ex-social services boss on sex abuse charges

Ex-social services boss on sex abuse charges


FORMER social services boss Brian O’Leary, 65,  has been accused of sexually abusing a boy living in a children’s home more than 30 years ago.

Foster children more likely to be prescribed psychotropic drugs than non-foster children, GAO study finds

Foster children more likely to be prescribed psychotropic drugs than non-foster children, GAO study finds

Foster children in Massachusetts are nearly four times as likely to be prescribed psychotropic drugs as non-foster children in the state, an alarming figure released in a report this morning by the Government Accountability Office during a congressional hearing.

Abilene CPS operating normally despite probe into death of Dyess toddler

Abilene CPS operating normally despite probe into death of Dyess toddler


The Abilene Child Protective Services office is continuing normal operations despite the ongoing investigation of four employees in connection to a case in which a 22-month-old girl died, a CPS official said.

After 15 years and abuse case, police locate father of malnourished Georgia teen found wandering Los Angeles bus terminal


After 15 years and abuse case, police locate father of malnourished Georgia teen found wandering Los Angeles bus terminal

The case of Mitch Comer, 18, grabbed national headlines last month after the emaciated boy was picked up by L.A. police with $200 and a note from his stepfather listing homeless shelters in California. But authorities now say they’ve been able to locate the boy’s long-lost biological father.

DSS study’s alarming review demands action


DSS study’s alarming review demands action


The secret study of Mecklenburg County’s child welfare division, a report Observer and Qcitymetro.com reporters revealed this week, offers two recommendations that the county should take immediately or explain why it won’t.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Cost of Arizona child-welfare glitch is uncertain


Cost of Arizona child-welfare glitch is uncertain

It's been a month since Arizona officials disclosed a massive computer error affecting thousands of Child Protective Services cases. Yet attorneys and state child-welfare officials still haven't determined the full extent of the problem, how best to manage it or how much it will cost taxpayers.


Futures uncertain for those aging out of child welfare system

Futures uncertain for those aging out of child welfare system


Reba Payne and several of her six siblings entered the child welfare system just after she turned 15.

Dad finds lost son 15 years later because of child abuse scandal


Dad finds lost son 15 years later because of child abuse scandal


A father looking for his son since the mother took off 15 years ago has found the boy because of a Georgia child abuse scandal.


Warren foster mother faces child abuse charges

Warren foster mother faces child abuse charges


A Warren woman who was a foster mom to four children faces child abuse charges, including allegations that the kids lived in filth.

Pair kept foster child unlawfully, court told


Pair kept foster child unlawfully, court told

A young couple who pleaded guilty to harbouring a foster child told a court they felt sorry for the girl and took her in when she complained of physical and sexual abuse in state care.

Foster parents so scared of red tape they ask for permission to get children's hair cut and avoid school trips



Foster parents so scared of red tape they ask for permission to get children's hair cut and avoid school trips

The study by The Fostering Network highlights the difficulties for foster carers in making day-to-day decisions






Child protection worker faces child cruelty charge

Child protection worker faces child cruelty charge


When Academy of Richmond County officials called a state agency Tuesday to report suspected child abuse, they reached the child’s mother, Sharonika Wesby Wimberly, who was later jailed on charges.

"She's A CPS Agent" by Baby LK and the Caseworkers

I'm sorry. I was bored.

Amateur US boxing suspended over ex-president's views on child abuse

Amateur US boxing suspended over ex-president's views on child abuse


Amateur boxing in the US has been suspended for three months after USA Boxing failed to remove the former president from its board despite hugely controversial comments he made about homosexuality and child abuse earlier this year.

Caseworkers rely on workarounds to track abused and neglected children

Caseworkers rely on workarounds to track abused and neglected children


The computer system Tennessee uses to keep track of abused and neglected children has so many problems that a team of independent experts has resorted to a patchwork of old-fashioned workarounds to keep watch over the Department of Children’s Services.

After big CPS glitch, debate over obligations continues

After big CPS glitch, debate over obligations continues


A month after the state disclosed a massive computer error affecting thousands of Child Protective Services cases, attorneys and state child-welfare officials still haven’t determined the full extent of the problem, how best to manage it or how much it will cost taxpayers.

Most child abuse calls 'screened'





A majority of people would likely expect a call to a child abuse hotline will be investigated right away. However, a 41 Action News investigation discovered many calls to child abuse hotlines are never assigned to a social worker.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Local CPS administrator put on leave

Local CPS administrator put on leave


The program administrator for the Child Protective Services office in Wichita Falls has been placed on emergency leave in connection with an investigation into CPS in Abilene that involves possible tampering or withholding evidence from an investigation.

Teen Convicted of Beating Foster Sister To Death Is Ordered to Group Home

Teen Convicted of Beating Foster Sister To Death Is Ordered to Group Home


Judge Sherrie Krauser rejected prosecutors' request to have the juvenile placed in a detention facility.

Kid born of rape God’s will: GOPer

Kid born of rape God’s will: GOPer


Republican US Senate candidate Richard Mourdock said last night that when a woman is impregnated due to rape, “it’s something God intended.”

Texas Woman Who Stole Foster Kids’ Christmas Gifts Sentenced

Texas Woman Who Stole Foster Kids’ Christmas Gifts Sentenced

Sarah Marie Adams, 47, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for a series of burglaries in East Texas, including the theft of Christmas gifts set aside for foster children.

Russian media sources begin to correct false allegations concerning Finland

Russian media sources begin to correct false allegations concerning Finland


News agency Itar-Tass reported that Johan Bäckman was not dismissed from the University of Helsinki

Dr. Phil on Baby Veronica: He Just Doesn’t Get It


Dr. Phil on Baby Veronica: He Just Doesn’t Get It


Dr. Phil either gets it or he doesn’t. After viewing a recent episode of his show that featured the perspective of adoptive parents in the “battle over Baby Veronica,” it is clear to me that he doesn’t get it.



