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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Don't Stab The Social Worker - Baby LK Report For November 23rd 2014




Saturday, November 22, 2014

FL child welfare agency hired investigator who was forced to resign amid sex and bribery allegations

FL child welfare agency hired investigator who was forced to resign amid sex and bribery allegations

When Florida’s Department of Children and Families hired Karlos Barnes to handle child abuse investigations in 2013, the agency thought it was getting an experienced investigator who had left his job at the Division of Alcoholic Beverage and Tobacco after a successful run.

Mother cleared of poisoning daughter after taking her to Belgium for treatment says case should be landmark ruling for parents who want to seek help outside of the NHS

Mother cleared of poisoning daughter after taking her to Belgium for treatment says case should be landmark ruling for parents who want to seek help outside of the NHS

A mother cleared of poisoning her daughter with a cocktail of drugs says her case should be used as a landmark ruling for parents who seek alternatives to the NHS.

Will poison control call CPS on me?

Will poison control call CPS on me?

I called poison control. She said he should be fine. But she asked for my address, will she call CPS? I'm worried.

Children Strip-Searched At New Philadelphia Family Courthouse

Children Strip-Searched At New Philadelphia Family Courthouse

Multiple sources involved in cases in Philadelphia Family Court say sheriff’s deputies improperly strip-searched juveniles in both criminal and DHS custody cases who were appearing at the court for hearings earlier this week.

JUVENILES AT PHILADELPHIA FAMILY COURT NO LONGER SUBJECT TO STRIP SEARCHES

Central Minnesota counties bear financial weight of child care due to declining foster homes

Central Minnesota counties bear financial weight of child care due to declining foster homes

A declining number of licensed foster homes in the St. Cloud area is costing nearby counties more money when they're forced to seek more expensive care for children, according to officials.

Note: Of course the thought of not snatching so many kids never crosses their minds.

Report released in death of Tulsa foster child

Report released in death of Tulsa foster child

A 3-year-old foster child who died of suspected child abuse in August was not removed from the home of his foster parents after a DHS worker smelled marijuana during a visit, according to a report released Friday.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Man pleads guilty in foster daughter's death

Man pleads guilty in foster daughter's death

A 37-year-old man pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the shaken baby death of his infant foster daughter and other child abuse charges on Wednesday.

Phoenix man gets prison in foster kids abuse case

Phoenix man gets prison in foster kids abuse case

A Phoenix man accused of abusing foster children has been sentenced to an aggravated term of 15 years in prison.

Jersey foster child 'abused by carers', inquiry hears

Jersey foster child 'abused by carers', inquiry hears

A woman was "sexually abused every night" by her foster father, the Jersey care inquiry has heard.


Failures in foster care for children are rife: report

Failures in foster care for children are rife: report

INSPECTORS who investigated the care of children in foster families found one child who had not been visited by social workers in over four years, according to a new report.

Social Service is Stealing Children and Abusing Them



In this video Luke Rudkowski travels to the U.K to learn about a horrible situation with social services taking away children from parents. The parents in this case are Bhupeshkumar Navinchandra Patel and they explain in detail what they had to go through.

Instead of Foster Care, Kids Safely Staying with Family


Pennsylvania court data shows that children, who have been put in the child welfare system, are safely remaining with family members or at home, instead of being placed in foster care.  

Review: Vermont DCF Did Not Protect Children

Review: Vermont DCF Did Not Protect Children

A citizen's board asked to investigate the state's handling of the cases of two toddlers who died after being in state custody says Vermont's social welfare system didn't adequately protect them.

The Official Inspiration for Legally Kidnapped is now on Twitter

The Official Inspiration for Legally Kidnapped is now on Twitter

https://twitter.com/MaineDHHS

With a new spokesperson https://twitter.com/DSorensenME (the mouth of PR)

I have reached out to him but I doubt he'll respond.  I'll keep you updated, but don't be disappointed. They don't care that my step son was molested while in their foster care system all those years ago.

They're not interested in learning the truth about how DHHS destroys families in Maine.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Growing number of parents flee to Ireland over forced adoption fears

Growing number of parents flee to Ireland over forced adoption fears

Growing numbers of fearful parents are finding sanctuary in rural Ireland, on the run from social services in England and Wales where their children are being threatened with forced adoption.

Parents should have legal aid to fight care proceedings, says Bar Council

Parents should have legal aid to fight care proceedings, says Bar Council

Parents facing the prospect of having their children taken away from them should have legal aid to fight their case, the Bar Council has said.

Child-Abuse Investigator Sues Texas Agency

Child-Abuse Investigator Sues Texas Agency

A state investigator was fired after exposing shoddy and nonexistent investigations of Texas children who died under the supervision of Child Protective Services, he claims in court.

2 Winnipeg families fear for daughters' safety in child welfare system

2 Winnipeg families fear for daughters' safety in child welfare system

Two Winnipeg families who turned to Manitoba's child welfare system for help with their teenage daughters now fear for the girls' safety in care.

In the case of one 15-year-old girl, she has been in Child and Family Services (CFS) care since the weekend, but her parents say she has already broken curfew and has not attended school.

Unsubstantiated CPS Reports of Abuse Result in Loss of Custody

Unsubstantiated CPS Reports of Abuse Result in Loss of Custody

Family lawyers are seeing a lot of custody cases these days in which allegations of abuse result in an investigation by Child Protection Services (CPS) workers. When a parent reports alleged abuse to CPS, that agency must investigate. If the allegations are found to be untrue, there can be a significant negative impact when the trial court makes decisions about child custody and parenting time. In a recent Michigan case, the father was awarded sole custody and that mother was awarded two hours of supervised parenting time per week until further order of the court.


UN Refugee Agency calls on States to end the immigration detention of children on the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

UN Refugee Agency calls on States to end the immigration detention of children on the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

It's 25 years since the international community adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), a major treaty setting out the rights of all children. With its 194 accessions, the CRC is the most widely ratified human rights treaty of all time. Among its provisions, Article 22 requires States to provide special protection for refugee children. Yet thousands of children are being detained by immigration authorities worldwide, with damaging effects on their health and wellbeing. UNHCR calls for an end to this harmful practice and for an ethic of care, not enforcement, to guide all interactions with asylum-seeking and refugee children.

Alberta NDP leader slams Tories’ publication ban rules


In a searing minority report, NDP Leader Rachel Notley said a Tory-dominated committee flouted 12 expert opinions and ignored opposition pleas to reconsider new rules governing publication bans for children who die in provincial care.

Foster parents lose license following baby death

Foster parents lose license following baby death

The foster care license for a Bemidji couple has been revoked following the death of an infant.



‘Kids for Cash’ film screened at United Nations

‘Kids for Cash’ film screened at United Nations

Victims of the Luzerne County judicial scandal were on hand as the documentary “Kids for Cash” was screened today at the United Nations in New York.


DCS acknowledges failure to comply with state law but won’t fix it


The Indiana Department of Child Services is violating state law in 18 of its 19 regions, but DCS officials said they have no immediate plans to rectify the situation.


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