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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Texas couple sent to prison during 90’s ‘Satanic panic’ child abuse hysteria exonerated after 25 years

According to The Intercept, a Texas couple falsely convicted of sexual crimes against children during the early 90’s “Satanic panic” have finally been exonerated.

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Ozone Park woman flees with baby nephew in foster care battle: NYPD

The NYPD is searching for a 1-year-old boy who was in the temporary care of his aunt who was supposed to turn him over to foster care. Neither has been seen in nearly a week, police announced Thursday.

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Norway child abuse victims were let down by authorities: investigation

The head of a committee appointed by the Norwegian government agency to investigate historical child abuse cases says that victims of serious abuse were let down by welfare services.

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L.A. County foster care agency botched many more payments than initially reported

For months, Bea Watts waited as the Los Angeles County child protection agency failed to pay her more than $4,500 for taking care of two children in her foster care.

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Historic records highlight foster child suffered at the hands of carers

AS the ongoing Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry is demonstrating, there are many adults who claim to have been abused in residential care, and a growing number of church, charity and state institutions that admit such abuse took place.


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Fired Transylvania Child Protective Services supervisor demands job back despite county’s appeal to Supreme Court

A court case that has called into question the practices of the Child Protective Services unit of the Transylvania County Department of Social Services under its previous supervisor could be headed to a hearing at the North Carolina Supreme Court. However, her legal team has asked a lower court to force the county to reinstate her before the Supreme Court decides whether it will weigh in.

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Foster parent charged with assault

A Eutawville man went to jail for third-degree assault and battery after his 16-year-old foster daughter called the Department of Social Services to report that he had injured her.


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First Nations child welfare agency responds to concerns after death in Wapekeka First Nation

Tikinagan Child and Family Services is responding to concerns after a 12-year-old, who had been in the care of the First Nation child welfare agency, died by suicide last week in a remote community in northern Ontario.

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Failed adoption devastates family, questions process

A couple in Central has been trying for years to have a child. Their story does not have a good ending, but they've chosen to tell their story in the hopes that it doesn't happen to anyone else.

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Connecticut DCF’s new strategy: Treating children and families in their own homes

Last May, Samantha Collins’ drug use, legal problems and dealings with the state Department of Children and Families forced her to strike a bargain with the agency.

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Child abuse reports double since Northern Territory intervention

The Federal Government's controversial intervention in the Northern Territory has been exposed as a multimillion-dollar failure that only worsened the abuse of Indigenous children.


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‘Big increase’ in child emotional abuse reports in NI

Reports of children being emotionally abused have more than trebled in Northern Ireland in seven years, according to new figures released by the NSPCC.

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Abused children find Japan’s shelters provide little comfort

Every year, more than 20,000 abused, delinquent, developmentally challenged or otherwise troubled Japanese children needing emergency housing pass through a system of shelters.

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Aboriginal baby removed from family despite grandmother's plea to be carer, inquiry hears

An Aboriginal baby was taken from her family despite the family’s care arrangement being approved by welfare authorities, the girl’s grandmother has told the Northern Territory royal commission. The child’s mother later took her own life.


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Advocacy groups say child welfare agency's progress is slow

A progress report filed in federal court shows that Illinois' child welfare agency has slowly made "incremental" improvements, but concerns linger about the impact of the state's budget impasse and a "revolving door" of leadership.

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Abuse victim claims social worker is being ‘shielded’

A VICTIM of childhood sexual abuse has accused Scotland’s social services watchdog of shielding a social worker who left him in the care of violent and abusive carers.

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2 Georgia lawyers jailed when child custody hearing leads to fistfight

You’d think the only fight that would happen in a courtroom would be between an estranged husband and wife during a child custody hearing.

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27% of foster children placed out of council area

A quarter of children in care in Wales were placed in new homes outside of their county, new figures have shown.

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Questionable spending: Salary for ‘adoption czar’ doesn’t add up

There is no denying Kentucky needs to fix its foster care and adoption systems.

Gov. Matt Bevin, who has adopted four children with his wife in addition to having five of their own biological children, has worked tirelessly since he’s been in office on this issue. But, the issue is far from settled.

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28-year-old conned her way into foster care by saying she was a sexually abused teen

She made headlines for spinning a web of lies that convinced authorities she was a victim of sex trafficking, abuse, and torture.

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This woman stole children from the poor to give to the rich


Babies were snatched off the streets by strangers in passing cars. Or taken from day-care centers or church basements where they played. Or stolen from hospitals, right after birth, passed from doctor to nurse to a uniformed “social worker” — before vanishing in an instant.

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This woman stole children from the poor to give to the rich

Teen girl reported missing, endangered from group home

A 14-year-old girl has been reported missing from a Manatee Children’s Services group home and is considered endangered, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.


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Settlement To Stop Foster Kids Sleeping In Hotels And Offices Breaks Down

A settlement to stop Oregon’s foster kids from being temporarily housed in hotels and state offices has broken down.

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Startling find in Jacksonville's DCF child death investigations

Nearly half of the 227 cases of child deaths in Duval County investigated by the Florida Department of Children and Families between 2009 and 2016 involved families already known to DCF investigators, an I-TEAM analysis of data found.

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Protesters rally against Arizona Department of Child Safety removals

Two people were arrested Friday during a downtown Phoenix protest about the Arizona Department of Child Safety.


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