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Friday, November 30, 2012

Haiti to overhaul adoption laws to protect its children, curb child trafficking and neglect

Haiti to overhaul adoption laws to protect its children, curb child trafficking and neglect

Haiti is overhauling its adoption laws for the first time in nearly 40 years in an attempt to end practices that have allowed thousands of children to be trafficked out of the country or suffer from neglect as they languish in squalid orphanages.

Social Workers Immune to Foster Parents' Claims

Social Workers Immune to Foster Parents' Claims

A Kansas appellate panel acknowledged that two ex-foster parents had "suffered a devastating violation of their 14th Amendment rights," but ultimately sided with the social workers who removed the couple's would-be adopted son from their care.

THE PARENT RAP - Funny parenting song

Alabama man sentenced for impeding child abuse investigation

Alabama man sentenced for impeding child abuse investigation

An Alabama businessman convicted of attempting to cover up his son's molestation of children at a family-run orphanage in Honduras was sentenced on Friday to two months in jail.

Tribal Coalition Report Finds South Dakota 'Willfully' Violated Child Welfare Law

Tribal Coalition Report Finds South Dakota 'Willfully' Violated Child Welfare Law


South Dakota's foster care system "systematically violated the spirit and the letter" of a law meant to protect Native American children, a coalition of tribal directors from the state's nine Sioux tribes said in a report released Thursday night. The report comes a year after NPR aired a series questioning whether the law was being enforced.

Three sisters shared blame for their rapes: Child Safety

Three sisters shared blame for their rapes: Child Safety


Queensland's Child Safety Department has told three sisters repeatedly raped by a foster child that they were partly to blame for not locking their bedroom doors.

Call My Mommy

I'm sorry, I get bored and do these things.





Call My Mommy by Baby LK and the Caseworkers http://www.LegallyKidnapped.blogspot.com.

A parody of Carly Rae Jepsen's song Call Me Maybe http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWNaR-rxAic .

Music is a Karaoke by ScotTexUK http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3iq_6wd13s

And in case you're wondering what inspired me to do such a video....
http://legallykidnapped.blogspot.com/2012/11/and-if-last-post-didnt-make-you-want-to.html

Garbage fire wrecks child welfare office

Garbage fire wrecks child welfare office


A fire that broke out at the garbage dumping yard in Chitlapakkam, spread to the office of the Integrated Child Development Services nearby. Though no one was hurt, a lot of furniture and records were destroyed on Friday morning.

Mother brings up baby girl as a boy for two years

Mother brings up baby girl as a boy for two years


A mother brought up her baby girl as a boy for two years, deceiving even the child's own father, according to reports.

No bail for man accused of sexually abusing foster daughter

No bail for man accused of sexually abusing foster daughter 

A MAN accused of sexually abusing his foster daughter chose to remain in the courthouse cells today after declining to apply for bail.

'Prejudiced attack on social work training ignores real issues facing profession'

'Prejudiced attack on social work training ignores real issues facing profession'


A councillor’s blog labelling social work training as “rubbish” takes a highly selective look at education and ignores the real issues facing the profession, writes Bridget Robb of the British Association of Social Workers.

A soon to be victim of forced adoption



Lexi is sad that the Social Services have tricked her and she knows the police will wait at the hospital bed to take her baby away from her as soon as it is born. The child will be removed by force if necessary by the police because of an assumed risk we pose to our own child.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Maine DHHS facing $100 million shortfall

Maine DHHS facing $100 million shortfall

Lawmakers expected a $10 million-plus shortfall, but the number given by DHHS commissioner Mary Mayhew sent shock waves through the capitol.

Note: Hmm.  I wonder if it has anything to do with any of this...  

Report: South Dakota breaks child-protection laws

Report: South Dakota breaks child-protection laws


South Dakota has willfully violated federal law by removing too many American Indian children from their homes and placing them in foster care with non-Indian families, the state's Indian Child Welfare Act directors said in a report they hope to send to Congress.

Phillipsburg ex-foster parent alleges she was harassed for being Muslim

Phillipsburg ex-foster parent alleges she was harassed for being Muslim


After revealing that she was Muslim, a Phillipsburg foster parent was harassed and neglected by state caseworkers and ultimately lost two girls she considered adopting, according to a complaint filed in New Jersey Superior Court in Belvidere.

Relatives of dead infant question DSS handling of case

Relatives of dead infant question DSS handling of case

Relatives of a two-week-old baby allegedly murdered by his father said child protective services was involved with the dead infant’s parents but didn’t adequately monitor their home environment.

Federal court issues injunction against HHS implementation of Obamacare contraception mandate


Read some of the comments on this article. These people are brilliant. The same people who want to block contraception mandates in Obamacare are the ones screaming out against parents who can't care for their kids and end up on welfare or neglect them to the point of being removed and thrown into foster care. Of course unwanted children could be prevented in the first place at a much lower cost than 18 years of food stamps, medicaid and AFDC, but the sinful nature of those who fornicate out of wedlock obviously outweighs any common sense vision of future cost.

Perhaps some of you would prefer resorting to the stoning of harlots?


Federal court issues injunction against HHS implementation of Obamacare contraception mandate


A federal appeals court issued an injunction on Wednesday that temporarily blocks President Barack Obama’s Department of Health and Human Services from implementing Obamacare’s contraception mandate.




Complaints prompts Department of Children and Family Services to upgrade child abuse hotline

Complaints prompts Department of Children and Family Services to upgrade child abuse hotline

Note: Does this mean that they're going to employ people with brains to man the hotline?

Illinois' child welfare agency has launched a new computerized child abuse hotline in response to complaints its old system was failing to handle the volume of calls.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Mom accused of kidnapping kids from Blue Earth Co. foster home

Mom accused of kidnapping kids from Blue Earth Co. foster home

Authorities in Blue Earth County are searching for a mother accused of kidnapping her two children from a foster home.

Ariz. couple arrested in child custody fraud case


Ariz. couple arrested in child custody fraud case


A Maricopa County couple is facing criminal charges for allegedly defrauding the court system and dozens of families.



Foster child kills foster mother

Foster child kills foster mother

An adopted child is behind bars for allegedly killing the woman who gave him a home.

