- Former social worker faces 13 misconduct allegations
- Lack of guardians leaves abused children at risk
- Baby’s pic used in adoption scam
- Parents sue DCS, Evansville police over handling of 2007 child abuse case
- Reports of child abuse soar since Baby P death
|Former social worker faces 13 misconduct allegations
Posted: 03 Aug 2009 03:46 AM PDT
A former children’s social worker faces being struck off following allegations of misconduct.
Andrew McLauchlan faces claims he did not make sufficiently frequent visits to children on the child protection register.
|Lack of guardians leaves abused children at risk
Posted: 03 Aug 2009 03:18 AM PDT
Hundreds of vulnerable and abused children have been left without proper protection because of a shortage of experienced guardians, according to official figures.
|Baby’s pic used in adoption scam
Posted: 03 Aug 2009 03:06 AM PDT
ABINGTON – A local mother says she found a picture of her baby boy in a Craiglist advertisement saying the child was available for adoption. FOX25’s Shirley Chan reports. Inside: See the ad
|Parents sue DCS, Evansville police over handling of 2007 child abuse case
Posted: 03 Aug 2009 02:08 AM PDT
At some point during a child abuse investigation, the Department of Child Services became aware that three young siblings had been abused by a preteen relative.
But at no point did DCS inform the victims’ parents — nor did the agency provide any assistance for the children.
|Reports of child abuse soar since Baby P death
Posted: 03 Aug 2009 01:50 AM PDT
The NSPCC has seen a dramatic increase in calls about suspected cases of child abuse since the death of Baby P, with the number deemed serious enough to warrant referral to social services or the police rising by more than a third in two years.