Juvenile justice in Manipur suspended because of corruption

Juvenile justice in Manipur suspended because of corruption

The Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) in its latest report, 'Manipur: Juvenile justice suspended' released on Monday claimed that juvenile justice has been suspended in Manipur by the ministry of women and child development because of corruption and misuse of the resources.

Accused killer's mother trying to adopt child


Accused killer's mother trying to adopt child


A young child whose mother was killed is at the center of an emotional custody battle.


Report slams Wash. adoption system

Report slams Wash. adoption system


The system in place to oversee Washington state's adoption system lacks sufficient safeguards to protect children from potentially abusive homes, according to a report due out Tuesday.

Report recommends changes to protect adopted children in state from abuse

Report recommends changes to protect adopted children in state from abuse

A report on abused adopted children has concluded that, for the most part, adoptive families in Washington state provide nurturing, loving homes. But the study also said there are problems that need to be addressed.

DFCS supervisor charged with child abuse


DFCS supervisor charged with child abuse


A regional supervisor for child abuse at the Department of Family and Children Services was arrested Tuesday on a charge of child cruelty in the first degree after she was accused of abusing her daughter.



Aniyah Batchelor murder: 13-year-old suspect to go to therapeutic foster care

Aniyah Batchelor murder: 13-year-old suspect to go to therapeutic foster care


The 13-year-old boy accused in the beating death of a 2-year-old foster child living with his family will not go to a detention center. Instead, he will be sent to therapeutic foster care.

Man accused of nearly beating his foster child to death waives hearing


Man accused of nearly beating his foster child to death waives hearing


A man accused of nearly beating his three-year-old foster child to death was in court Tuesday and waived his preliminary hearing.



New system designed to better care for foster children

New system designed to better care for foster children

Alberta’s foster care caseworkers are experimenting with a new information management system that should help prevent lapses in care similar to those identified in a recent fatality inquiry.

Note: These people are full of crap.  They are trying to soften the blow to their tarnished public image by making the public think that they're actually working to address the problems.


Hearing set regarding Nebraska's foster care system


Hearing set regarding Nebraska's foster care system

Nebraska lawmakers have scheduled a hearing on children who "age out" of the state's foster care system.

Law Matters / If your child is arrested at school

Law Matters / If your child is arrested at school


You get the phone call from the school. You must come right away. Your minor child (under 16) is accused of breaking the law and is being suspended immediately. The police are there, arresting your child, and the school administration is taking action, too.

BBC Faces Allegations of Attempting to Cover Child Sex Abuse

One of the BBC's most famous faces, Jimmy Savile, allegedly sexually abused hundreds of young girls. The BBC allegedly knew about the abuse.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Sister says accuser planned false allegations against foster parent

Sister says accuser planned false allegations against foster parent


The sexual abuse case against former foster parent Marvie Hill and his business partner Eddie Wormwood might have taken a turn on Tuesday.

Former foster parent sentenced for sex abuse


Former foster parent sentenced for sex abuse


A former Brownsville foster parent was sentenced to 14 years in prison Monday for molesting a six-year-old foster child in 2009.


Maryland foster care violence detailed in agency records

Maryland foster care violence detailed in agency records


The boy did not want to take a shower. After being asked to wash up, the 10-year-old began throwing glass cookware in the kitchen, turned on the stove and started a small fire, according to state records. His foster father wound up in the hospital with chest pains.

Court annuls toddler deportation order


Court annuls toddler deportation order

"According to the Migration Court of Appeals it is not in the child's best interest under the current circumstances to deport Haddile to France," the court said in a statement shortly after the decision was made public.

Social workers criticised over death of young brothers

Social workers criticised over death of young brothers


An official report into the murder of two young boys by their mother at the beginning of this year has criticised social workers for failing to intervene and says the senior official was 'too involved' with the family.

Removal of children is 'inhumane'

Removal of children is 'inhumane'

As recently as last decade it was common practice to sterilise the intellectually disabled. 

Public needs answers about DSS, child safety


Public needs answers about DSS, child safety


The charges and counter-charges being thrown around about who’s accountable for notable failures by the Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services to keep children safe are enough to make your head spin. When everything is sorted out – and that should be a priority – there is likely to be blame to go around.



Pacifier Use Detrimental to Emotional Health


Pacifier Use Detrimental to Emotional Health


New parents have a lot of decisions to make regarding their children’s physical well-being, many of which can be controversial: feed on demand or feed on a schedule, breastfeed or bottle-feed, circumcision or no circumcision, vaccines or no vaccines. Now, parents are getting mixed messages about a once-universal baby accessory that no one thought twice about, and it affects emotional health more than physical health. Pacifiers have been linked to emotional problems for boys later in life, according to a new study.



Report links rash of abuse, state adoption policy flaws


Report links rash of abuse, state adoption policy flaws


A new state report blames shortcomings in state policy for a recent rash of severe abuse of adopted children, including lack of oversight of private adoption agencies, inadequate safety nets for catching potential abuse, and urgency to place the state's displaced and orphaned children in permanent homes.



11-year-old accused in Maine baby death arraigned

11-year-old accused in Maine baby death arraigned

The youngest person to be charged with homicide in Maine in at least 30 years bit her nails and looked down during her first court appearance Monday.

Maha govt cancels licenses of 18 children's shelter homes


Maha govt cancels licenses of 18 children's shelter homes

Maharashtra Government has cancelled the licenses of 18 children's shelter homes in Marathwada region after scrutiny of over 500 such premises.

Former foster care child opens up about life in the system


Former foster care child opens up about life in the system


SINCE he was three, Rockhampton's Michael Easter has been in foster care.



Ill. Catholic Charities seek new path without foster care, adoption


Ill. Catholic Charities seek new path without foster care, adoption


The Catholic Charities agencies of Illinois are trying to meet society’s needs “in a different way” in their first year without the state contracts that supported their adoption and foster care services.