Mother Kidnaps Her Two Kids from Foster Care

Former R.I. child advocate Jametta Alston withdraws from suit against DCYF

Former R.I. child advocate Jametta Alston withdraws from suit against DCYF

Jametta O. Alston, the state's former child advocate, has withdrawn as co-counsel in a class-action lawsuit against the Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth and Families alleging widespread abuse of neglect of children in state foster care.

Task Force to Combat Pimps Recruiting Child Sex Slaves from Foster Homes


Task Force to Combat Pimps Recruiting Child Sex Slaves from Foster Homes


The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors today approved the creation of a task force to address the grave issue of children in the county's foster care system being recruited as child prostitutes.



Teuton appointed to handle embattled Family Court judge's cases

Teuton appointed to handle embattled Family Court judge's cases


Family Court Judge Robert Teuton was assigned Monday to temporarily take over the juvenile caseload of indicted jurist Steven Jones.

GABRIEL AUBRY Rushes to Court I Want My Daughter Back!


GABRIEL AUBRY Rushes to Court I Want My Daughter Back!


Gabriel Aubry is rushing to family court today ... asking a judge to lift the order prohibiting him from seeing his daughter in the wake of the Thanksgiving day beatdown ... TMZ has learned.

Note: Perhaps Halle Berry should grow the f*** up and do what's right by the kid, which is a healthy relationship with both parents.



Chinese journalist arrested for reporting homeless children’s deaths

Chinese journalist arrested for reporting homeless children’s deaths


Li Yuanlong, the journalist who broke the story of five homeless children being found dead in an industrial rubbish bin in Bijie, in China’s south-western province of Guizhou, has reportedly been sent on a forced “vacation.”

Double homicide at Tucumcari foster home

Double homicide at Tucumcari foster home

New Mexico State Police are investigating the murders of two women at their home.

Foster parents say neglect case illustrates need for loving homes

Foster parents say neglect case illustrates need for loving homes


The neighbor of a Terre Haute couple facing child neglect charges says he knew something wasn't right at the 12th Street home.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

In brief: Social worker sentenced in child porn case

In brief: Social worker sentenced in child porn case


A state social worker who licensed foster homes has received a five-year prison sentence for distribution of child pornography.

Foster child rapist jailed for eight years

Foster child rapist jailed for eight years

A 61-year-old man was sentenced to eight years in prison by the Attunda District Court on Tuesday for raping two young children who were in his care, one of whom was just four years old.

California officials mishandled child-abuse program, audit says

California officials mishandled child-abuse program, audit says


California state officials have mismanaged a program aimed at preventing childhood injuries and abuse, spending too much on administration and allowing a disruption in grant funds when a contract lapsed, the state auditor found Tuesday.

Most L.A. County youths held for prostitution come from foster care

Most L.A. County youths held for prostitution come from foster care

Note: Yep, they're doing a great job with these kids.


A majority of juveniles arrested on prostitution charges in Los Angeles County come from the county's foster care system, and, in some cases, pimps use underage sex workers to recruit fellow group home residents, county officials said.

DCS announces settlement in dispute with residential, foster care providers

DCS announces settlement in dispute with residential, foster care providers


The Indiana Department of Child Services has reached a legal settlement with a statewide group of service providers in a nearly three-year dispute over rates the agency pays residential and foster care providers, according to a statement issued today by DCS.

Teenager jumps out of a two-story window to escape foster home

Teenager jumps out of a two-story window to escape foster home

An Indiana teen was so desperate to escape his foster parent's home, he jumped out of a two story window.

Felipe Montes Reunited With His Children, On Trial Basis

Felipe Montes Reunited With His Children, On Trial Basis


Felipe Montes, an immigrant father who lost his three children to foster care when he was deported two years ago, was provisionally reunited with his three young children today in a North Carolina court.

In wake of Sandusky scandal, panel recommends wholesale rewrite of Pennsylvania child protection law

In wake of Sandusky scandal, panel recommends wholesale rewrite of Pennsylvania child protection law

A special task force charged with reviewing and recommending changes to Pennsylvania's child protection law called Tuesday for expanding the definition of child abuse and the list of those required to report it.

30 Tenn. courthouses receive bomb threats


30 Tenn. courthouses receive bomb threats

Bomb threats to 30 courthouses and other government buildings acrossTennessee forced many to be evacuated Tuesday, including the federal building in Memphis, but authorities said no explosives were found.


Note: They must have pissed somebody off, eh?

Social worker admits sub-par work on Sinclair case

Social worker admits sub-par work on Sinclair case

Note: And that's a big first step for any child snatcher.  Admitting that there is a problem.

A public inquiry into the death of Phoenix Sinclair has heard testimony drawing out just how Child and Family Services workers used competing assessments of “risk” and “safety” in child-protection cases.

College degree rare for foster care students

College degree rare for foster care students

Michaela Sanderson grew up in a house with no water and very little food but plenty of mold and roaches. When she was 8 years old, her 16-year-old sister and mother figure passed away. When she was 11 years old, she watched her mother pull out a gun and attempt suicide.

Why Are False Allegations So Popular on the Internet?

Why Are False Allegations So Popular on the Internet?


The internet, not just Twitter, seems to abound with false rumours and malicious gossip, but is their popularity testament to a fundamental tendency of believing in the bogus?

Note: Being a drama queen is normal.

Quarter of social workers in England have yet to renew registration

Quarter of social workers in England have yet to renew registration


The Health and Care Professions Council has been forced to extend the deadline for renewals past the original date of Friday, 30 November, rather than removing tens of thousands of social workers from the register.

Note: Perhaps social workers should be made to follow the rules.   Just a thought.

DSS, child protective services will be audited in light of safety concerns

DSS, child protective services will be audited in light of safety concerns


Reports of children starved to death, sexually abused for months and dying of treatable illness prompted a local legislator Monday to call for an audit of the state Department of Social Services.

Supreme Court upholds right to film police, even in Illinois

Supreme Court upholds right to film police, even in Illinois


The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from the Cook County state's attorney to allow enforcement of a law prohibiting people from recording police officers on the job.
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in order to make the rights of free expression and petition effective, individuals and organizations must be able to freely gather and record information about the conduct of government and their agents - especially the police.

Note: I assume that this ("government and their agents") applies to CPS Agents as well...  You would be wise to record everything that comes out of the mouth of a CPS Agent.  Makes it harder to twist things around to their advantage.  And don't be shy about it either.  

