State Child Protection. Legal news and articles for April 27 - 29, 2017

Hundreds of paedophiles are using sport clubs to prey on kids with at least one report EVERY DAY8 new Indiana laws to help the vulnerableWhen Science & Morality Agree – 20 Week Abortion BansUNICEF welcomes Indonesian Women's Ulema recommendation to avoid child marriageA closeted childhood: The long-lasting impact of Riley's Child Protection Program on one child abuse victimLaw Enforcement Blotter: Thursday, April 27Center for Child Protection Hosts NFL Alumni Golf Classic Fundraiser in LakewayTake that, Washington! Texas looks to nullify federal laws12-Year-Old Pushes Lawmakers To Pass Legal Protections For Foster Care ChildrenChildren's Advocacy CenterLaw Enforcement Blotter: Wednesday, April 26Sex with coach 'should have been illegal' - BBC NewsLiberia: Single Father Collects, Sells Empty Water Bottle to Educate ChildrenReport: DCYF still faces massive case backlog, staffing problemsSingle Father Collects, Sells Empty Water Bottle To Educate Children

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Protecting our children: Sandusky case changed everything
SharonheraldApril 8, 2017

Sandusky's arrest and revelations about the cover-up at Penn State prior to his arrest spurred the state to create a task force to examine whether Pennsylvania's child protection laws needed to beefed up. The group's work led to changes requiring ...more »

Union sues, claims Ramsey County has a 'broken child protection system'
TwinCities.com-Pioneer PressApril 10, 2017

“We are so short-staffed that we can't respond to reports of child abuse in the time required by law,” Munt said on behalf of child protection workers. “Our caseloads are so heavy that we live in constant fear that a child will slip through our safety ...more »

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Hundreds of paedophiles are using sport clubs to prey on kids with at least one report EVERY DAY
Mirror.co.ukApril 29, 2017

Under child protection laws every council must have a designated officer to co-ordinate the response to fears that an adult working with children may have caused harm. All allegations that come to the attention of an employer or made directly to the ...more »

8 new Indiana laws to help the vulnerable
Indianapolis StarApril 28, 2017

Indiana lawmakers passed a series of bills this spring designed to protect children, boost employment and services for people with disabilities and increase eligibility for food assistance. Here are eight such bills signed into law by Gov. Eric Holcomb: 1.more »

When Science & Morality Agree – 20 Week Abortion Bans
American Center for Law and JusticeApril 28, 2017

Over the last several years, many state legislatures around the nation have taken important steps towards upholding their mandates to protect the most vulnerable of their citizenry. Sixteen states have passed laws that ban abortions at the point at ...more »

UNICEF welcomes Indonesian Women's Ulema recommendation to avoid child marriage
UNICEF (press release)April 28, 2017

“This is a landmark moment in the efforts to end child marriage in Indonesia, where on average more than 3,500 girls are married every day,” said UNICEF Indonesia Representative Gunilla Olsson. “Girls who marry below the age of 18 face severe risks to ...more »

A closeted childhood: The long-lasting impact of Riley's Child Protection Program on one child abuse victim
The Statehouse FileApril 28, 2017

Hibbard's Riley Hospital Child Protection Program has a few core duties, including evaluating children suspected to be victims of abuse or neglect, providing crisis counseling for families, giving expert testimony in court, teaching professional ...more »

Law Enforcement Blotter: Thursday, April 27
Alexandria Echo PressApril 28, 2017

Burglary, comp stating there is a tan car tucked behind the Hatchery and people are loading a trunk full of items from an abandoned house back there, person one and two arrested for third degree burglary, person two also charged with fifth degree ...more »

Center for Child Protection Hosts NFL Alumni Golf Classic Fundraiser in Lakeway
Spectrum NewsApril 28, 2017

To do this, the group says it works with the Travis County Child Protection Team, which consists of local law enforcement jurisdictions, Travis Co District Attorney's Office, Dell Children's Medical Center and Child Protective Services. When an outcry ...more »

Take that, Washington! Texas looks to nullify federal laws
KEYE TVApril 28, 2017

Sandy Levinson, a University of Texas professor specializing in constitutional law, said that while states have the right to refuse to cooperate with the federal government by reserving resources, the only way they can contest the constitutionality of ...more »

12-Year-Old Pushes Lawmakers To Pass Legal Protections For Foster Care Children
CBS Minnesota / WCCOApril 27, 2017

After she moved in with her grandparents, she contacted a legislative Child Protection Task Force and got the attention of State Representative Ron Kresha, a Republican lawmaker from Little Falls who sits on the Task Force. McKenna watched from a ...more »

Children's Advocacy Center
Northside SunApril 27, 2017

Mississippi Law Section 43-21-105 of the Mississippi Code of 1972 states: “Any attorney, physician, dentist, intern, resident, nurse, psychologist, social worker, family protection worker, family protection specialist, child caregiver, minister, law ...more »

Law Enforcement Blotter: Wednesday, April 26
Alexandria Echo PressApril 27, 2017

Child protection issue, Pope County Human Services asking to speak with deputy to give verbal report on a child, Glenwood. Suspicious person, male in white two-door car came onto their property and told them to get in their house, their address was ...more »

Sex with coach 'should have been illegal' - BBC News
BBC NewsApril 27, 2017

A woman who had a sexual relationship with her coach backs a campaign to criminalise sex between sports coaches and under 18s.more »

Liberia: Single Father Collects, Sells Empty Water Bottle to Educate Children
AllAfrica.comApril 27, 2017

Liberia has a long history of implementing child protection laws, which require parents to send their children to school, says Rudolph Gongar a 25-year teaching veteran who is now retired at one point, he says, parents who did not send their children ...more »

Report: DCYF still faces massive case backlog, staffing problems
Concord MonitorApril 27, 2017

The state's child protection agency is making slow progress hiring more staff and has yet to begin an initiative announced weeks ago to shrink the backlog of open abuse and neglect investigations, according to a new agency report. The Division for ...more »

Single Father Collects, Sells Empty Water Bottle To Educate Children
Front Page AfricaApril 27, 2017

Liberia has a long history of implementing child protection laws, which require parents to send their children to school, says Rudolph Gongar a 25-year teaching veteran who is now retired at one point, he says, parents who did not send their children ...more »

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