Octomom Nadya Suleman Accuser Gina M. Bryson Makes Public Plea for Octuplets

Octomom Nadya Suleman Accuser Gina M. Bryson Makes Public Plea for Octuplets


A Rossmoor woman who cared for at least some of Nadya Suleman's 14 children in La Habra is backing up two former caregivers whose allegations of child neglect and other serious accusations against the so-called Octomom led to investigations by police and Child Protective Services (CPS).

FOSTER FATHER HEARING



The foster father accused of sexually abusing at least two of foster children will be in court tomorrow. Today his accusers took the stand. News 3's Marissa mike is live in the newsroom. There was some very sensitive testimony in the courtroom today.

Sending children to live out-of-state: Whose decision is it?

Sending children to live out-of-state: Whose decision is it?


Unconvinced that Connecticut boys who have broken the law are being properly treated when they are sent to live at Glen Mills School in Pennsylvania for rehabilitation, officials at the state's child welfare agency have decided to stop sending children there.

NY nurse testifies about scuffle with RFK son

NY nurse testifies about scuffle with RFK son


A defense lawyer said Douglas Kennedy acted instinctively to protect the baby when the nurse overreacted to his innocent attempt to get fresh air for the infant.

Parents’ bath salts abuse sends more children to state custody

Parents’ bath salts abuse sends more children to state custody

A spike in the number of children entering state custody because their parents are abusing bath salts has forced the state’s Office of Child and Family Services to add almost $1 million to its budget this year to accommodate 200 additional children living in foster care and in the homes of relatives.

Note: But look at all the extra money they get.

Monday, October 22, 2012

UK Court Allows Nigerian Couple To Keep Stolen Baby

UK Court Allows Nigerian Couple To Keep Stolen Baby


A couple, who could not have children, have been told by the High Court in United Kingdom they can keep a baby born in Nigeria, despite tests showing they were not the child's biological parents.

Foster Mother Held for Court on Child Endangerment Charges


Foster Mother Held for Court on Child Endangerment Charges


Yolanda Clay of Rankin faces charges for leaving a 4-year-old child with autism locked in car on 88-degree day in September.



Utah aunt fights clock to adopt children from foster care

Utah aunt fights clock to adopt children from foster care

Price • Faced with the possibility her nieces and nephews will be legally cut out of her family, an Orem woman is speaking out against what she calls misleading practices by the Department of Child and Family Services.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

How To Fail Vulnerable Children - Baby LK Report For October 21st 2012

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NICWA responds to Dr. Phil's coverage of S.C. ICWA case


NICWA responds to Dr. Phil's coverage of S.C. ICWA case

On October 18, 2012, the Dr. Phil show aired an episode that focused on a disputed custody case involving an American Indian child, Veronica. The case pits a loving father’s attempts to parent his daughter against a non-Indian couple from South Carolina–the Capobiancos–and their attorneys who orchestrated an illegal attempt to adopt Veronica. The National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) is gravely disappointed in the heavy slant toward the Capobiancos’ recounting of the situation and interpretation of the legal issues in the case.

Catholic Church to make full apology to priest accused in the wrong


Catholic Church to make full apology to priest accused in the wrong


The Catholic Church is to make a full apology to a priest wrongly accused of child protection issues.




Child Abuse in the UK: Witchcraft and Possession


Child Abuse in the UK: Witchcraft and Possession


On Christmas day, 2010, Kristy Bamu was tortured to death by his sister Magalie Bamu, and her partner Eric Bilkubi. Kristy was deprived of food and water for three days and three nights. He was struck with a heavy bar and hammer, knocking out his teeth. Ceramic floor tiles and bottles were smashed on his head and a pair of pliers used to twist his ear. According to Kristy’s sister and her partner, Kristy was a “witch”. The prolonged attack of “unspeakable savagery and brutality” was part of a deliverance ceremony (or exorcism), necessary to free the child of alleged possession.



Fewer foreign children available for Utah families to adopt

Fewer foreign children available for Utah families to adopt


In the 15 years since she launched an adoption agency, Kathy Kaiser has placed more than 1,000 children from foreign countries with loving families in the United States.

Nonprofit Says Worker Shortage Hurts Their Ability to Protect Kids

Nonprofit Says Worker Shortage Hurts Their Ability to Protect Kids

Midland, TX -It’s a story gaining national attention: a child abuse case in Abilene that turns tragic. 

Note: See how they use their screw-ups as a precursor to demanding the state pump more money into the system?  "We realize that we're an arrogant bunch of dippy-doo's, but there just isn't enough of us to go around.  Give us more money."

Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services rift exposes deadly failures


Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services rift exposes deadly failures


Before 5-month-old Trinity McIllwain died, a social worker responsible for her protection carried a caseload four times what the state recommends.




Saturday, October 20, 2012

Young girl’s mother hopes inquiry sparks changes

Young girl’s mother hopes inquiry sparks changes

Note: But she's not holding her breath.


A fatality inquiry into the death of a young girl details a system that simply failed to act and now the girl’s mother wants changes.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Foster mother 'blamed for baby's death after she died choking on her own mucus, covered in feces and cockroach bites' gets $1m insurance money


Foster mother 'blamed for baby's death after she died choking on her own mucus, covered in feces and cockroach bites' gets $1m insurance money 


The foster mother of a baby who died in a feces and cockroach-laden crib has been able to collect around $1million insurance money despite the seven-month-old being seriously neglected while under her care.



MP Khalid Mahmood warns Birmingham City Council over children's department


MP Khalid Mahmood warns Birmingham City Council over children's department


A Birmingham MP has warned that the city council must now deliver and turn round its failing children's services department.

Alberta girl, 13, failed by foster care, inquiry finds

Alberta girl, 13, failed by foster care, inquiry finds


A disabled 13-year-old child who died shortly after spending most of her life in foster care was failed by Alberta's foster care system, a fatality inquiry found.

Director of DCS call center replaced

Director of DCS call center replaced


The Tennessee Department of Children’s Services has replaced the director of the call center where case workers have struggled to answer phone calls reporting child abuse and neglect.