Monday, November 26, 2012

MEA: ‘Dozens’ of educators assaulted in wake of changes to restraint rules

MEA: ‘Dozens’ of educators assaulted in wake of changes to restraint rules

Four education associations in Maine have asked state government to renew its focus on rule changes regarding the restraint and seclusion of students, claiming new rules have resulted in numerous injuries to teachers already this school year.

Prosecutor: Fla. woman smothered foster child


Prosecutor: Fla. woman smothered foster child 


A South Florida prosecutor says a woman smothered foster child Rilya Wilson a decade ago after months of abuse and elaborately covered up her disappearance until confessing to fellow jail inmates.


Putnam family law judge admits to unprofessional conduct

Putnam family law judge admits to unprofessional conduct

On the eve of a disciplinary hearing against him, a Putnam County family law judge has admitted he behaved inappropriately and unprofessionally in several litigants’ cases.

Remsen man accused of falsely reporting child abuse to gain custody of 10-year-old

Remsen man accused of falsely reporting child abuse to gain custody of 10-year-old

A Remsen man was charged Saturday for allegedly removing a 10-year-old girl from her mother’s funeral and taking her to the Child Advocacy Center where he falsely reported that the girl’s father had sexually abused her.

Ukip byelection candidate calls gay adoption 'child abuse'

Ukip byelection candidate calls gay adoption 'child abuse'


Winston McKenzie standing in Croydon North made comments days after a row over fostering in Rotherham

Terre Haute Foster Parents Arrested for Neglect

Terre Haute Foster Parents Arrested for Neglect


Five Terre Haute children spent the holiday weekend in the custody of the Department of Child Services, after their parents were arrested.

Murder trial starts in Fla. foster child case

Murder trial starts in Fla. foster child case


The foster parent of 4-year-old Rilya Wilson abused the girl for months before finally smothering her, and then lied to child welfare workers who failed to discover the girl had been missing for more than a year, a prosecutor said Monday.

Regarding the Selling of Ones Soul To The Child Protective Industry


Children's Services job takes toll on workers, families (gallery)


Every day, the front-line social workers for Cuyahoga County's Department of Children and Family Services fight to save kids.

Note: I do not feel sorry for this child snatcher.  We dig our own holes.  For every child she's saved, she's probably ripped apart 2 families who didn't need to be, just to keep the  numbers up.  Most of them do.




Armenia: Is Corruption Responsible for Packed Orphanages?

Armenia: Is Corruption Responsible for Packed Orphanages?


Six years ago, Armenia pledged that thousands of children institutionalized in state-run orphanages for reasons of poverty would be returned to their biological families, or placed with foster families. But, today, little has changed for most of these children.

Native Americans recall era of forced adoptions




In the decades after World War II hundreds of Native American children in the US were taken from their communities and given to white families through adoption or foster care.

Halle Berry's Daughter To Be Subject Of CPS Investigation Following Thanksgiving Brawl

Halle Berry's Daughter To Be Subject Of CPS Investigation Following Thanksgiving Brawl


The L.A. County Department of Child Protective Services will be formally re-opening an abuse investigation involving Halle Berry and Gabriel Aubry's daughter, Nahla, following the Thanksgiving brawl between her father, Gabriel Aubry, and her mother's current boyfriend, French actor Olivier Martinez, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.

Note: Some people just can't have enough drama in their lives.

Sharanda Hammock, Cecily Sharp face child abuse charges


Sharanda Hammock, Cecily Sharp face child abuse charges


Fayetteville police arrested Sharanda Hammock and Cecily Sharp Saturday, Nov. 24 on charges of second-degree battery and child abuse.

Social work training is where the seeds of scandal are sown

Social work training is where the seeds of scandal are sown


Give me a student undertaking a three year social work degree, consisting of the most unadulterated Marxist rubbish, and I will give you a social worker who puts their warped ideology ahead of the interests of those they are paid to serve.

Youth suicide tries show troubled RI group homes


Youth suicide tries show troubled RI group homes

Rhode Island's child advocate says several suicide attempts youths at state group homes show that budget cuts, high turnover among staffers, lack of training and other problems are taking their toll.


The issue of 'evidence' bedevils child welfare

The issue of 'evidence' bedevils child welfare


There are some evident themes developing at the Phoenix Sinclair inquiry as lawyers spar with witnesses about who did (or, mostly, didn't do) what, when and why. Workloads were high, then as now, and triggered judgment calls and compromises for social workers.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

CPS Targets Disabled Parents - Baby LK Report For November 25th 2012

HALLE BERRY Will Rush to Court for Restraining Order


HALLE BERRY Will Rush to Court for Restraining Order


Halle Berry is taking no chances ... she's going to court early this week for a restraining order against Gabriel Aubry after the blowout fight Thanksgiving day ... TMZ has learned.




Concord couple fighting Gaston DSS decision

Concord couple fighting Gaston DSS decision

Two couples hoping to adopt the same baby: It’s a case that guarantees an unhappy ending for somebody.

Failed to Death: Colorado’s Child Welfare System

The price to pay: BBC agreed £3k fee for false Newsnight abuse story

The price to pay: BBC agreed £3k fee for false Newsnight abuse story


It paid the Bureau of Investigative Journalism for report which led to Lord McAlpine being falsely accused

Top British official held over child abuse images

Top British official held over child abuse images

A senior British government official, responsible for security at the Buckingham Palace and who was also part of an anti-terrorism unit, has been charged with making indecent images of children.

We were RIGHT to take foster children away from Ukip couple insists social workers as they blame party's 'extreme' views for decision


We were RIGHT to take foster children away from Ukip couple insists social workers as they blame party's 'extreme' views for decision

The head of children’s services in Rotherham has defended the decision to remove three ethnic minority children from foster parents, saying that their affiliation to the UK Independence Party (Ukip) meant they opposed ‘multiculturalism.’

Michael Gove: Rotherham Council decision on UKIP-supporting foster parents 'indefensible'

Education Secretary Michael Gove says the decision by Rotherham Council to remove foster children from the care of UKIP members is "indefensible".




Group concerned about foster kids during storm

Group concerned about foster kids during storm


While Hurricane Sandy uprooted the lives of many people across the tri-state area, children in foster care who already live with a degree of uncertainty as to whether they will ever find a stable and permanent home often remain in the shadows. The recent storm added another set of challenges. According to an official with Hudson County’s Court Appointed Special Advocates – a group that works with Hudson County’s several hundred foster kids – in one case, a girl who was not in a good foster home was apparently made to sleep without blankets during the storm because her foster mom was punishing her.

