State Child Protection. Legal news and articles for January 30 - 31, 2012

Child advocate urges strip search overhaulDistricts to have more child welfare officersUS Marshals arrest sex offender fugitive in Fairview TownshipOfsted plans new inspection system for child protection teamsChild-protection workers face reality of lethal family violenceScope of Indianapolis child sex trafficking elusiveAfter Shafia case, child-protection workers face reality of lethal family violenceChild protection services face unannounced inspectionsChild protection agency to cut jobs but put more investigators in the fieldChild protection services improving: reportGautier man pleads guilty to child abuseProtecting Our Children: Damned If They Do, Damned If They Don't, BBC Two, reviewRecords of abused children show no review of deathAnother council hit for repeated data protection breachesMichelle Obama, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis propose more job protection for ...

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Iowa child abuse, neglect cases in '11: 8 deaths, but many mysteries
DesMoinesRegister.comJanuary 1, 2012

“Confidentiality laws were designed to protect children. They don't,” said Petit, who founded the national advocacy group called Every Child Matters after previously working with the Child Welfare League of America. “They shield the public from ...more »

Drivers Beware New Traffic Laws Abound
Patch.comJanuary 2, 2012

That's why the main law says basically anyone under the age of eight needs to be in a car seat or a booster seat.” He added, the only exemption to that rule is if the child is 4'9". It is all about where the chlld receives most protection from where ...more »

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Child advocate urges strip search overhaul
ABC OnlineJanuary 31, 2012

She says it was a traumatic procedure and national law reform groups have pushed for an Australia-wide standard. "What I would want to see is children and young people protected in legislation and currently the legislation that we have does not protect...more »

Districts to have more child welfare officers
Times of IndiaJanuary 31, 2012

The police stations would be child-friendly in protecting the child and in deliverance of justice to juvenile delinquents under the provisions of Juvenile Justice Act, Amanullah added. The workshop was organized jointly by the state (home) police with ...more »

US Marshals arrest sex offender fugitive in Fairview Township
York Daily RecordJanuary 31, 2012

By TED CZECH York, PA - US Marshals arrested an Arkansas man today in Fairview Township for failing to register as a previously-convicted sex offender, according to a news release. Gregory Colt, 31, faces possible prosecution for violating the Adam ...more »

Ofsted plans new inspection system for child protection teams
The GuardianJanuary 31, 2012

A new inspection regime for child protection teams that will include inspectors talking directly to children and their families has been published by Ofsted. Under the framework, which will come into effect in May, inspectors will also shadow social ...more »

Child-protection workers face reality of lethal family violence
Globe and MailJanuary 31, 2012

As they soul-search over how they might have saved the doomed Shafia sisters, child-protection officials in Montreal admit they were ill-prepared to confront the new form of extremism that led to the murder of the three girls.more »

Scope of Indianapolis child sex trafficking elusive
Louisville Courier-JournalJanuary 31, 2012

The average age children are first used/manipulated into prostitution is 12 to 14 years old. Indiana Report Card: Protected Innocence Initiative by American Center for Law & Justice and Shared Hope International, Vancouver, Washington, 1-866-437-5433; ...more »

After Shafia case, child-protection workers face reality of lethal family violence
Globe and MailJanuary 31, 2012

As they soul-search over how they might have saved the doomed Shafia sisters, child-protection officials in Montreal admit they were ill-prepared to confront the new form of extremism that led to the murder of the three girls.more »

Child protection services face unannounced inspections
BBC NewsJanuary 31, 2012

By Judith Burns Education reporter, BBC News Inspections of child protection services in England are to be unannounced, more intensive and child-focused, the inspecting body, Ofsted has announced. Under the plans, inspectors will speak directly to ...more »

Child protection agency to cut jobs but put more investigators in the field
Palm Beach PostJanuary 30, 2012

By Ana M. Valdes The Florida Department of Children and Families will eliminate eight more administrative posts this year amid budget shortfalls but expects the cuts to free-up funds to place more employees in the field, according to DCF's annual ...more »

Child protection services improving: report
ABC OnlineJanuary 30, 2012

In the highly challenging area of child protection, the Territory has recorded the best response time for starting investigations, with more than 90 per cent underway within seven days. It shows there has been a drop in the number of instances where ...more »

Gautier man pleads guilty to child abuse
Mississippi Press (blog)January 30, 2012

I am so proud of law enforcement and the Child Protection Unit team's efforts to get truth and justice for this family." Judge Robert Krebs sentenced Le to 25 years in prison with 15 years to serve and the remainder suspended.more »

Protecting Our Children: Damned If They Do, Damned If They Don't, BBC Two, review
Telegraph.co.ukJanuary 30, 2012

Isabel Mohan reviews Damned If They Do, Damned If They Don't, the first episode of BBC Two documentary series Protecting Our Children, which follows child protection teams in Bristol. Mother Tiffany is one of the contributors in the BBC Two documentary ...more »

Records of abused children show no review of death
kypost.comJanuary 30, 2012

The state's child protection agency did not perform an internal review of a 21-month-old Nelson County child's death, despite having prior contact with the family. Cole Frazier was shot by his father in May 2009. State law requires the Cabinet for ...more »

Another council hit for repeated data protection breaches
UKauthorITy.comJanuary 30, 2012

A Scottish council is the latest authority to fall foul of data protection laws and be hit with a big fine. Midlothian council has to pay £140000 for releasing details of vulnerable children to the wrong people. The Information Commissionerís Office ...more »

Michelle Obama, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis propose more job protection for ...
Washington Post (blog)January 30, 2012

By Maggie Fazeli Fard First lady Michelle Obama joined Labor Secretary Hilda Solis Monday to propose an expansion to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) that would give more job protection to military caregivers. First lady Michelle Obama poses ...more »

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