Children database raises eyebrows

Children database raises eyebrows


A database of 20,000 to 30,000 vulnerable children selected by a "predictive risk model", proposed in the Government's long-awaited white paper on child abuse, is raising alarm in surprising quarters. Social issues reporter Simon Collins investigates

Viewers Respond to Dr. Phil Episode About Baby Veronica Custody Battle: Boycott the Anti-Native American Dr. Phil Show


Viewers Respond to Dr. Phil Episode About Baby Veronica Custody Battle: Boycott the Anti-Native American Dr. Phil Show


In response to yesterday’s episode of the Dr. Phil Show that attacked the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) and undermined the significance of Native children remaining in their tribe and being immersed in their culture, a grassroots campaign to “Boycott the Anti-Native American Dr. Phil Show” was started on Facebook.

Note: here is the link to the Dr Phil boycott Page.  https://www.facebook.com/BoycottTheAntiNativeAmericanDrPhilShow




Tasmanian Premier Apologizes to Thousands for Past Forced Adoptions

Tasmanian Premier Apologizes to Thousands for Past Forced Adoptions


The Tasmanian Government's adoption policies, forced in the past, have affected tens of thousands of people in the island state. A recent report found that political leaders have now owed an apology to all of them for their sufferings.

Why Flamin' Hot Cheetos are sending kids to ER

Why Flamin' Hot Cheetos are sending kids to ER


It's not only the schools: Some doctors are taking issue with Flamin' Hot Cheetos because they are leading to unnecessary emergency room visits.

Fostering social worker’s suspension lifted after conduct delays


Fostering social worker’s suspension lifted after conduct delays


The social worker’s case “was not particularly complex” and should have been dealt with earlier, found the Care Standards Tribunal.



Dozens complain about DCS during South Bend meeting

Dozens complain about DCS during South Bend meeting

Dozens of frustrated parents and social workers hope state lawmakers will take their advice on how to fix Indiana's Department of Child Services.

BBC covered up Jimmy Savile’s child abuse because he was friends with Prince Charles, claims veteran broadcaster Bill Oddie

BBC covered up Jimmy Savile’s child abuse because he was friends with Prince Charles, claims veteran broadcaster Bill Oddie


Veteran BBC presenter Bill Oddie yesterday backed claims disgraced Jimmy Savile’s abuse was covered up – because he was friends with Prince Charles.

Sandusky book profits likely covered by Son of Sam law

Sandusky book profits likely covered by Son of Sam law


Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was sentenced to between 30 and 60 years in prison last week after being convicted of 45 counts of child sexual abuse. Without any possibility of parole, Sandusky, 68, will spend the rest of his life behind bars. What he intends to do with his time in prison has raised more than a few eyebrows.

Separated by law: Families torn apart by 1996 immigration measure

Separated by law: Families torn apart by 1996 immigration measure


In a nation built by immigrants, they thought they could pursue their American Dream — with loved ones at their side. Instead, they're living an American nightmare that's tearing families apart and forcing Americans into exile.

Another ethics complaint lodged against Putnam family law judge

Another ethics complaint lodged against Putnam family law judge

A Putnam County family law judge again is accused of showing ill-temper toward a litigant.

Note: Perhaps they should remove this asshole from the bench.  Eh?

U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Review International Custody Case

U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Review International Custody Case


The United States Supreme Court recently decided to review an international custody case involving the fate of the daughter of an American father and a Scottish mother.

Boy Scouts' Internal Files Equated Gay Leaders With Pedophiles

Boy Scouts' Internal Files Equated Gay Leaders With Pedophiles


A newly posted database shows in disturbing detail how the Boy Scouts of America has regularly equated gay people with pedophiles — a false equivalence sometimes made by those that argue gays are rightly barred from the group.

Legal procedures required to defend false allegations of child abuse

Legal procedures required to defend false allegations of child abuse


Crime like ‘child abuse' is always considered as serious crime under US criminal law. It is a serious offense where a child has been abused physically, mentally or sexually by his or her parents or someone elder who is close to him or her. It is often seen that the abuse has been carried out by the suspect either purposely or out of negligence towards the child. Such cases are often carried out either in family law court or juvenile court.

However, it is often seen that the suspect who has been held for child abuse may not commit the crime in actual. The suspect has been falsely accused of such crime so that his or her reputation in the society gets hampered. In such situation, the suspect needs to be very careful.

How to defend yourself if you face such serious allegation?

Have you faced false accusation for abusing your child? If so, you need to be very careful about the legal steps you decide to take. Knowing about these effective measures can actually help you to prove your innocence. Otherwise, you may fall into a more complicated situation instead of getting out of it. Hence, if you face such accuse while going through other legal proceedings like divorce, you will be denied from getting custodial right for your child.

Stay calm in such situation:–

Hearing the accusation on one fine day, you may react adversely. Such reaction won't help you to save yourself. Instead, you may fall into more complex problems. To avoid such situations, it is better to stay calm. You can just claim that the accusation is false. Other than this, it is better not to take any drastic step. Instead, try to find out who the actual accuser is.

Be careful when you plan to visit your child after facing such accusation:–

Visit your child in the presence of another trustworthy individual. This individual should be reliable enough who will not pass any fake statement against you in front of the court. If you notice any bruises on your child's body, inform it to the Department of Family and Child Services. As the department to check out whether any other individual is responsible for the bruises or the child has received such injury while playing.

Take legal assistance for better guidance: –

Just by claiming that you have not committed the crime won't prove your innocence. Hence, you need to take legal assistance. Who can provide you such assistance?  An experienced criminal lawyer specialized in handling such cases is the most suitable person to do so. The appointed lawyer can explain you about the legal steps required in such case in details. In fact, he can even suggest you about the best time to file petition for claiming your innocence.


Hence, adopting such measures can help you to prove yourself innocent in front of the court.
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Mark Hall is a freelance writer and his area of interest and expertise is criminal law. Mark has his own blogs and websites where he talks about criminal law and the different aspects of various criminal cases. In his recent articles, Mark has discussed about child abuse and has also mentioned how an experienced criminal save an innocent from facing false allegation of such crime. He will also explain the suspect about legal proceedings in details required to prove innocence.