Mum whose son, 8, allegedly raped by foster child overwhelmed by community support

Mum whose son, 8, allegedly raped by foster child overwhelmed by community support


A MOTHER fighting Child Safety to get justice for her son says she has been overwhelmed by public support and no longer feels she is a "bad parent".

Rocking the Cradle: Ensuring the Rights of Parents with Disabilities and Their Children

Rocking the Cradle: Ensuring the Rights of Parents with Disabilities and Their Children

The goal of this report is to advance understanding and promote the rights of parents with disabilities and their children. The report provides a comprehensive review of the barriers and facilitators people with diverse disabilities—including intellectual and developmental, psychiatric, sensory, and physical disabilities—experience when exercising their fundamental right to create and maintain families, as well as persistent, systemic, and pervasive discrimination against parents with disabilities. The report analyzes how U.S. disability law and policy apply to parents with disabilities in the child welfare and family law systems, and the disparate treatment of parents with disabilities and their children. Examination of the impediments prospective parents with disabilities encounter when accessing assisted reproductive technologies or adopting provides further examples of the need for comprehensive protection of these rights.

'We want our foster children back'

'We want our foster children back'


The couple at the centre of the Ukip fostering row spoke yesterday of their desire to have the three children returned to them.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Jury about to write final chapter in saga of S. Florida foster child's disappearance


Jury about to write final chapter in saga of S. Florida foster child's disappearance


For Rilya Wilson's birthday on Sept. 29, 2005, members of the Joseph Caleb Center's Head Start program shared a sheet cake with white frosting and pink flowers in an auditorium filled with pink balloons.



Burns to Foster Child’s Legs Lead to Arrests

Burns to Foster Child’s Legs Lead to Arrests

Two Fayetteville women face felony charges of second-degree battery and permitting child abuse after an occupational therapist noticed third-degree burns on an 11-year-old boy’s legs.

Mum at centre of foster care row criticises decision to remove children from her home


Mum at centre of foster care row criticises decision to remove children from her home

A FOSTER carer who had three children taken away from her when social workers were told she was a member of the UK Independence Party has spoken exclusively to The Star.



Report: Disabled parents face bias, loss of kids

Report: Disabled parents face bias, loss of kids


Millions of Americans with disabilities have gained innumerable rights and opportunities since Congress passed landmark legislation on their behalf in 1990. And yet advocates say barriers and bias still abound when it comes to one basic human right: To be a parent.

Highly regarded DCS reform effort draws criticism


Highly regarded DCS reform effort draws criticism


One of Tennessee’s most successful reforms in caring for abused children has recently come under criticism, forcing the state to consider changes that have major implications for the well-being of kids and how millions of dollars are spent.



It's Adoption Bonus Time Again


The states are getting the money.  Interestingly enough.

Louisiana Receives Adoption Incentive Award for Fourth Consecutive Year

The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) has received more than $1.4 million as part of an Adoption Incentive Award funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This marks the fourth consecutive year DCFS has received an award.

And apparently Texas got the most money this year.

But to see how your state stacked up in the great race for the money...

http://www.acf.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/cb/adopt_incentive_history.pdf


Some N.Y. judges say 27% pay raise is insufficient

Some N.Y. judges say 27% pay raise is insufficient

Some judges in New York aren’t satisfied with their 27 percent raise over the next three years.


Note: Oh WAAAAAA! And nobody has ever dropped $1 Million dollars into my PayPal account so I can quit my job and just work on Legally Kidnapped all the time, either. So we're supposed to feel bad for them?

Michael Gove enters row over removal of Ukip foster parents' children

Michael Gove enters row over removal of Ukip foster parents' children


Education secretary to investigate action by Rotherham council social workers stemming from couple's views on multiculturalism

Child welfare deaths marked by baby's grandmother

Child welfare deaths marked by baby's grandmother

The grandmother of a baby who died in foster care last year released 350 balloons Friday on what would have been the child's second birthday.

Rage at the adoption red tape that denies a child a home

Rage at the adoption red tape that denies a child a home


Why is so little being done for the 65,000 children languishing in the care system?

Friday, November 23, 2012

The Manufacturing of Public Support For CPS


If you scroll down, you will see that I just posted these two videos.  However, it would be wise to read this entire post before watching them.  For those of you who have already watched them, oh well.

http://legallykidnapped.blogspot.com/2012/11/failed-to-death-flaws-with-child-welfare.html
and
http://legallykidnapped.blogspot.com/2012/11/social-services-called-11-times-before.html

Now before some System Suck gets their panties in a bunch over all of these kids, which of course would be the natural reaction for the normal people who sit watching such videos instead of, oh for example, letting these kids rest in peace.  I gotta warn you...

This is nothing but propaganda aimed at manufacturing public support for CPS to get more money, more power, more workers, more training, more foster parent recruitment efforts going to make room for all the new kids they're going to snatch at a much quicker pace and bla bla bla.   It's called social conditioning.

Notice how they're is no mention of the fraud.  Notice how there is no mention of the corrupt workers, judges or service providers who are already making a healthy living off of the kids who were stolen protected.  Then there's no mention whatsoever of what ultimately happens to the kids who are snatched away rescued, except on National Adoption Day when all of the new happy families are created and the system is glorified thanks to all the success stories.

Instead CPS is being portrayed as incompetent  or irresponsible, because they failed to protect a few kids.  Then, as the investigation continues they'll find that the workers are overwhelmed, overworked, have heavy caseloads, can't keep up with all of the families that they're juggling, etc. Workers will take a verbal beating for a little while.  A few will get shuffled around and a couple might even get fired, just to make the agency look like it's doing something about it.

You also gotta remember that the normal people who watch this crap, and who have yet to experience the pleasures of a social worker crawling up their ass generally don't understand what really goes on in the system or how these people operate.  They're sold on these gut wrenching news reports about dead kids and taught to believe that CPS needs to move faster in all cases in order to protect kids.  If they can pull on a heart string, they got you hooked in.  A few of them will even be moved to action.  They'll call their state legislators or even attend a small local protest demanding that CPS do more to protect these kids.  The'll hire more CPS Agents.  They'll recruit more foster parents.  You'll hear things like "when in doubt take them out" and "err or the side of protecting children."

