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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Broomfield man found guilty of pimping girl in foster care system


A Jefferson County jury this week found a Broomfield man guilty of prostituting a 14-year-old girl over a period of two years.

Missing 11-year-old Avondale boy found safe

Missing 11-year-old Avondale boy found safe

An 11-year-old boy who had been missing since Wednesday morning has been found.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Surgeon arrested in Grand Forks receives 43-month prison term for attempted abuse of foster son

Surgeon arrested in Grand Forks receives 43-month prison term for attempted abuse of foster son

A surgeon arrested in Grand Forks after assaulting his disabled foster son in Minnesota received a 43-month prison sentence today.

St. Clair Shores foster mom accused of abusing baby

St. Clair Shores foster mom accused of abusing baby

Janice Nikitin believed her granddaughter Kallee Diggs was in good hands with 27-year-old foster mother Nichole Gomez.

Study reveals state of crisis in Canadian foster care system

Study reveals state of crisis in Canadian foster care system

A new study of foster care in Canada led by a researcher at Western University reveals a shrinking number of foster care providers are available across the country to care for a growing number of children with increasingly complex disorders.

Note: IOW, they're snatching too many kids.

Social workers could only need to visit children in long-term foster care placements twice a year

Social workers could only need to visit children in long-term foster care placements twice a year

The change is one of many set out by the Department for Education in response to its consultation on improving permanence for looked-after children

City man convicted of sexually assaulting four boys under his foster care

City man convicted of sexually assaulting four boys under his foster care

A man who was chosen along with his wife as the local Foster Family of the Year in 2007 now faces a lengthy prison sentence after sexually assaulting four foster boys under his care.

NGOs criticise ministerial committee probing foster care grants

NGOs criticise ministerial committee probing foster care grants

NONGOVERNMENTAL organisations (NGOs) have criticised Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini’s establishment of a ministerial committee to investigate backlogs and lapses in the foster care grant system.

Review of Clark County child welfare system draws state, federal backing

Review of Clark County child welfare system draws state, federal backing

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Congresswoman Dina Titus pledged federal support Thursday in the push to reform Clark County’s child welfare system, now under scrutiny after a child was killed in foster care.

Obtaining driver's license a rite of passage that eludes most teens in Utah foster care system

Obtaining driver's license a rite of passage that eludes most teens in Utah foster care system

Like any teenager, Sam Carling needed wheels.

But when he was old enough to obtain a driving permit, he was in foster care. Foster families weren't willing to assume the liability of young driver so none would give their consent for him to get a license.

As Broward child wasted away, protectors looked but didn’t see

As Broward child wasted away, protectors looked but didn’t see

For about nine months, foster care caseworkers and their bosses made 13 visits to the Lauderhill home of Tamiyah Audain, held 30-minute meetings, conferred with other social service workers and filed numerous reports, all of which documented the preteen was in good health. She was actually losing half her body weight and slowly filling with poisons.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The urgent problem facing foster children today

The urgent problem facing foster children today

Most young adults can’t wait to turn 21, but for teens in the foster care system, the freedom that comes with this particular birthday is often coupled with panic and confusion. Finding a place to live, getting a job or continuing school with little help often proves to be too overwhelming.


Abuse charges against social worker dropped

Abuse charges against social worker dropped

The trial of a senior social worker accused of sex attacks on vulnerable boys has been thrown out of court.

Funeral held for local toddler killed by foster father

Funeral held for local toddler killed by foster father

A local toddler allegedly killed by her own foster father was laid to rest on Wednesday.

Man charged with killing foster child in court

Man charged with killing foster child in court

Jacob Salas, the man accused of murdering an 11-month-old girl, was set to be in court Thursday morning.

State's lawyers refused to acknowledge sex abuse of Aboriginal girls to avoid liability, royal commission hears


State government lawyers refused to acknowledge that horrific sexual abuse suffered by Aboriginal girls at a western NSW foster home ever took place as they sought to avoid legal liability for the abuse "at all cost", the royal commission into child sexual abuse has heard.

Three brothers, three different paths out of foster care

Three brothers, three different paths out of foster care

Matt, 14, Terrick, 12, and Joseph, 11 pretended to go to church that day in 2006, but in secret they had planned to run away and never come back. No more living with an angry grandmother who drank. No more beatings with the belt.

NSW government tried to 'wear down' women abused in state foster home

NSW government tried to 'wear down' women abused in state foster home

The NSW government tried to “wear down” 13 Aboriginal women abused at a state foster home to stop them suing, a royal commission has heard.


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Girl, 5, raped and flogged for being late for dinner at foster home, inquiry told

Girl, 5, raped and flogged for being late for dinner at foster home, inquiry told

A girl who was physically and sexually abused from the age of five until 15 by her foster parents at a home for Indigenous children was also lied to and convinced to be so terrified of her biological parents she would not speak to them, the royal commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse has heard.


Foster Parents Sue Social Services For Not Telling Them About Son’s Sexual Past

Foster Parents Sue Social Services For Not Telling Them About Son’s Sexual Past

A Seattle couple plans to sue the Department of Social and Health Services for not telling them their foster son, who they have now adopted, molested children—eventually molesting their own kids.

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