Watertown doctor accused of making false report to state agency

Watertown doctor accused of making false report to state agency

A Watertown doctor will have to pay a $1,000 fine and face a six-month probation of her medical license after making a false report about a teenage patient and the patient's father to the state Department of Children and Families.

Adoption Bottleneck in Clark County

Adoption Bottleneck in Clark County

Clark County’s Department of Child and Family Services matched about 800 children with adoptive families last year, but that number is expected to drop dramatically in 2012, according to Assemblywoman April Mastroluca.

Dr. Phil Show To Feature Perspective of Adoptive Parents in ‘Battle Over Baby Veronica’


Dr. Phil Show To Feature Perspective of Adoptive Parents in ‘Battle Over Baby Veronica’


Today, the DR. PHIL Show will tell the story of  Matt and Melanie Capobianco, the non-native adoptive parents of 3-year-old Veronica (Cherokee), who was removed from her home in South Carolina at the age of 2 this past New Year’s Eve to live with her biological father, Dusten Brown, in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, a neighboring city of the Tahlequah-based Cherokee Nation.



NGO reunites eight kids with their families

NGO reunites eight kids with their families


The Child Protection and Welfare Bureau, Rawalpindi, has reunited eight children with their parents and also taken nine other children into its custody for care and to trace out their guardians.

23 Minnesotans Named in Boy Scouts' 'Perversion' Files


23 Minnesotans Named in Boy Scouts' 'Perversion' Files


Confidential files kept by the Boy Scouts of America on men they suspected of child sex abuse were released Thursday after a two-year-long court battle, identifying 23 Minnesota men from 13 communities - from Minneapolis to International Falls.



Non-Fathers Tricked into Paying Child Support Can Sue in Tenn.

Non-Fathers Tricked into Paying Child Support Can Sue in Tenn.


A Tennessee man who was tricked into paying child support by his ex-wife for a son that wasn’t his will be able to recover the money he gave to the mother, the state Supreme Court ruled this month.

Sri Lanka says all former child soldiers freed

Sri Lanka says all former child soldiers freed

The Sri Lankan government Friday said that all former Tamil Tiger child soldiers who underwent rehabilitation after being arrested have been freed.

Nadya Suleman Intending to Sue Ex-Nannies After They Allege Child Neglect and Sexual Abuse


Nadya Suleman Intending to Sue Ex-Nannies After They Allege Child Neglect and Sexual Abuse


Nadyan Suleman has hired a lawyer to fight the allegations made by two of her former nannies who are claiming they witnessed child neglect and sexual abuse inside her La Habra home, Celebuzz is reporting. The Octomom told Celebuzz during an interview that she plans on suing the nannies for slander and making the false allegations against her.



New tool to get foster kids out of hotels

New tool to get foster kids out of hotels


A new website that connects foster parents with children stuck in hotels has gone online.

Teenage girl in foster care set her bedroom on fire, Leicester court told

Teenage girl in foster care set her bedroom on fire, Leicester court told


A teenage girl in foster care set fire to her bedroom while two people were in the house, a court heard.

46 banned by Boy Scouts in Maine over abuse, files show

46 banned by Boy Scouts in Maine over abuse, files show

Forty-six individuals and at least 38 communities in Maine are listed in a Los Angeles Times database recording incidents of suspected or proven child abuse or molestation involving Boy Scouts of America members.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Ruling lets foster mother profit from baby's death to tune of $1 million, lawyer says


Ruling lets foster mother profit from baby's death to tune of $1 million, lawyer says


An appeals court ruling has allowed a Tulsa foster mother to “profit from her own neglect” by collecting about $1 million in insurance proceeds after a baby died in her care, according to court records and a motion by an attorney representing the child’s estate.




Arizona Daily Wildcat Apologizes for ‘Fruit Roll Up’ Cartoon Depicting Homophobia, Child Abuse

Arizona Daily Wildcat Apologizes for ‘Fruit Roll Up’ Cartoon Depicting Homophobia, Child Abuse


The Arizona Daily Wildcat at the University of Arizona is apologizing for publishing a controversial cartoon earlier this week that features a fairly horrific depiction of homophobia and child abuse.

Caseworkers cannot revisit a family after case is closed, according to CPS spokesman

Caseworkers cannot revisit a family after case is closed, according to CPS spokesman

When Child Protective Services officials close a case, they also close the door on checking back in with the family to see if conditions are better.

Note: Bullshit, all they have to do is make a phone call to the hotline and they can invite themselves right back in.

Adoptive Parents Who Stole Baby Veronica Sit Down With The Loud Mouth System Suck Known As Dr. Phil


Adoptive Parents Of Baby Veronica Sit Down With Dr. Phil

The adoptive parents of a Native American girl from Oklahoma sat down with Dr. Phil Thursday to discuss their petition to the U.S. Supreme Court and the contentious adoption case.

Fatality report documents failures in foster care system

Fatality report documents failures in foster care system

Samantha Martin weighed 51 pounds when she was 12, half the average weight for a girl that age.



Sandusky Asks Judge to Overturn Convictions



Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky is asking a judge to overturn his child sexual abuse convictions and grant him a new trial, claiming his lawyers lacked sufficient time to prepare.


Sandusky asks judge to overturn child sex abuse convictions



Boy Scout files released under court order: protection for child molestors

Boy Scout files released under court order: protection for child molestors

Again and again, decade after decade, an array of authorities — police chiefs, prosecutors, pastors and local Boy Scout leaders among them — quietly shielded scoutmasters and others accused of molesting children, a newly opened trove of confidential papers shows.

Almost 50 children's bodies found in unmarked graveyard at Florida school



In an absolutely horrifying story, a forensics team has found that a secret graveyard hidden behind a Florida reform school could be home to nearly 50 unidentified bodies of past students. Now, families and former peers of the victims are speaking out to say the deaths were actually caused by abusive school administrators!