In other words, they use your emotion to lock you into the story,  then fill your heads with bullshit.   And thus we have the manufacturing of public support for CPS.


Social services called 11 times before boy's death


A child was killed riding his bike in the street after Colorado social services and police received 18 combined complaints that the boy was not being properly watched.




Foster dad is jailed for 783 paedo pics

Foster dad is jailed for 783 paedo pics


A DISGUSTED dad hit out last night after his daughters’ foster carer was jailed for downloading indecent images of children.

Child welfare system corrupt


Child welfare system corrupt

Solano County child welfare services needs to be investigated.

Failed to death: Flaws with child welfare

Foster parents 'stigmatised and slandered’ for being members of Ukip

Foster parents 'stigmatised and slandered’ for being members of Ukip


A couple had their three foster children taken away by a council on the grounds that their membership of the UK Independence Party meant that they supported “racist” policies.


Group-home supervisor gets 3 years for sex assault 6


Group-home supervisor gets 3 years for sex assault 6


A former group home supervisor convicted of sexually assaulting a junior co-worker has been sentenced to three years in prison.



Foster carer raped 11-year-old and tried to rape three-year-old girl


Foster carer raped 11-year-old and tried to rape three-year-old girl


A foster carer who raped an 11-year-old girl and attempted to rape a three-year-old girl said he was "corrupted by the internet".



Manitoba social worker says she 'probably could' have done more to check on girl

Manitoba social worker says she 'probably could' have done more to check on girl

A Manitoba social worker says she "probably could" have done more to check on a girl whose death is now the subject of a public inquiry, but she feared that being too aggressive would backfire.

‘Protector’ charged with rape of foster child

‘Protector’ charged with rape of foster child


A DEPARTMENT of Family and Community Services employee whose job was to protect abused children is accused of repeatedly raping a foster child over a two-year period, Newcastle Local Court heard yesterday.

Falsely accused child abuse priest recounts ordeal - It is ‘important to forgive’

Falsely accused child abuse priest recounts ordeal - It is ‘important to forgive’

Father Oliver Brennan, the former parish priest in Dundalk County Louth who was falsely accused of child abuse, said support from family and friends kept him sane during the two-year ordeal.

Raped while in the care of the State


Raped while in the care of the State

The 13-year-old girl who was used as a sex slave - allegedly by her own mother - has been placed back into the care of the same social worker who failed her the first time.

Mother sues over alleged foster child rape

Mother sues over alleged foster child rape


A woman is suing the Queensland government for 'lying' to her about the sexual history of a foster child who allegedly raped her eight-year-old son.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

State social worker, Prichard employee investigated for child abuse

State social worker, Prichard employee investigated for child abuse

The Grayson Police Department is investigating abuse allegations made against a state social worker and an employee at Prichard Elementary School.

Commissioner’s report on child abuse labeled ‘hysterical’

Commissioner’s report on child abuse labeled ‘hysterical’


A new report reveals that thousands of children in England are being sexuality exploited by gangs each year. The office of the Children’s Commissioner says it found almost two and a half thousand victims in the fourteen months up to October 2011. But it has warned that even this figure might be an understatement with some agencies failing to pay enough attention to vulnerable children.

Foster parent turned sex offender says he was “corrupted” by internet


Foster parent turned sex offender says he was “corrupted” by internet


A foster parent who filmed his abuse of two girls claimed to police he had been “corrupted” by the internet, a court heard.



WHAT HAPPENED WAS WRONG: FORCED ADOPTEE

WHAT HAPPENED WAS WRONG: FORCED ADOPTEE


For decades Angela Barra knew deep down what happened to her was wrong, but she needs desperately to hear it said.

Report: Maine took months to fix computer glitch

Report: Maine took months to fix computer glitch


The DHHS computer error ultimately caused more than $10 million in overpayments to MaineCare recipients.


Happy Thanksgiving to everybody except for CPS and their cronies.  May they sit around today feeling guilty about all the families they destroyed and all the children who won't be able to spend thanksgiving with their families.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Former social worker gets 3 years in prison for drunken-driving fatality

Former social worker gets 3 years in prison for drunken-driving fatality

A former social worker was sentenced Tuesday to three years in prison for striking and killing a motorcyclist while driving under the influence of alcohol and heading the wrong way on Interstate 90 last year.

Judge to decide deported father’s child custody case next week


Judge to decide deported father’s child custody case next week

The decision on whether Felipe Bautista Montes, who was deported two years ago after being picked up on traffic violations, can reunite with his three sons and take them to Mexico is now up to an Alleghany County district judge.

Dive off fiscal cliff could be 'disastrous' for orphans, foster children, say advocates


Dive off fiscal cliff could be 'disastrous' for orphans, foster children, say advocates


As talk of tax increases and deep cuts to government programs dominate Washington, adoption advocates are warning of another crisis should the adoption tax credit be allowed to expire at the end of the year — a potentially “disastrous” outcome for more than 400,000 children in the U.S. foster care system.

Note: Who says they don't do it for the money?



Fingerprint Scans Create Unease For Poor Parents

Fingerprint Scans Create Unease For Poor Parents


Some Mississippi parents are learning a new routine when they drop their kids off at day care centers that are taking part in a new pilot program aimed at combating fraud and saving the state money.

Guest Commentary: Colorado still failing our kids


Guest Commentary: Colorado still failing our kids


The Denver Post and 9News recently ran an eight-day series on Colorado's abused and neglected children who died and were known to the Colorado child welfare system.


CPS worker gets probation for false report

CPS worker gets probation for false report

A Galveston judge sentenced a Child Protective Services worker to four years probation for falsely reporting that he had visited endangered children and interviewed their mother and a police officer, the Galveston County District Attorney's office said Tuesday.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Elmo actor Kevin Clash resigns amid sex allegation

Elmo actor Kevin Clash resigns amid sex allegation

Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash resigned from "Sesame Street" on Tuesday amid allegations he sexually abused underage boys, bringing an end to a 28-year career in which he turned the furry red monster into one of the most beloved — and lucrative — characters on TV and in toy stores.

Willoughby Hills teen charged with murder in foster mother's stabbing (with video)


Willoughby Hills teen charged with murder in foster mother's stabbing (with video)

A teenager accused of stabbing her foster mother to death last week was arraigned Monday in Willoughby Municipal Court.

