- Nebraska drops in child welfare rankings
- Colo. adopted child records often falsified in 1950’s & 60’s.
- Dead father may get custodial rights
- Report: Many serious flaws in data on US children’s health and well-being
- The Urgent Need for Reform of Child Protection
- CPS Cinema: The parents of Peanuts
- Family court lawyers to form their own bar association
- Child-welfare deaths must be reported
- Federal Court refuses to grant immunity to NYC Child Protective Services caseworker in lawsuit
- Coroner: Baby asphyxiated
- 4:56 p.m.: Cause of baby’s death revealed
- Nadya Suleman’s octuplets receive court-ordered oversight for finances
- Funds to be cut from bodies that fail to report child abuse
- Reporting of child abuse to be mandatory?
|Nebraska drops in child welfare rankingsPosted: 29 Jul 2009 05:07 AM PDT
A new report out on child welfare shows Nebraska slipping in the national rankings. But our state still sits in the top 25 percentile.
|Colo. adopted child records often falsified in 1950’s & 60’s.Posted: 28 Jul 2009 08:27 PM PDT
|Dead father may get custodial rightsPosted: 28 Jul 2009 06:41 PM PDT
A Florida court is being asked for the first time to give custodial rights of a child to a father who is dead, experts say.
|Report: Many serious flaws in data on US children’s health and well-beingPosted: 28 Jul 2009 06:19 PM PDT
Serious shortcomings in national data, including an outdated federal measure of household poverty, are undermining the task of identifying and assisting America’s most vulnerable children, according to a report issued Tuesday.
|The Urgent Need for Reform of Child ProtectionPosted: 28 Jul 2009 06:05 PM PDT
The reform of child protection by so-called ‘experts’ has failed disastrously. Radical reform is urgently needed to re-assert the fundamentals of good practice and to restore public confidence.
|CPS Cinema: The parents of PeanutsPosted: 28 Jul 2009 06:01 PM PDT
Unlike the “Stand By Me” parents, who possibly didn’t know their kids were in mortal danger, the Peanuts parents had a 50-year history of neglect. We recommend sending the kids to a temporary home (Charlie Brown’s grandparents appear to be available) while the parents take some court-mandated parenting classes.
|Family court lawyers to form their own bar associationPosted: 28 Jul 2009 05:56 PM PDT
For the first time in 20 years, a family court in Pune is all set to form its own bar association, a registered society of the 200-odd practising lawyers in Pune. The idea is to have a common representation of family lawyers in issues concerning lawyers, the family court, family laws and so on.
|Child-welfare deaths must be reportedPosted: 28 Jul 2009 08:32 AM PDT
When New Jersey was forced to overhaul its child-welfare system several years ago, that effort was prompted largely by public outrage over some horror stories regarding deaths of neglected and abused children already under the state’s care.
|Federal Court refuses to grant immunity to NYC Child Protective Services caseworker in lawsuitPosted: 28 Jul 2009 07:51 AM PDT
The U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York has refused to grant immunity to a Child Protective Services caseworker from New York City in a lawsuit. Normally Child Protective Services caseworkers are granted limited immunity in lawsuits arising from their duties. However, the court on July 21, 2009 denied immunity to Marcos Cardenas for withholding information from his supervisors in a neglect proceeding.
|Coroner: Baby asphyxiatedPosted: 28 Jul 2009 05:58 AM PDT
Tiffany had been in foster care since her birth in June 2007. Her mother, Felicia Banks, grandmother, Loretta Banks, and father, Tommy Cross, said they visited her regularly until November, when Felicia officially lost custody.
|4:56 p.m.: Cause of baby’s death revealedPosted: 28 Jul 2009 05:55 AM PDT
WARREN The cause of death of Tiffany Sue Banks-Cross was due to asphyxiation associated with multiple blunt traumatic injuries, according to Coroner Dr. Humphrey Germaniuk.
|Nadya Suleman’s octuplets receive court-ordered oversight for financesPosted: 28 Jul 2009 05:52 AM PDT
A California judge ruled that an independent lawyer should oversee the financial estate of Nadya Suleman’s octuplets to ensure they are not exploited for entertainment purposes, reports the Associated Press. The ruling by Orange County judge Gerald Johnston stems from a legal petition filed by former Disney Mouseketeer Paul Peterson, an advocate for show-business children. Suleman’s attorney, Arthur J. LaCilento, argued that appointing a financial guardian for her children violated the family’s right to privacy, but Johnston said, “I do believe it is appropriate and justifiable at this time to provide an objective voice to report to the court.” Suleman — who is slated to begin shooting a reality show featuring her 14 children on Sept. 1, pending court approval of the children’s TV contracts — attended the hearing but did not speak.
|Funds to be cut from bodies that fail to report child abusePosted: 28 Jul 2009 05:45 AM PDT
STATE AGENCIES and voluntary bodies which fail to report suspected cases of child abuse face losing public funding as part of a series of measures aimed at strengthening child protection services.
|Reporting of child abuse to be mandatory?Posted: 28 Jul 2009 05:44 AM PDT
Teachers, doctors and other caregivers could soon report child abuse to authorities, if the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has its way.