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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Local authorities are not liable for acts of abuse by foster carers

Local authorities are not liable for acts of abuse by foster carers

In a decision handed down on 2 December the High Court held that local authorities who place children in foster care are not vicariously liable for acts of physical and sexual abuse committed by foster carers against those children, nor are they legally responsible for those acts under a non-delegable duty of care (NA v Nottinghamshire County Council).

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Governor's office says DCF will honor child abuse settlement, won't say when

Governor's office says DCF will honor child abuse settlement, won't say when

A spokeswoman for Gov. Rick Scott has indicated that the governor's office wants the Department and Children and Families to pay the settlement to the surviving Barahona twin whose sibling died after years of torture by their adoptive parents, but questions remain.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Appeals court upholds dismissal of group’s suit against DCF

Appeals court upholds dismissal of group’s suit against DCF

A federal appeals court in Boston on Monday upheld a lower court’s decision to dismiss a lawsuit that a New York-based advocacy group brought against the state Department of Children and Families. A three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit voted unanimously to uphold the dismissal of the lawsuit, which the group Children’s Rights filed in 2010 against then-DCF commissioner Angelo McClain, Governor Deval Patrick, and JudyAnn Bigby, then head of the state Executive Office of Health and Human Services, alleging negligent care of youths in DCF custody, court records show.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Broken System – TX CPS being sued in behalf of 12,000 kids in foster care

Broken System – TX CPS being sued in behalf of 12,000 kids in foster care

A lawsuit alleges that 12,000 kids trapped in foster care with little chance of getting out are being exposed to abuse and neglect, shuttled around the state and denied health services.

State puts on hold settlement payment to Nubia Barahona’s brother

State puts on hold settlement payment to Nubia Barahona’s brother

When the state of Florida quietly agreed to pay $5 million to settle a lawsuit over the gruesome death of 10-year-old Nubia Barahona and the torture of her twin brother, Victor, it all but admitted it was at fault.

Report: State, DCF want Nubia Barahona lawsuit settlement payments put on hold

Report: State, DCF want Nubia Barahona lawsuit settlement payments put on hold

When the state of Florida quietly agreed to pay $5 million to settle a lawsuit over the gruesome death of 10-year-old Nubia Barahona and the torture of her twin brother Victor, it all but admitted it was at fault. Now, the Florida Department of Children and Families and lawyers for the state Legislature want to put the deal on hold and indefinitely delay final payments, the Miami Herald reported Sunday.


TEXAS: CHILDREN'S ADVOCACY GROUP BRINGS CLASS-ACTION LAWSUIT AGAINST CPS

TEXAS: CHILDREN'S ADVOCACY GROUP BRINGS CLASS-ACTION LAWSUIT AGAINST CPS

The class-action lawsuit was filed by a New York advocacy group called Children’s Rights. About 12,000 children are included in the class-action suit. These children are in long-term care in Texas.


Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Lawsuit Payouts Top $150M As Wash. CPS Requests More Workers

Lawsuit Payouts Top $150M As Wash. CPS Requests More Workers

The agency that oversees child welfare in Washington wants to hire nearly 100 more child protection workers.

Former foster youths sue private agency, woman who took them in

Former foster youths sue private agency, woman who took them in

For months, child abuse allegations have roiled a Victorville foster parent and the private San Bernardino County foster care agency that supervised her.

State, child welfare advocates spar over DHS oversight

State, child welfare advocates spar over DHS oversight

After six years of federal oversight, Michigan is seeking to reclaim control of its child welfare system. The state came under supervision of federal monitors in 2008. That was after a 2006 class action lawsuit that alleged the Michigan Department of Human Services had failed to protect the safety and well-being of almost 19,000 children in state custody.

Monday, December 08, 2014

Suit reveals wild abuse claims against Children’s Services

Suit reveals wild abuse claims against Children’s Services

A family desperately seeking help from the city Administration for Children’s Services endured years of abuse from the agency’s workers — including a counselor who impregnated one member and a cruel hypnotist who wouldn’t take no for an answer, a new lawsuit charges.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Father of child allegedly killed by stepfather sues Vermont

Father of child allegedly killed by stepfather sues Vermont

The father of a young Vermont girl, who was allegedly killed by her stepfather, is filing a civil suit against the state and the Department of Children and Families.

Private Foster Care Agency Being Sued for Abuse in Foster Homes

Private Foster Care Agency Being Sued for Abuse in Foster Homes

A private foster care agency in California is currently facing allegations that it was negligent in ensuring the safety and well-being of the children placed in its care. Interim Care Foster Family Agency is being sued for “Cash for Kids” abuse. Their website advertises “… apartment, condo or mobile home okay,” but the lawsuit alleges some of these kids, while in foster care, were homeless.

Thursday, November 06, 2014

State on defense as suit appealed vs. DCF

State on defense as suit appealed vs. DCF

A federal appeals judge blasted a state attorney’s claim that the Department of Children and Families cannot be legally held to blame for lapses and oversights of children in their care.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Couple sue CYFD over adopted son’s alleged abuse by foster parents

Couple sue CYFD over adopted son’s alleged abuse by foster parents

A Washington state couple are suing the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department, alleging the agency failed to properly screen a Clovis-area foster couple accused of raping some of the children in their care, including a boy the Washington couple later adopted.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Three CAS cases settled

Three CAS cases settled

Three former County foster children have reached out-of-court settlements with the Highland Shores Children’s Aid Society for damages stemming from sexual abuse sustained while they were in the society’s care.

Lawsuit: Detained transgender teen treated as boy

Lawsuit: Detained transgender teen treated as boy

Lawyers for a 16-year-old transgender girl detained in Connecticut say she’s being forced to wear male clothing and staff members keep calling her by her male birth name.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Judge asked to toss lawsuit against Iowa agency

Judge asked to toss lawsuit against Iowa agency

The Attorney General's office has asked a judge to dismiss a wrongful-death lawsuit filed by the estate of an Omaha boy strangled by his mother in 2009.

Monday, October 13, 2014

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