"Im Ready for Christmas" by The Roctuplets feat. Eli, Amerah, J.J, Caleb & Calyssa

This is terrible. I'm sorry, for posting this video. This is the octomom pimping out her kids. These kids look so excited.

Memphis teens often jailed over family squabbles

Memphis teens often jailed over family squabbles


Twin 16-year-old girls who fought with each other were in court Monday accused of domestic assault, the No. 1 juvenile crime in Memphis.

School officials freak out over 5th grader riding public bus

School officials freak out over 5th grader riding public bus

A Rockville mother decided to let her 10-year-old daughter ride a public bus to get to her school, confident it would be safe. Other "concerned parents" reported this to the principal, who called the central office, who even called Child Welfare Services.

Monday, November 19, 2012

A mother has a child adopted right out from under the father

I would like to share it with everyone as I think it is so important for people to know. Anthony Lingle has been fighting for the right to be his daughters full time parent. Anthony's ex had decided when she was pregnant to give the baby up for adoption. Anthony has been fighting ever since to have his daughter with him not strangers. It amazes me that a father is not given the same rights to their child as the mother. Here are the facts as I know them.
Two months before baby Hailey was born, Anthony filed a Petition to Establish Parental Relationship and DNA Test, Sacramento Superior Court No. 09FL07459; October 2009.

Bio mom filed a TRO the next day, (10/09) successfully keeping Anthony “out of the picture” while she arranged an adoption without Anthony’s knowledge or consent. At the 12/10 RO trial, her application failed. Her testimony was found to be not credible. However, the “adoption damage” was already done. The bio mom had arranged a pending adoption.

On January 1, 2010, baby Hailey was born. Bio-mother relinquished her parental rights and turned Hailey over to the prospective adoptive parents at the hospital. According to the Court, the Rosts knew the attempted adoption was against Anthony’s wishes, that he would not consent to adoption, that he wanted to raise his own child, and that they were kidnapping his child behind his back. They nevertheless abducted his child and have held her in their/her possession ever since.

To justify their actions they engaged in a brutal and relentless 2.5-year long legal character assassination against Anthony, leading to Ms. Rost (now divorced) to win at the trial level in May 2011 via an involuntary termination of Anthony’s parental rights. Anthony had court-ordered supervised visitation during the trial for 4 hours per week. Visitation ceased May 2011; any attempts at contact with his daughter were rebuffed.

An outstanding Ms. Rost psychological report exists from April 2010. It was to be submitted to the court before a termination decision was rendered. However, this report remains hidden to this day.

Anthony appealed to the 3rd District Court of Appeals in June 2011. He won on every level possible on April 24th, 2012. (Case accessible as C068485). The Court of Appeals reversed and reinstated his parental rights by issuing a blistering opinion. Baby Hailey, by this determination, is not eligible for adoption. The 3rd District appeared prepared to award custody to Anthony, but could not because it needed a trial judge to assess the current state of affairs.

Six days after the appellate decision of 4/24/12, Ms. Rost filed for legal guardianship of baby Hailey, claiming that since she had been with her since birth, Hailey was better off with her. This is a new Placer case SPR 0006572. Never mind that Rost abducted her in the first place. Rost fails to notify the court of the related failed adoption case, Rost attorney offers “secret testimony”, she fails to attach appellate court decision, fails to notify baby Hailey’s relatives, and assumes that Anthony will be appearing pro per. The bio-mother, Ms. Gallup, nominated Rost as guardian. However, per Probate Code 1500(b)(2), she cannot nominate anyone without Anthony’s approval.

Anthony is served at 11:30am with the Petition for Guardianship on May 9, 2012. Three hours later, a Placer County “Guardianship Court Investigator” working under a cancelled license, Jeanne Ivary, shows up unannounced at Anthony’s presumed residence (prior address) without a Court Order or any prior notification – she wants to “investigate.” She is sent on her way as Anthony does not live there.

Anthony’s atty contacts Ivary with questions on May 18, 2012, Ivary fails to respond. Anthony files his Opposition to Rost’s Guardianship Petition. In it, it shows all the improvements and preparations that he has made in anticipation of receiving Hailey, including working with a reunification expert. Anthony is already working with a transitional/reunification expert in order to protect his child’s best interests.

Guardianship Hearing of June 1, 2012: Rost’s atty lies on the record, claims the appellate court found detriment, admits that the guardianship petition was filed improperly. Anthony asks for sanctions. Judge Curry (Placer County, Dept. 3, Historic Courthouse/Auburn) defers sanctions, continues Petition until after the appellate court remitterer (30) has been properly recorded.

“Investigator” Ivary serves Anthony with a “Investigator’s Report” based on Ms. Rost informing her that there is still an adoption pending. She recommends that Hailey stay with Rost “until the adoption is final”. She never contacted Anthony nor checked the facts of the case (Hailey cannot be adopted), relying solely on the information provided by Ms. Rost and her family, and bio-mother Ms. Gallup.

June 15 - July 7, 2012 - Rost files for sanctions based on Anthony’s websites publicizing the case. Again, misrepresentations abound. Anthony files for sanctions based on Rost’s improper guardianship petition and deliberate misrepresentations to the court. Judge Curry stays these motions.

On June 29, 2012, Anthony files a Habeas Corpus Petition based on the fact that Laurel has no legal or other right to baby Hailey but continues to hold her in her possession. By law, Judge Curry had 60 days to rule on Anthony’s Petition.

July 27, 2012 “after remitterer” Hearing: Judge Curry takes attys into chambers. In court, he states that he wants to treat custody of Hailey “like a divorce” and send Rost and Anthony to Mediation. Curry tries to talk Anthony into agreeing to a Rost guardianship. Anthony and Rost have already been to mediation before; the case was deemed “not suitable for mediation” both at the trial and appellate levels. In exchange to agreeing to mediation, the court orders visitation to commence at 4 hours 2x per week to start. Judge Curry admits on record that he saw nothing wrong with 50/50 custody. Judge Curry stays all motions/Habeas Corpus Petition until after mediation.

July 28, 2012: Visitation with Hailey starts again. It is magical. Hailey recognizes her daddy – the bond was never broken. Rost cannot accept this.

September 1, 2012 (approx.): Anthony asks Rost to increase his visitation time while they wait for their mediation date. She refuses to do so.