'Please don't send us back to Spain' plead custody battle children

'Please don't send us back to Spain' plead custody battle children


The four children that went on the run with their British mother have written letters pleading not to be sent back to live with their father in Spain.

Custody win for sperm donor father


Custody win for sperm donor father


A SPERM donor who secretly fathered two girls in two Australian states four years apart will raise his eldest daughter and have sole rights to decide where she goes to school after winning a bitter custody dispute.



KLAPHEKE DEATH: Ex-CPS worker alleges document tampering wasn't uncommon at Abilene office


KLAPHEKE DEATH: Ex-CPS worker alleges document tampering wasn't uncommon at Abilene office

We're getting a better idea of what may be happening inside Abilene's CPS office from someone who used to work there.

Charade of having to adopt my own daughter

Charade of having to adopt my own daughter

We still have a long way to go before the rights of all our children are truly cherished in law

PD: AZ foster dad arrested for fleeing serious crash

PD: AZ foster dad arrested for fleeing serious crash

An Arizona foster dad is facing charges after allegedly running from the scene of a crash with two children in his care.

Why I Don’t Think Being A Foster Mom Equates Insta-Sainthood


Why I Don’t Think Being A Foster Mom Equates Insta-Sainthood

Just because someone is a foster mom, that doesn’t automatically mean they are a good mom.





Conversations: Forced adoption

Conversations: Forced adoption


WHEN Dr John Knight said (Page 5, October 10) that when he arranged adoptions in the 1950s and '60s "every pregnant girl ... wanted to dispose of the baby as quickly and quietly as possible".

United Church of Canada to hold mirror to its role in forced adoptions as families push for national inquiry


United Church of Canada to hold mirror to its role in forced adoptions as families push for national inquiry


The United Church of Canada is poised to strike a special task force dedicated to uncovering historic forced adoption practices, just as a national group prepares for an unprecedented conference next week that it hopes will catapult the topic squarely on to the public agenda and pressure the federal government to call an inquiry.



Former Sacramento teacher gets 18 years for child sex crimes


Former Sacramento teacher gets 18 years for child sex crimes


Former Sacramento teacher Preston Lewis was sentenced Tuesday to 18 years in state prison for child sex crimes.

Report Card on U.S. Children “We can do Better”


Report Card on U.S. Children “We can do Better”


Nearly two years ago, more than a dozen welfare experts trooped to Capitol Hill to testify about challenges to American children and their families. A pair of U.S. senators who heard them out also commissioned a follow-up report asking for an assessment of children’s’ well-being. It’s just been published and begins with the words: “We can do better.”


Director of hospital that treats child molesters accused of raping foster child


Director of hospital that treats child molesters accused of raping foster child

The executive director of Napa State Hospital, a Northern California mental institution whose patients include convicted child molesters, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of sexually molesting a foster child in his care for more than a decade.

Those in charge looked the other way, former residents say


Those in charge looked the other way, former residents say

WHEN TONY SMITH thinks about his 3 1/2 years at the “Colored Home,” one person lingers in his mind.






UPDATE: CPS supervisors being investigated for evidence tampering, no charges filed

UPDATE: CPS supervisors being investigated for evidence tampering, no charges filed


Three Child Protective Services supervisors in Abilene are being investigated by the Abilene Police for possibly altering, destroying or concealing evidence in the death of a 22-month-old on Dyess Air Force Base.

Abilene police investigating Child Protective Services

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Painful memories persist for parents

Painful memories persist for parents

A lot has happened since the Pekin Daily Times ran a story last year about Michelle and Dave Weidner, the Peoria couple who faced criminal and Department of Children and Family Services investigations due to an erroneous diagnosis from a doctor at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria that their son, Jacob, had a skull fracture.

Police: Couple Ran Strip Club In Home; Abused Adopted Kids

Police: Couple Ran Strip Club In Home; Abused Adopted Kids

It started with a dead body on the front yard of a Southern California home. When detectives investigating that unsolved July homicide went with a search warrant this month, they said they discovered something even more shocking inside: seven adopted children who recounted incidents of sexual abuse and beatings — all living in a home that had been converted into a strip club.

I'll bet you a binder full of women that this is a desperate attempt to squash any parents right to speak out against CPS and family court fraud

Woman accused of harassing, stalking county judge, other officials


An alleged Twitter tirade that targeted a Montgomery County judge and county social workers has ended in stalking and harassment charges against a Pottstown woman.

Note: Sorry, for awareness raising purposes, I gotta ride some of these trends.

We lost our kids for 5 years after wrongful ‘shaken baby’ conviction


We lost our kids for 5 years after wrongful ‘shaken baby’ conviction


FIVE years ago doting dad Ben Butler saved his baby daughter’s life when she stopped breathing – and soon found himself in JAIL.




Police step in to hunt four missing children "abducted" by their mum


Police step in to hunt four missing children "abducted" by their mum


Police today confirmed they had joined the hunt to find four children  “abducted” by their mother following a care dispute.




British woman on run with four children would never harm them, her family said

British woman on run with four children would never harm them, her family said


The family of a British mother on the run with her four children vowed she would never harm them - and just wants to protect them.

Custody row: New Jersey authorities agree to hand over child


Custody row: New Jersey authorities agree to hand over child

The child welfare services in New Jersey, which had taken over the custody of one-year-old Indrashish, have agreed to hand over the child to a "bona fide guardian", his grand father said here Tuesday.

Russian lawyers slam Russian child abuse in US

Russian lawyers slam Russian child abuse in US


The US uses double standards in dealing with Russian child abuse cases, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday, commenting on a sentence given to 23-year-old American Elizabeth Escalona.

Child protection: None of the children said they were raped, says investigation report

Child protection: None of the children said they were raped, says investigation report


The allegations that children were sexually abused and exposed to pornography by Child Protection and Welfare Bureau (CPWB) Faisalabad employees could not be sustained, an investigation team constituted by the Faisalabad commissioner says.

Police fear for foster child's safety

Police fear for foster child's safety

Trotwood police want you to be on the lookout for a missing teenager.

