- Feds order Virginia to cease threatening special needs foster families to give up support services
- After Complaint, DCF Removes Web Links To Churches That Welcome Gays
- Don’t bend the law when giving foster kids drugs
- DHS worker pleads guilty in Danieal Kelly starvation case
- Appeals Court Allows Child Abuse Suit Against Hospital
- MPs say teachers need protection against false claims of pupil abuse
- Culver: “too early to know” whether DHS mishandled child abuse case
- Cops: Woman Falsely Reported Child Abuse
- Deceiving the DCF
- Child protection groups undermine Aussie Firewall
- NHS warned over gaps in child protection
- Criminal checks for those who work with children
- Foster care fiasco
- Educational issues face youth aging out of foster care
- Ex-social worker pleads in Philly starvation case
- OCEAN CITY: Police not pleased with fake Amber Alert
- Child wanders from home, CPS takes custody
- Man jailed for child support, even though he was not the father, released
- NZ – Update from Graeme whose FAMILY are damaged by CYFS – CPS
- Ten Day Notice
|Feds order Virginia to cease threatening special needs foster families to give up support services
Posted: 16 Jul 2009 05:35 AM PDT
Virginia DSS ordered by feds to change law regarding definition of “special needs” foster children by placement, which is in violation of federal law and has been preventing Virginia special needs foster children from accessing adoption support services as mandated by federal law. To qualify as “special needs” and receive services and financial adoption assistance children were required to be in the legal custody of VADSS or another child placing agency. VADSS workers reportedly used this law to force families to take custody of special needs foster children and agree to give up all support services, otherwise the families were threatened with losing the children they loved. This has been one of many nasty undercurrents of VADSS. The localities are not held accountable by the state since each local DSS office only answers to it’s own board. Same problem with schools. Local agencies are not state run.
|After Complaint, DCF Removes Web Links To Churches That Welcome Gays
Posted: 16 Jul 2009 05:31 AM PDT
The state Department of Children and Families has removed from its website links to “open and affirming” churches after a group opposed to gay marriage threatened legal action.
|Don’t bend the law when giving foster kids drugs
Posted: 16 Jul 2009 05:15 AM PDT
Gabriel Myers was a 7-year-old boy whose world was collapsing when he hanged himself in a foster home in Margate. He was among 268 children between the ages of 6 and 7 medicated while in state care.
|DHS worker pleads guilty in Danieal Kelly starvation case
Posted: 16 Jul 2009 05:14 AM PDT
The last city social worker assigned the case of Danieal Kelly – the 14-year-old with cerebral palsy who starved to death three years ago – pleaded guilty today and was sentenced to four years probation.
|Appeals Court Allows Child Abuse Suit Against Hospital
Posted: 16 Jul 2009 05:08 AM PDT
The Michigan Court of Appeals is allowing a lawsuit to go forward against a Detroit hospital and two of its doctors for failing to report a suspected case of child abuse.
The sister of Rufus Lee Junior is suing the Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit and two of its doctors. The lawsuit says the doctors and, by extension, the hospital are liable for failing to report cuts and bruises on the boy. The four year old died was killed from a beating by his foster father.
|MPs say teachers need protection against false claims of pupil abuse
Posted: 16 Jul 2009 05:04 AM PDT
Note: So do parents.
Pupils are threatening to accuse teachers of abusing them in order to avoid being punished for bad behaviour, MPs warn today.
|Culver: “too early to know” whether DHS mishandled child abuse case
Posted: 16 Jul 2009 05:00 AM PDT
Governor Chet Culver says it’s “too early to know” whether the Department of Human Services did anything wrong in its review of a baby’s welfare.
Last month, a Des Moines infant was treated for a broken arm and, while the D.H.S. launched an investigation, the child remained with his parents. The baby’s father is Jonas Neiderbach, son of Jon Neiderbach — a financial analyst for the Department of Human Services. The baby and his parents were living in Jon Neiderbach’s home. The baby is now in critical condition in a Des Moines hospital, being treated for head trauma and broken ribs — injuries the boy suffered last week.
|Cops: Woman Falsely Reported Child Abuse
Posted: 16 Jul 2009 04:59 AM PDT
Nichole M. Meunier, 23, has been charged with falsely reporting an incident after called the hotline on May 32 alleging that child endangerment was occurring at a residence.
|Deceiving the DCF
Posted: 16 Jul 2009 04:48 AM PDT
Florida has strived to improve its child-protection services in recent years, but some state workers and private contractors obviously have failed to follow a simple rule: Honesty is the best policy.
|Child protection groups undermine Aussie Firewall
Posted: 16 Jul 2009 04:45 AM PDT
You know your child protection policy is in trouble when even mainstream children’s charities speak out against it – and this is just the latest in a string of bad news to hit Australian Communications Minister, Stephen Conroy over the last seven days.
|NHS warned over gaps in child protection
Posted: 16 Jul 2009 04:41 AM PDT
The NHS may fail to identify another Baby P like abuse scandal until the health body overhauls its child protection system, a regulator warned on Thursday.
|Criminal checks for those who work with children
Posted: 16 Jul 2009 04:28 AM PDT
ANYONE working directly with children in organisations including church groups and sporting bodies, and in roles such as music tutors, doctors and dentists, will be forced to undergo criminal-history assessments under legislation being rolled out in South Australia.
|Foster care fiasco
Posted: 15 Jul 2009 09:40 PM PDT
Over the past few months, the track record of the Florida Department of Children and Families is one of a dysfunctional agency.
|Educational issues face youth aging out of foster care
Posted: 15 Jul 2009 09:36 PM PDT
One key population for dropout prevention in Philadelphia is the almost 2,900 adolescents – 14 years old and older – in the custody of Philadelphia’s Department of Human Services (DHS).
|Ex-social worker pleads in Philly starvation case
Posted: 15 Jul 2009 09:21 PM PDT
A former social worker for Philadelphia’s child-welfare agency is getting four years of probation and 100 hours of community service for her role in the starvation death of a disabled girl.
|OCEAN CITY: Police not pleased with fake Amber Alert
Posted: 15 Jul 2009 09:13 PM PDT
Police say a message about a supposedly abducted girl in the resort being swapped around Twitter and text messages today is a hoax, a repeat of a false alarm from earlier this year.
|Child wanders from home, CPS takes custody
Posted: 15 Jul 2009 09:10 PM PDT
A 4-year-old Chelan boy who wandered from his home at 1 a.m. today was taken into custody by state Child Protective Services after a motorist reported almost hitting the boy.
Note: One of those “shit happens” incidents.
|Man jailed for child support, even though he was not the father, released
Posted: 15 Jul 2009 08:54 PM PDT
A South Georgia man who had been jailed for more than a year for not paying child support — even though he was not the biological father — was released from custody on Wednesday.
|NZ – Update from Graeme whose FAMILY are damaged by CYFS – CPS
Posted: 15 Jul 2009 08:39 PM PDT
Jim over at Ration Shed posted some good links today from New Zealand.
Check them out. NZ – Update from Graeme whose FAMILY are damaged by CYFS – CPS
|Ten Day Notice
Posted: 15 Jul 2009 08:26 PM PDT