State Child Protection. Legal news and articles for September 19 - 30, 2015

Has Child Protective Services Gone Too Far?Philippine Children Risk Lives Mining Gold, Rights Group SaysSchool Districts Change Policy for Reporting Child AbuseChild Right Protection - We Need Proper Enforcement of Laws - GroupChild Right Protection: We need proper enforcement of laws – GroupNGOs to come on board under child-protection planAfter 'Baby Bella,' Bartholet indicts systemic failures to protect at-risk ...Pro-lifers introducing plethora of protective laws in CongressWhen is a Life Worth Protecting?Court: Sex offenders have 1st Amendment right to photograph childrenPortman supports Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection ActDemocrats Defeat Pro-Life Senate Bill Banning Late-Term Abortions After 20 WeeksGovernor proposes plan to improve child protective servicesAngels of Love among sponsors of child abuse training conferenceCOPPA, Meet DOPPA – AG Action Leads To New Child-Protection Data Privacy Laws

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Lack of Protection Laws Leads More Men to Suicides: Maneka Gandhi
The New Indian ExpressSeptember 16, 2015

CHANDIGARH: Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi might hold that the role of men in gender sensitisation is critical since "all the violence is male-generated", but an NGO working for safeguarding the interest of men has ...more »

Reporting child abuse must be made mandatory under the law
South China Morning Post (subscription)September 11, 2015

The terrible physical abuse of a seven-year-old girl, apparently at the hands of her family, makes plain that the safeguards Hong Kong has in place are not enough. A teacher noticed bruises and that the child was underweight, but did nothing; the girl ...more »

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Has Child Protective Services Gone Too Far?
The Nation.September 30, 2015

“Certainly, prior to this, I don't think most white people knew very much about the child-welfare system, or were afraid that someone was going to knock on their door and say, 'Let me see your kids,'” says Dorothy Roberts, a University of Pennsylvania ...more »

Philippine Children Risk Lives Mining Gold, Rights Group Says
BloombergSeptember 30, 2015

“We are working with congress and other stakeholders to explore measures to enhance and expand the current child-protection laws and regulations,” Communications Secretary Sonny Coloma said in an e-mail. He called on the mining industry to “work with ...more »

School Districts Change Policy for Reporting Child Abuse
My Champlain Valley FOX44 & ABC22September 30, 2015

Vermont's Child Protection law creates tougher rules on reporting child abuse, and broadens definitions of who needs to report these instances. For school districts, it means adjusting internal policies to match the law. An important change is the ...more »

Child Right Protection - We Need Proper Enforcement of Laws - Group
AllAfrica.comSeptember 29, 2015

Abuja — The Love to the World Initiative has advocated for strong laws and enforcement as one of tools to curb violence against women and children in the society. The Chief Executive Officer of the group, Mrs Josephine Anumbor also stressed the need ...more »

Child Right Protection: We need proper enforcement of laws – Group
VanguardSeptember 28, 2015

The Chief Executive Officer of the group, Mrs Josephine Anumbor also stressed the need for intensive education on the gravity of the violence, which includes; Rape, Child marriage, battering, child labour, to address the trend that is now becoming a ...more »

NGOs to come on board under child-protection plan
Chandigarh TribuneSeptember 25, 2015

Expanding their programme to not just rescue and rehabilitate, but also educate and empower children through legal service, the District Child Protection Cell (DPCU)is planning to channelise all possible resources into implementing the child-protection...more »

After 'Baby Bella,' Bartholet indicts systemic failures to protect at-risk ...
Harvard Law School NewsSeptember 24, 2015

A nationally renowned child welfare advocate, Bartholet is the founding Faculty Director of Harvard Law School's Child Advocacy Program. Several recent news stories and interviews elucidate her views on child protection issues and her recommendations ...more »

Pro-lifers introducing plethora of protective laws in Congress
National Right to Life NewsSeptember 23, 2015

Take yesterday. After debating the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act on Monday, on Tuesday a majority of the Senate voted to advance the bill but not with the 60votes required. However, thanks to what's taken place, particularly over the last ...more »

When is a Life Worth Protecting?
American Center for Law and JusticeSeptember 22, 2015

Legislation in Congress intended to protect vulnerable babies should be embraced and approved widely by members of both political parties. Sadly, that's not the case, with pro-abortion politics in play. One bill – the Pain-Capable Unborn Child...more »

Court: Sex offenders have 1st Amendment right to photograph children
Milwaukee Journal SentinelSeptember 22, 2015

A Wisconsin law prohibiting registered sex offenders from photographing children in public violates their right to free speech, the Court of Appeals held Tuesday. The decision by the Wausau-based District 3 court reversed the conviction of a 44-year ...more »

Portman supports Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act
The Highland County PressSeptember 22, 2015

“With all of the innovative medical treatments now available, more Americans are realizing that we are talking about children that deserve protection and overwhelmingly believe that we need a law like this. These measures will protect unborn babies and ...more »

Democrats Defeat Pro-Life Senate Bill Banning Late-Term Abortions After 20 Weeks
LifeNews.comSeptember 22, 2015

The Senate voted today to stop the Democrats' filibuster of the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, legislation that would ban abortions after 20 weeks — as neither Congress nor state legislatures can vote to ban all abortions under Roe v. Wade.more »

Governor proposes plan to improve child protective services
NBC MontanaSeptember 21, 2015

Montana law prohibits releasing the names and further information on children that die from abuse and neglect. This violated federal statutes on a $120,000 grant given each year to CPS. Efforts to change the law in the 2015 legislature failed, and the ...more »

Angels of Love among sponsors of child abuse training conference
MonitorSeptember 20, 2015

The purpose of this two-day conference is to provide training to those who work with children or in the child abuse arena including: attorneys, social workers, law enforcement, child protective services investigators, nurses, educators, children's ...more »

COPPA, Meet DOPPA – AG Action Leads To New Child-Protection Data Privacy Laws
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)September 19, 2015

This August, Delaware Governor Jack Markell signed into law four online privacy bills drafted by the Attorney General, the most substantial of which is the Delaware Online Privacy and Protection Act. DOPPA goes further than its federal cousin, the ...more »

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