September 17, 2012: Mediation. As before, nothing is agreed upon or resolved. Rost refuses to increase visitation beyond current 4 hours 2x per week and demands guardianship; she infers that Anthony is nothing more than a sperm donor, refuses to accept that Anthony and Hailey have a bond. Anthony counters with no legal standing for Rost, 36 days of courtesy visitation per year or as his reunification recommends.

Regarding mediation, since the adoption failed, the bio-mom’s parental rights continue in some fashion. She was not a party to the mediation. Consequently, it is legally impossible to mediate this “as if this were a divorce” as Rost wants.

Also, due to the failed adoption, Rost can never even be a guardian. Probate Code 1516.5, prohibits that by explicitly allowing guardians to adopt. Because Rost cannot adopt Hailey, she cannot be her guardian.

October 10, 2012: Anthony files a “Request for Ruling on Habeas Corpus Petition”. It has now been 103 days, way past the 60 day deadline for a ruling. Cutoff: November 9, 2012.

October 17, 2012: Rost filed an incomplete Opposition to Anthony’s Habeas Corpus Petition (only received 3 of 8 pages/improperly served), a Motion in Limine, and Rost’s Supplemental Declaration. In the Limine Motion, Rost is demanding that the court exclude everything that has happened since the date of Anthony’s (reversed) termination of parental rights, May 2011. The court, according to Rost, is to forget the appellate decision and everything that has happened since that time….just depend on a decision that has been since reversed by the appellate court, the inappropriate Rost guardianship, the positive steps Anthony has taken in preparation to receive his daughter into his home, etc., etc.

In Rost’s Declaration, she continues to vilify Anthony and appears to be trying to cut him out of his child’s life yet again. She is now claiming that he is “bullying” and “threatening” her at the visitation exchanges. At the very least, she wants to make it prohibitively expensive for Anthony to see his own daughter, as she is asking Anthony to pay for “supervised” exchanges. It does not matter that Anthony always has a witness with him to counteract her claims.

October 19, 2012 Hearing: We are supposed to set for trial; Judge Curry’s assurances that Judge Nichols would be hearing the case are now out the window. Exclaims that the legal threshold issues are not appealable. Appoints Minor’s Counsel for Hailey without consultation. Rost and atty. does not show; Anthony objects /asks for sanctions for and to telephonetic appearance, Curry ignores and does it anyway.

November 8, 2012: Hearing on all Motions, Petitions, including the Guardianship.

November 8, 2012: Judge Curry failed to rule on the motions (including the Habeas Corpus) and the Guardianship. He denied the objection re the guardianship petition being res judicata and that bio-mother could not nominate failed adoptive parent for guardianship without Anthony’s consent. Judge refused to address the constitutional issues (1516.5) re CA guardianship – he said he would “hear that argument” at the end of the upcoming contested guardianship trial. He also ruled to allow evidence/testimony from the (reversed) 2010-11 trial to be applied to the upcoming guardianship trial.

The next hearing is December 21, 2012. The judge refused to allow more visitation for Anthony. In the meantime, a failed adoptive parent with no rights to Anthony’s daughter keeps Hailey in her possession.

It is abundantly clear that Judge Curry is going to grant the failed adoptive parent guardianship no matter what. It does not terminate Anthony’s parental rights, but “suspends” them. It is basically the same thing. Anthony has no say as to his own daughter.

The court is not addressing the legal threshold issues, and is distracted by the “best interest” argument – which Anthony has already addressed via his reunification expert. Ms. Rost herself has created the “bonding” and “this is the only family that Hailey has ever known” issues by her actions of abduction, active vilification of Anthony, her continuing misrepresentation of basic facts, and outrageous and expensive legal maneuvering. Anthony, through no fault of his own, is being kept away from his daughter – and his daughter kept from him – for no reason whatsoever. Anthony has satisfied the appellate court’s “update” concerns regarding custody and visitation in full. Now you might be asking yourself how is this possible? Well that is what I and others would like to know. Now imagine being Anthony Lingle, the heartache he has been through and continues to be put through.. Please show your support for Anthony and Hailey and joinhttps://www.facebook.com/BringHaileyHome?fref=ts

Public records on casehttp://www.placer.courts.ca.gov/CaseCalSearch/CaseIndex/CaseIndex_list.asp?s_F5=&s_CN=S-PR-0006572&s_F3=Probate&s_F7=2012&s_F4=Rost

This case has made new case law for fathers and mothers it is in the law books they use today the case is Adoption of H.R.
examples of cases usedhttp://calcaselaw.com/Opinions/2011_2014/2012/2012_04/Year_2012_04_25_CalOp_Adoption_of_HR_C068485_Sufficient_Evidence_Father_Kelsey_S_Status_Code_Civ_Proc_906.htm
http://law.justia.com/cases/california/court-of-appeal/2012/c068485.html
http://www.lexisnexis.com/community/litigationresourcecenter/blogs/litigationblog/archive/2012/04/26/california-official-reports-electronic-advance-sheet-for-thursday-april-26-2012.aspx

Counselor Accused of Forcing Foster Child into Sex Trade


Counselor Accused of Forcing Foster Child into Sex Trade


So we were sitting around on a Sunday night, having procrastinated researching and writing this week’s Watch Dog, wondering what we’d write about. A check through the ol‘ email account yielded a San Bernardino County District Attorney press release topped with this headline:



Sagkeeng CFS agency in crisis, say social workers

Sagkeeng CFS agency in crisis, say social workers


When a newly trained social worker got a job at Sagkeeng Child and Family Services, she was determined to help aboriginal kids in care and give them the life she didn't have.

She lasted just two months.

Amber Alert requested after Houston 11 year old abducted by her mother

Amber Alert requested after Houston 11 year old abducted by her mother

An Amber Alert has been requested in North Texas for Savannah Hurley, an 11-year-old girl from the Houston area who was abducted by her mom Monday when Child Protective Services came to remove the child from her mother's custody.

Note: Run!!!

Children's rights test case by boy, 15, over foster care

Children's rights test case by boy, 15, over foster care


A teenager who wants to live with his mother has a brought a test case at the Court of Appeal on the rights of children to be heard.

