- Cop finds nephew asleep in street, doesn’t call child welfare, Ozark police say
- THIS IS HOW WE DO IT–IN WISconSIN
- Audit shows CPS does well placing kids with relatives
- Teacher’s Child Abuse Case Delayed After Arsonist Blows Up Home Of Witness
- Woman arrested in child-custody case
- Couple behind Walmart lawsuit to speak out
- Delay puts stress on foster families
- Fremont man convicted of foster son’s murder
- New push to encourage parents to adopt black children
- Warning to parents in Victoria Australia!!!
- Moreno Valley woman to serve two life terms in abuse case
- Foster dad guilty in boy’s beating death
- Delays in children’s cases under attack
- Sentencing delayed for former CPS worker
- Ten Best Websites for Family Court Attorneys
- State To Shut Down Child Abuse Agency
- $77m for child protection: Brumby admits ‘failures’ in system
- Arizona parents sue over kids’ bath pictures
- New recommendations issued for flu-like symptoms in child-care settings
- DCSF: 5% rise in child protection plans from 2007-8
|Cop finds nephew asleep in street, doesn’t call child welfare, Ozark police say
Posted: 19 Sep 2009 04:54 AM PDT
An Ozark police sergeant has been demoted to corporal for failing to notify welfare authorities when his sister’s 2-year-old son was found asleep and dirty in an intersection.
Ozark Police Chief Tony Spivey said Jessie Kellum also was suspended without pay for five days for inappropriate handling of the child care case.
|THIS IS HOW WE DO IT–IN WISconSIN
Posted: 19 Sep 2009 04:52 AM PDT
Wisconsin, The “Dairy” State, The “Badger” State but most importantly a State of CONFUSION. Where child protection workers and/or “social” workers do not know how to draw the line in their “profession”. Where county employees are able to lie under oath, place children in abusers hands and play God.
|Audit shows CPS does well placing kids with relatives
Posted: 19 Sep 2009 04:29 AM PDT
An auditor general report said that CPS has done better than the national average placing children with relatives. But the report also said that CPS must be more consistent in guidelines on background checks of relatives, safety assessments of the potential home, and notifying relatives why they can’t care for the child if they were being considered.
Note: Don’t believe them!
|Teacher’s Child Abuse Case Delayed After Arsonist Blows Up Home Of Witness
Posted: 19 Sep 2009 04:25 AM PDT
The trial of an Atmore teacher and her husband has been postponed after the home of a key prosecution witness blew up in what officials say was a case of arson.
|Woman arrested in child-custody case
Posted: 19 Sep 2009 04:20 AM PDT
A Visalia woman was arrested on suspicion of child abduction Wednesday after running off with her two biological children four days earlier, the Tulare County District Attorney’s office reported.
|Couple behind Walmart lawsuit to speak out
Posted: 19 Sep 2009 04:17 AM PDT
A Peoria couple that temporarily lost physical custody of their kids for taking partially nude bath- and playtime photographs of the girls will speak out later today.
|Delay puts stress on foster families
Posted: 18 Sep 2009 07:59 PM PDT
Indiana has a new state-of-the-art system to pay its bills. Now, every state agency has software that is supposed to expedite payments and allow for better accounting. The state auditor launched the new system Wednesday.
But because of the conversion to the new system, some of this month’s payments are being issued later than usual.
Some foster parents are upset about the delay.
Note: I’ll bet. Most of them do it for the money. This has got to go right up their asses.
|Fremont man convicted of foster son’s murder
Posted: 18 Sep 2009 07:52 PM PDT
A Fremont man has been convicted of murdering his foster son.
|New push to encourage parents to adopt black children
Posted: 18 Sep 2009 07:49 PM PDT
Jordan Sarazin was in foster care just five months after she was born. But in 2006, everything changed. She was adopted by Magalie Jean-Gilles, who has spent nearly a decade caring for dozens of foster children.
|Warning to parents in Victoria Australia!!!
Posted: 18 Sep 2009 07:43 PM PDT
The Victorian Government has pledged $77 million to fix the state’s child protection crisis, hiring an extra 200 workers.
|Moreno Valley woman to serve two life terms in abuse case
Posted: 18 Sep 2009 07:40 PM PDT
Jessica Banks’ adopted daughters say they still have nightmares that if their former foster mother ever gets out of jail she will keep her promise to kill them.
Posted: 18 Sep 2009 07:35 PM PDT
A quick tip; if you ever ring up a fostering service to enquire about taking on a child for care, and you then say that you’d prefer a girl in her late teens, do NOT ask if she likes wearing miniskirts. It makes the staff very suspicious.
|Foster dad guilty in boy’s beating death
Posted: 18 Sep 2009 05:41 PM PDT
A Fremont foster father charged with fatally pummeling a 2-year-old boy because he was being defiant was found guilty Thursday of second-degree murder and assault on a child causing death.
|Delays in children’s cases under attack
Posted: 18 Sep 2009 05:38 PM PDT
A senior child care lawyer is the latest to speak out to attack delays in the family courts. Christina Blacklaws, senior partner of Blacklaws Davis and the child care representative on the Law Society Council, says the delays in the allocation of guardians to represent children by Cafcass (Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service) means a wait of four to six months in London. “That means the court has no independent advice from the guardian – an experienced social work expert – and the child has no-one independent with whom to speak about their wishes and feelings.”
|Sentencing delayed for former CPS worker
Posted: 18 Sep 2009 05:15 PM PDT
Sentencing of the Sutter County Child Protective Services employee convicted of forgery was delayed Friday because a visiting judge said it should be handled by the judge who heard the case.
Sarah Jane Powell, 35, is scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 25 by Sutter County Superior Judge H. Ted Hansen.
|Ten Best Websites for Family Court Attorneys
Posted: 18 Sep 2009 05:06 PM PDT
Today, I am speaking at “Hot Tips from the Coolest Domestic Law Practitioners” presented by the South Carolina Bar. This annual seminar features some of South Carolina ’s most experienced and talented Family Court trial attorneys and judges, and I am honored to be presenting the “10 Best Websites for Family Court Attorneys”:
Note: Lawyers are System Sucks. Learn to fight the beast yourself.
|State To Shut Down Child Abuse Agency
Posted: 18 Sep 2009 04:50 PM PDT
Indiana plans to shut down an agency that has worked directly with case workers on child abuse cases for the last 11 years.
|$77m for child protection: Brumby admits ‘failures’ in system
Posted: 18 Sep 2009 04:26 PM PDT
Victorian Premier John Brumby has admitted failures in the state’s child protection system as he announced funding for an extra 200 workers.
Note: More money is always the answer, isn’t it?
|Arizona parents sue over kids’ bath pictures
Posted: 18 Sep 2009 04:16 PM PDT
An Arizona couple accused of sexual abuse after trying to have bath-time photos of their children developed at Walmart are suing the state and the retail giant.
|New recommendations issued for flu-like symptoms in child-care settings
Posted: 18 Sep 2009 04:14 PM PDT
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has issued updated recommendations for handling influenza-like illness in child-care settings and early-childhood education programs that serve children under the age of 5.
|DCSF: 5% rise in child protection plans from 2007-8
Posted: 18 Sep 2009 04:12 PM PDT
The number of children subject to child protection plans rose by almost 5% from 2007-8, according to Department for Children, Schools and Families figures released today.
Note: And wasn’t there like a 30% increase in removals as well?