Agency social worker suspended over child protection failings

Agency social worker suspended over child protection failings


A social worker has been suspended from the register in Wales after letting her work slip “way below” the required standard over a six-month period.

Death Of Kentucky Toddler Leads To Investigation Into Child Protective Services In Texas

Death Of Kentucky Toddler Leads To Investigation Into Child Protective Services In Texas


Two months after a Scott County, Kentucky native was arrested at her home on Dyess Air Force Base in Texas, charged in connection with the death of her 22-month-old daughter, disturbing allegations have been released in the investigation, involving Child Protective Services.

Some children spending less time in foster care

Some children spending less time in foster care


The state Department of Social Services has stepped up the rate of moving long-term foster children back with their parents or to adoptive families by 50 percent in the past fiscal year, a trend that has drawn both praise and criticism.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

‘Secrecy’ in the Court of Protection

‘Secrecy’ in the Court of Protection


The Court of Protection hears cases relating to some of the most morally and politically contentious issues of our day and about some of the most excluded and silenced people in our society.  It is surely a good sign that the media, MPs and campaigners are sufficiently concerned about their plight that they take such an interest in this court’s new jurisdiction under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA).  Yet there is a difficult balance to be drawn between protecting the privacy of the individuals and families at the heart of these cases, and ensuring that the wider democratic objective of transparency in our justice system is met.  The Court of Protection is frequently described in the media as ‘secretive’, yet according to its judges this is an ‘old shibboleth’ which should be laid to rest.  Despite judicial efforts to permit greater media access and reporting, the reality is that the Court of Protection does not function like other courts, and information about its activities is still relatively limited.

Kentucky attorney general: Agency improperly redacted records in child-abuse case


Kentucky attorney general: Agency improperly redacted records in child-abuse case


Attorney General Jack Conway's office has ruled that the Cabinet for Health and Family Services improperly withheld information about a 2-year-old Prestonsburg boy who allegedly was killed by his aunt and uncle.




Peoria mother gets probation for abducting her kids

Peoria mother gets probation for abducting her kids

A Peoria woman was sentenced to 30 months of probation for abducting her two young children in May from Peoria and taking them to Minneapolis.

Nadya Suleman appears in inappropriate stage act hours after child neglect charges get dropped

Nadya Suleman appears in inappropriate stage act hours after child neglect charges get dropped


Nadya Suleman appeared onstage in an inappropriate act at a Drag Queen show in New York just hours after charges of child neglect were dropped against the mother of 14. The 37-year-old exposed her breasts and pretended to feed vodka to one of the two plastic dolls she held in her arms onstage at the XL Nightclub in Hell’s Kitchen Friday night.

Mom arrested for taking child


Mom arrested for taking child

Stockton police arrested a mother who is accused of taking her daughter away from an unsupervised visit on Monday.

DCS child abuse hotline rings 400 times a day, callers often put on hold because of volume

DCS child abuse hotline rings 400 times a day, callers often put on hold because of volume

The Tennessee Department of Children's Services is trying to more quickly answer hotline calls about suspected child abuse.

Wrong doing of Child Protective Agencies: Justice for Jamarr




Summary of how Franklin County Children Services ripped a child from his loving mother

Fact Finder: Reno man wrongfully accused of abuse, neglect?




Fact Finder: Reno man wrongfully accused of abuse, neglect?

I-Team: Lawmaker Blames Family Court For Fewer Adoptions

I-Team: Lawmaker Blames Family Court For Fewer Adoptions

Clark County has consistently had more than 3,000 children in foster care this year. The county's Family Services department seeks some sort of permanency for those children, but the number of adoptions in Clark County is down dramatically this year.

Deported Dad Granted Visits With His Children, But Not His Parental Rights

Deported Dad Granted Visits With His Children, But Not His Parental Rights

At 8am Friday morning, Felipe Montes walked out of a ground floor room at the Alleghany Inn holding the hands of his two and three-year-old sons. His oldest boy, who will soon turn five, skipped in front of his brothers and father and jumped into the back of an a county public transportation van that had just pulled into the parking lot drive the family a mile down the road to the local daycare. After dropping them off, Montes walked to the courthouse in the center of Sparta, NC, where he spent the day before a judge, and listened to lawyers litigate his family’s future.

CPS target of probe after toddler dies

CPS target of probe after toddler dies

Nearly two months after Tiffany Klapheke's airman husband was deployed to Oman, their 22-month-old child was found dead of dehydration, left so long in her own waste she had chemical burns on her face from urine-soaked bedding.

Children in care run away 'despite risks'

Children in care run away 'despite risks'

Children in care are running away from placements despite being well aware of the dangers of sexual exploitation, drugs and gang culture, a study finds.

California Passes Groundbreaking Legislation to Prevent “Shattered Families”

California Passes Groundbreaking Legislation to Prevent “Shattered Families” 

Late last month, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law two bills – AB2015 and SB1064 – which address the nightmare scenarios that can befall parents and their children caught up in the immigration system. The recent report Shattered Families: The Perilous Intersection of Immigrant Enforcement and the Child Welfare System describes the issue in detail including the “extent to which children in foster care are prevented from uniting with their detained or deported parents and the failures of the child welfare system to adequately work to reunify these families.”

CPS worker closed child neglect case SIX DAYS before malnourished toddler died in urine-soaked bed - even though she hadn't paid the home a visit in almost a year

CPS worker closed child neglect case SIX DAYS before malnourished toddler died in urine-soaked bed - even though she hadn't paid the home a visit in almost a year

Less than a week before a 22-month-old child was found dead in her urine-soaked bed, a Child Protection Services supervisor closed the case - despite it being 11 months since the home had been visited.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Bristol Children's Hospital being investigated after child deaths

Bristol Children's Hospital being investigated after child deaths

Bristol Children's Hospital is being investigated after concerns were raised by three couples whose children died there.