Child Protective Services Recommends Ariel Winter's Sister Retains Guardianship Of Her

Child Protective Services Recommends Ariel Winter's Sister Retains Guardianship Of Her


Child Protective Services has formally recommended that Modern Family star, Ariel Winter's sister, Shanelle Gray retain guardianship of the actress and that her mother, Chrisoula Workman not be allowed to have any unsupervised contact with her daughter, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.

Elmo Accuser Changes Mind About Retraction



The man who accused the voice and puppeteer of Elmo of underage sex but then recanted is now saying he was pressured into backing off his claims.

A Request


I would like to ask for your assistance and helping to end child abuse by the government in Australia. I have registered a question to the federal minister for children and communities, Jenny Macklin, and if my question receives the most votes, I get an audience with her, and she must publicly answer my question.
Please register on the oursay.org site, and use your seven votes to vote on my question, post your story or opinion up there, as obviously the media is watching, and the politicians. Please share.
Below is my question, and the link where you are eligible to vote for it seven times.
The media has contacted me about the question on oursay.org Currently we have 384 votes, with our closest rival being on 112 votes. Thankyou to everyone who has chipped in for this outstanding result.
If you would like to know more about the new stolen generation, please visit the Luke's Army website.
If you or anyone you know needs advice or support in their dealings with docs, please advise them of the Luke's Army group on facebook.
I am also happy to answer all questions, as I also am a victim as was my son who died in foster care aged two, Luke Borusiewicz.
michael@lukesarmy.com

Youngest Kids in Class May Get More ADHD Meds

Youngest Kids in Class May Get More ADHD Meds


The youngest kids in the class may have a tougher time with academics and behavior, researchers found in a population-based study.

Family Wins Reprieve in Nevada ‘Forced Abortion’ Case


Family Wins Reprieve in Nevada ‘Forced Abortion’ Case


A district judge removes abortion as an option for a mentally disabled women, backing away from his original stance.

Australian government announces inquiry into institutional child sex abuse

Australian government announces inquiry into institutional child sex abuse


The Labor government’s decision last week to convene a Royal Commission into the perpetration and cover up of sexual abuse of children in religious, non-governmental and state institutions is a cynical and politically calculated move. While posturing as a defender of children, Prime Minister Julia Gillard is working to protect the Catholic Church, and, at the same time, implementing an austerity agenda that will only add to the social distress facing many children.

Russia questions Washington’s intent to adhere to latest adoption pact


Russia questions Washington’s intent to adhere to latest adoption pact

US officials have managed to violate the recently-adopted mutual agreement on child adoption, as they failed to provide information and consular access to a Russian child abused in America, a top Russian diplomat has told parliament.



McAlpine nears deal with BBC for false abuse claim

McAlpine nears deal with BBC for false abuse claim

A former treasurer of Britain's Conservative Party, wrongly accused of child sex abuse, edged closer to a settlement with the BBC on Thursday and his lawyer said those who had sullied his client's reputation should get in touch and reach deals.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Mass Liquidation Of The Assets

So as the Child Protective Industry celebrates in their mass adoption ceremonies, all of the fairy tales finally have their happily ever afters... (not)

So today is National Adoption Day.  Which is the day when the Child Protection Industry liquidates the assets to make room for more.

November is also considered national adoption month.  I have been avoiding the overwhelming gag choke puke fest all month so far because I don't want to help them advertise, but the unfortunate reality of this particular day is that many of these kids may just be the kids of some of the beloved readers of Legally Kidnapped.



13 children find adoptive parents during Vanderburgh County Adoption Day

5 Tri-City-area children adopted on National Adoption Day

23 Broward children welcomed into forever homes on National Adoption Day

42 children adopted in special ‘National Adoption Day’ event

110 children join families on Adoption Day in LA

36 Children In Foster Care To Be Adopted This Weekend on National Adoption Day


I could post lots more, as like the state sponsored baby market and child trafficking ring, my news feeds is saturated with this adoption day/month crap, but I'm sure you get the point.


Sister of murdered foster child says state is failing her family again

Sister of murdered foster child says state is failing her family again

Rafael Gomez was the tragic poster child for all that was wrong with Washington’s child welfare system.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Ohio to review how social workers handled case of family whose young son died of malnutrition


Ohio to review how social workers handled case of family whose young son died of malnutrition

Ohio’s family services agency plans to investigate county social workers who dealt with a family whose youngest son recently died of malnutrition and dehydration, but will wait until a criminal investigation is completed, a spokesman said Thursday.

Case worker refused bail over child assault

Case worker refused bail over child assault

A case worker with the New South Wales Department of Family and Community Services charged with the sexual assault of a nine-year-old girl has been refused bail in a Newcastle court.

Case worker charged with sexual abuse




Police say no motive known in fatal stabbing of foster mother

Police say no motive known in fatal stabbing of foster mother

An 18-year-old foster child is expected to be charged in the stabbing death early this morning of a Cuyahoga County social worker who lives in this Lake County community.

Trenton Town Supervisor and former Boy Scout leader accused of child sex abuse


Trenton Town Supervisor and former Boy Scout leader accused of child sex abuse

The Supervisor of the Town of Trenton in Oneida County, Mark P. Scheidelman, was arrested on sex abuse charges for allegedly having sexual contact with a child under the age of 11-years-old.

Put more children in care says Gove, as Doncaster children’s services are slammed again

Put more children in care says Gove, as Doncaster children’s services are slammed again


WEAKNESSES remain in child protection services at Doncaster council - which was heavily criticised after two boys tortured and sexually humiliated two other youngsters, according to a new report.

Adoptive Parents: Don't return your kids like defective TV sets

Adoptive Parents: Don't return your kids like defective TV sets

Note: Yeah, pass them around like unwanted puppies instead you sick, uncaring CPS Angels you.

Adoptive parents are returning their children to the adoption agencies. These parents have decided that they don't want their kids anymore. My child didn't come from an agency, so where should I return my child if I decide that I don't want her anymore? Three adoptive families returned or attempted to return their children when they decided that they couldn't or didn't want to care for them anymore.

Abuse victims from orphanages and foster care to seek compensation through Royal Commission

Abuse victims from orphanages and foster care to seek compensation through Royal Commission


The Federal Government's Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse may have been sparked by incidents within the Catholic Church but it's not the only organisation that will be subject to scrutiny.

Many people who were abused in foster care or at boys' and girls' homes also hope the Royal Commission will bring some recognition of what they went through.

Guess what

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