Thursday, May 17, 2012

Legally Kidnapped

Legally Kidnapped


Court criticizes DHS for delay in reports

Posted: 17 May 2012 05:06 AM PDT


Court criticizes DHS for delay in reports


The agency failed to notify the courts of its actions in a case involving foster care.




Foster Mother Accused of Abuse, Neglect

Posted: 17 May 2012 05:02 AM PDT

Foster Mother Accused of Abuse, Neglect


A foster mother in Columbia County is accused of doing some horrible things to her young children.


Foster mum relives horror knife attack

Posted: 17 May 2012 04:30 AM PDT


Foster mum relives horror knife attack

A FOSTER mum was almost stabbed to death by an illegal immigrant teenager placed in her care by city social services.



Children still being abused, dying under state's protection

Posted: 17 May 2012 04:12 AM PDT

Children still being abused, dying under state's protection

In spite of state watchdogs and federal oversight, children are still being abused and dying under the state's protection. And the state could face more than a million and a half dollar penalty as a result.


Foster Kids Abuse Case: “We Should Be Embarrassed”

Posted: 16 May 2012 10:05 PM PDT

Foster Kids Abuse Case: "We Should Be Embarrassed"

This is the story of three courageous children … from the moment they were born to the hopes and heartaches that followed.


Hong Kong crackdowns on Chinese families looking to get around one-child policy

Posted: 16 May 2012 09:53 PM PDT

Hong Kong crackdowns on Chinese families looking to get around one-child policy

Over the last decade the number of mainland babies born in Hong Kong has risen from 620 in 2001 to more than 40,000 in 2010 — almost half the total 88,000 births in the territory. Some experts estimate that upwards of 60 per cent of these are second children.


Legal action against Australia’s family courts

Posted: 16 May 2012 09:46 PM PDT

Legal action against Australia's family courts

Australian men are advised of the pending legal action: Michael McGarvie – Legal Services Commissioner v Harold James Johnson in the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) scheduled to commence on Monday 21 May 2012 at 10.00 AM, 55 King Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.


Govt outline measures to tackle sexual abuse in orphanages

Posted: 16 May 2012 09:06 PM PDT

Govt outline measures to tackle sexual abuse in orphanages


Following allegations of sexual abuse and harassment of children at a child care center in the capital, the Government has taken several measures to check sexual abuse in orphanages across the country.


Group seeks oversight, changes to Maine’s guardian ad litem program

Posted: 16 May 2012 09:00 PM PDT

Group seeks oversight, changes to Maine's guardian ad litem program

A group seeking reform of the guardian ad litem program in the Maine court system on Tuesday sent a 17-page report outlining problems from the perspective of consumers to Chief Justice Leigh I. Saufley.


Sisters sue agencies in CA, claiming abuse missed

Posted: 16 May 2012 08:46 PM PDT

Sisters sue agencies in CA, claiming abuse missed


Six sisters who for years were sexually abused by their father with their mother's help have sued government entities and officials, claiming they failed to properly investigate their ordeal.


Allegations that Wicklow orphans in state care were used as slaves in Northern Ireland

Posted: 16 May 2012 08:20 PM PDT


Allegations that Wicklow orphans in state care were used as slaves in Northern Ireland


Protestant children from a County Wicklow orphanage were allegedly used for unpaid labor in Northern Ireland according to Northern Minister for Regional Development Danny Kennedy, who has called for an investigation by the team conducting an ongoing inquiry into historical institutional child abuse.




Child welfare officials say Texas boy kidnapped 8 years ago not yet ready to meet his parents

Posted: 16 May 2012 08:09 PM PDT

Child welfare officials say Texas boy kidnapped 8 years ago not yet ready to meet his parents

A Houston boy kidnapped eight years ago is still not ready to meet his parents after being in foster care since authorities found him in March, Texas child welfare officials said Wednesday during a court hearing.

Note: Not yet ready to know who his parents are?  WTF?  Would somebody please explain to me why



Social workers fear service cuts risk children's lives

Posted: 16 May 2012 07:53 PM PDT

Social workers fear service cuts risk children's lives

Some 88% of social workers think cuts are putting vulnerable children's lives at risk, a survey suggests.


Don’t turn back on Maine child welfare reform

Posted: 16 May 2012 07:37 PM PDT

Don't turn back on Maine child welfare reform


Children are not numbers. They are flesh-and-blood human beings who deserve our best efforts to help them grow up safe and healthy. But if policymakers don't understand the numbers, they never will be able to craft the right policies to help those flesh-and-blood children.


Worker charges with falsifying DCF records

Posted: 16 May 2012 06:31 AM PDT



Worker charges with falsifying DCF records


Barnet 'disappointed' at £70k fine over child data breach

Posted: 16 May 2012 06:21 AM PDT

Barnet 'disappointed' at £70k fine over child data breach


A council has said it is "very disappointed" to have been fined £70,000 under the Data Protection Act after it lost highly sensitive and confidential information on 15 vulnerable children and young people.


Ghana: Illegal Orphanages Spring Up in V/R - Dept. of Social Welfare Threatens Closure

Posted: 16 May 2012 06:17 AM PDT

Ghana: Illegal Orphanages Spring Up in V/R - Dept. of Social Welfare Threatens Closure

The Volta Region branch of the Department of Social Welfare has intensified its activities to ensure that non-governmental organizations (NGOs) operating in areas of child care and protection possess the relevant licenses.