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Wednesday, October 04, 2017

CPS is keeping me busy today - LK Report for 10/24/2017

A lawsuit that seeks improvements in Arizona's foster-care system will apply to all Arizona children in the system, now as well as in the future, a federal judge has ruled.

More >> Judge: All children in DCS care are now part of class-action lawsuit

Federal funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which provides health coverage for almost nine million children, ran out on Saturday night. Everyone in Congress knew the deadline was approaching. By all accounts, an overwhelming bipartisan majority of lawmakers even wanted to renew it. Yet it didn't happen.

More >> Republican incompetence has now put 9 million children in danger

TORONTO – The Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies has apologized for harm done to Indigenous children and families in the province.

More >> Ontario Children’s Aid Societies apologizes for harm done to Indigenous Peoples

OAKLAND — Attorneys for the family of a foster child who died after ingesting methamphetamine sued Alameda County on Monday, alleging that social workers should have removed the girl from the home two weeks earlier — after she swallowed the narcotic for the first time.

More >> Lawsuit: Foster child died after ingesting meth for second time

FLINT, MI -- Testimony from a former state epidemiologist is expected to continue Wednesday, Oct. 4, in the preliminary examination of Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Director Nick Lyon.

More >> Michigan DHHS director back in court for manslaughter exam in Flint water case

The men, aged between 33 and 38 and mostly from Rotherham, are accused of offences including rape and indecent assault and bring the number charged under Operation Stovewood to 21.

More >> CHILD ABUSE CHARGESRotherham child abuse investigators charge 12 MORE men in connection with sexual exploitation of kids

Finding a home in Kelowna's tight rental market can be nearly impossible and for some families that lack of suitable housing means losing custody of their children.

More >> Children put in foster care after mother struggles to find rental home

A Christian girl removed from her Muslim foster parents has apparently said that she misses them, a court was told on Monday.

The five-year-old, who is now living with her grandmother, was placed into the family's care by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

More >> Christian girl 'misses' Muslim foster parents, court told

Kerri M. Raissian, an assistant professor of public policy in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, conducts research focused on child and family policy, with an emphasis on understanding how polices affect fertility, family formation, and family violence. She previously spent 10 years working with children and families in the public and nonprofit sectors. Earlier this year, she and her colleague Lindsey Rose Bullinger of Indiana University, published their study, “Money matters: Does the minimum wage affect children maltreatment rates?” in Children and Youth Services Review. They found that a $1 increase in the minimum wage can result in a statistically significant 9.6 percent decline in child neglect reports. She spoke with UConn Today about the study.

More >> Adding $1 to Minimum Wage = Less Child Neglect

A Tusla social worker has told the Disclosures Tribunal that she did not apologise to Garda Keith Harrison and his partner Marissa Simms for her dealings with their family.

More >> Tusla social worker denies claim she made apology to garda and partner

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ill. - At 5:45 p.m. on Friday, September 29th, 09/29/17, the Carroll County 911 Center received a request for medical assistance at 309 Hagar Ave. in Milledgeville, IL.

Police and ambulance were dispatched to the location.

Investigators found a 59-year-old female Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) investigator who had been at the location to check on the welfare of a child and had been assaulted by the child's father.

More >> DCFS worker beaten while checking on child

Note: Bummer.

CUMBERLAND, Ind. – A Cumberland man was arrested Saturday after he reportedly choked and hit his 12-year-old foster son.

Francis Bunten, 57, is now being charged with domestic battery resulting in bodily injury, a level 5 felony.

More >> Man charged with battery after allegedly choking, hitting foster son in Cumberland

Canada's Ontario province has passed legislation that allows the government to seize children from families that refuse to accept their child's chosen "gender identity" or "gender expression."

More >> New Ontario law allows removing children from foster parents who oppose gender switch

A mum whose son was taken from her into care says she wouldn't know him if she ran into him in the street.

Rachel is one of three mothers to share their heartbreaking stories as part of a new BBC programme.

More >> 'I wouldn't know my son if I saw him in the street': Mums speak of moment kids were taken off them into foster care

A Lee County woman was released on bond Monday afternoon, shortly after going before a judge for the first time in connection to the death of her foster son.

More >> Lee Co. foster mom charged in child death investigation out on bond

When Ofsted rated Gloucestershire’s children’s services as “inadequate” in June, the report was phrased in such blistering terms that councillors in the Conservative-led local authority reacted with shock, bewilderment, and fury.

More >> The Tory council that failed its children

The York County Office of Children, Youth and Families allegedly placed a boy in foster care with a convicted pedophile, according to a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday, Oct. 3.

More >> Lawsuit: York CYF placed boy in foster care with known pedophile

In a rare move, a 19-year-old abused in an Urbandale foster home for years has sued the state for negligence, saying she suffered physically and emotionally because the child welfare case was mishandled.

More >> A teen who was locked up and beaten sues Iowa for bungling her child-welfare case

A study has found a high number of women, who repeatedly appear before the family courts and lose many children into public care or adoption because of child protection concerns, have been in care themselves.

More >> Link between childhood in care and mums who have babies removed by the courts

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