Saturday, April 28, 2012

Legally Kidnapped

Legally Kidnapped


'Penn State' child abuse reporting law signed into law by Gov. Scott

Posted: 27 Apr 2012 09:06 PM PDT

'Penn State' child abuse reporting law signed into law by Gov. Scott

Penn State officials who resigned in disgrace would have had to pay at least $8 million for covering up a sex scandal if Pennsylvania had enacted a law like the one that Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed Friday.


Republican Jeremy Faison: Blame Suicides on Parenting, Not Bullying

Posted: 27 Apr 2012 08:36 PM PDT


Republican Jeremy Faison: Blame Suicides on Parenting, Not Bullying

Rep. Jeremy Faison (R-Cosby) of Tennessee recently spoke out against a measure related to bullying, saying that kids -- who had committed suicide -- didn't do so because of bullying, but rather because they were not instilled with proper principles.




New child scandal at Baby P council after 10 starving children covered in lice taken into care

Posted: 27 Apr 2012 07:56 PM PDT

New child scandal at Baby P council after 10 starving children covered in lice taken into care

The shamed council boss at the centre of the Baby P case has presided over another child abuse scandal, it emerged yesterday.


Foster child's letter of concern over Family Ties cuts raised in legislature

Posted: 27 Apr 2012 07:53 PM PDT

Foster child's letter of concern over Family Ties cuts raised in legislature


Opposition Leader Olive Crane again raised concerns Friday over government's decision to lay off child and family service workers, tabling a letter from a Grade 10 student in foster care who says this will have a negative impact on her.


Early intervention ''means rolling up your sleeves''

Posted: 27 Apr 2012 10:45 AM PDT

Early intervention ''means rolling up your sleeves''


Local authority staff should turn up at the homes of troubled families early in the morning if necessary to get parents out of bed and make sure their children are fed and sent to school, said Louise Casey, head of the troubled families team at the Department for Communities and Local Government.


Child Labor Farm Rules Scrapped By White House Under Political Pressure

Posted: 27 Apr 2012 10:11 AM PDT


Child Labor Farm Rules Scrapped By White House Under Political Pressure

Facing political pressure from Republicans and farming groups, the White House has decided to scrap rules proposed last year that would have prevented minors from performing certain agricultural work deemed too dangerous for children.


Posted: 27 Apr 2012 09:25 AM PDT



Infant reunited with family

Posted: 27 Apr 2012 08:41 AM PDT


Infant reunited with family


A MOTHER'S 26-hour ordeal came to an end yesterday when she was reunited with her three-week-old baby who had been snatched by a woman who miscarried her own child.




Haringey failed to stop 'appalling' abuse of family of ten children over seven years

Posted: 27 Apr 2012 06:09 AM PDT

Haringey failed to stop 'appalling' abuse of family of ten children over seven years


Ten children in one family suffered "appalling" neglect and cruelty during seven years of abuse in the borough where Baby P was killed.