Gloria Allred: CPS Need To Investigate Octo-Mom Over Child Abuse Allegations

Gloria Allred: CPS Need To Investigate Octo-Mom Over Child Abuse Allegations

Gloria Allred is demanding that child protective services conduct a thorough investigation into allegations of sexual and physical abuse involving Nadya Suleman's 14 children, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.
Note: Perhaps CPS should investigate Gloria Allred for being an outspoken self-righteous hypocrite.  Some of these outspoken feminazi's who blindly support CPS without question is why the duct taping of the mouth should be legal.

I was told 'psychiatrists would be out of a job if we could stop child abuse'

I was told 'psychiatrists would be out of a job if we could stop child abuse' 

As the Jimmy Savile allegations come to light, it's time we spoke about the strong link between child abuse and mental illness.
 

DCS struggles to answer child abuse hotline calls

DCS struggles to answer child abuse hotline calls

Child abuse investigations usually begin with a phone call.

More than 400 times each day, someone in Tennessee — a family member, concerned neighbor, teacher, police officer, or doctor — dials a hotline to warn of a child in danger.

Patti Hart: Foster kids tossed into mean world

Patti Hart: Foster kids tossed into mean world

At 18 months, his mother scalded his hands so severely that they would be permanently deformed. Years of horrific abuse, including daily beatings by his father, followed before Child Protective Services stepped in. His childhood became a blur of dozens of foster home placements, which ended only when he turned 18. Then he was on his own. At one point, he ended up living under the Gulf Freeway overpass next to the Greyhound station in downtown Houston.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Bye Bye Jerry Sandusky - Baby LK Report For October 14th 2012

Danielle's Story

My three daughters have been gone for three and a half years. I've fought and still haven't got anywhere. They want to come home. They are in separate preadoptive homes. I don't know why they were placed there. I have been misrepresented and falsely accused. They want to adopt my girls real bad. I don't have much support not even for court. I go to trial November 27. I'm scared. I desperately need help! I can't lose my Kids!

From Irina

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My name is Irina Viktorovna Vinogradova. I was born in Russia on 11 March 1969, I am only Russian citIzen. I live in New Caledonia from September 2007 and I am married here with a french from 07 November 2007. I born our son Alexandre G. on 17 June 2008 in Noumea, New Caledonia, where we still live, he is French and Russian sitizen. In March 2010 I noticed a change in my son's behavior. He was very disturbed and sick for 2 months. At the end of May 2010, my son was sick again and on May 23, 2010, sperm flowed from his anus on his shorts. May 25, 2010, I made ​​a statement (REF: PV: 10/3869/SU - RP: A) in the national police in Noumea New Caledonia, against the person Х. And let a prove - red shorts of my son with trace of sperm. But prosecutor refused with an expertise 4,5 months later and police closed our case. I was refused by laboratory to give son's shorts back for an independent expertise But a week later I was called by menadger of this laboratory and he said what court has to do all in order to the child has never alone with his father. And in the end, the sorts were lost. In December 2010, I complained to the gendarme office because of the sexual abuse of our son and domestic violence. My husband spent two days in custody. And we didn't have any investigations about violance against the son.
But in March 2011 the court gave son to his father for all time and I had to leave the house during 1 months as mother paranoid but I was at home as long as possible to protect my son from his father.
In the end of April 2011 I had to go to Australia to Sydney to change my passport. I couldn't take my son with me because the husband refused child went with me for one week. And I let my son with my mother-in-law that is with his grandmother. When I came back in the afternoon 30 April I found my son totally ill. Two times I went with son to the urgency for the medical examine of the child. One of examinations was done in presence of social worker from APEJ. After that doctor asked who gave the child to the father and he sent a fax to the prosecutor at the same day, but it was no reaction from the court. 
3 months later on 12 July 2011, the son was taken from his father because of the letter from another doctor who did the medical observation of the child as well. But before June 28, 2011 I was get rid from home by my husband. After I lived with a girlfriend in her house during one month but my son was placed in foster care. After all of the little suffered, suddenly my son was among strangers. What a nightmare!
Later, this doctor wrote a letter to the police to investigate the application against child abuse. The police sent me with this letter to the prosecutor, but she refused to complete the survey.
The first of August 2011 I moved into my 2 rommed apartment where I prepared all very well for my son at the same time and I live alone, but the Judge decided to leave my son in the foster care, even when all examens about myself were very good. Only a psychiatrist says I'm paranoid after meeting with me an hour with a translator. He didn't any test. But another psychiatrist, which made very intense and specific test, said that I am normal. This was not accepted by the judge. The son has not even conducted a psychiatric examination normal. And from July 2011 antill November 2011 I had right to meet my son only 1 hour a week.
From November 2011 I have right to meet my child 2 times a month by 4 hours, the same was for his father just on another time, but the Court of Apeal in April 2012 gave more rights to his father and now he can meet son each week and to be alone with him, even now the Court of Noumea make practic to give son to his father with nights even with out informing me and my lawyer. As for me, I was refused to meet my son even for mothers day. And there is a risk what child can be given back to his father in November 2012. My mother's rights are violated! there is nothin against me, but my son lives as if he has no mother. And by husband I was introduced as the nurce, made and surrogate mother for own son. I have no contact with the husband or with his family.
Also the husband robbed 2 french passports of the son and these documents are never come back to my child and my son let the territory of New Caledonia just once in November 2008 for 2 weeks. I dared to stand up to protect my child and now my mothers rights are under violance. Also I was illegally denied with a residence permit for 10 years in November 2011. Being looking for the help everywhere I still have one hope to bring my defenseless little boy back to me, is to address this petition to all not indifferent people of our planet and asking to sign it. Please help, kind people! Page of my son Child protection with documents from our dossier in the Court https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.356395441097910.75802.338334222904032&type=3 URGENT ACTION, URGENT CALL!!! Please sign my petition and share with others! That is too important for me, there is life of my child! Help us, please! http://www.change.org/petitions/i-need-your-help-to-bring-my-son-back-to-me Sincerely, irina Viktorovna Vinogradova my skype - irinaviktorovnavi

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