Foster Care


Foster Care

Foster care is the term used for a system in which a minor who has been made a ward is placed in the private home of a state certified caregiver referred to as a “foster parent”.  The state via the family court and child protection agency stand in loco parentis to the minor, making all legal decisions while the foster parent is responsible for the day to day care of said minor. The foster parent is remunerated by the state for their services.  Foster care is intended to be a short term situation until a permanent placement can be made:

  • Reunification with the biological parent(s)
  • When it is deemed in the child’s best interest. This is generally the first choice.
  • Preferably by a biological family member such as an aunt or grandparent.
  • If no biological family member is willing or able to adopt, the next preference is for the child to be adopted by the foster parents or by someone else involved in the child’s life (such as a teacher orcoach). This is to maintain continuity in the child’s life ~ Wikipedia
     

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Social workers’ training too focused on theory rather than working with children


An official government report has found training for social workers focuses
too much on human rights theory and not enough on actually protecting the
vulnerable in practice

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New social workers are not up to the job of protecting vulnerable children because training is too focused on human rights and theories of Aristotle rather than practical skills of working with young people, a government report has warned.

 

Sir Martin Narey, the government’s adviser on children’s social care, said a lot of social workers are not adequately trained to work with vulnerable children and are spending too much time in the classroom learning about ideology.

 

NOTE : The mention of Human Rights is a joke right? 

 

I quote, "I thought it was focused on making children sad and breaking up families to make money from foster caring and adoption."

 

We all are aware the above quote to be true.

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Rolf Harris charged with new indecent assaults | The Times


The charges relate to alleged indecent assaults against three children and four women over the age of 16 and largely took place in the 1970s

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The new charges relate to alleged indecent assaults against three children and three women over the age of 16.

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Follow updates from the Adam Johnson child sex trial


The former England winger, 28, has admitted grooming and sexual activity with a child but denies a further two charges at Bradford Crown Court

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Sacked Sunderland footballer Adam Johnsonwill begin his trial over child sex offences today.

The winger, 28, dismissed by the club last night, denies two charges of sexual activity with a girl aged under 16.

 

On Wednesday, Johnson pleaded guilty to one charge of grooming and another of sexual activity, namely kissing, the same girl.

A jury of six men and six women will return 

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Palestine and Israel Introduction — Global Issues


This part of the globalissues.org web site looks at the ensuing crisis between Palestine and Israel.

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Child abduction in Peru – but who are the kidnappers?


Footage has emerged of a British man attempting to return a child in Peru to her American father. Guillermo Galdos reports.

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The Ruling on Julian Assange Sheds Light on the Limitations of UN Human-Rights Powers


The Working Group on Arbitrary Detentions decided that Assange has been deprived of his rights under international humanitarian law. But Britain and Sweden rejected the decision and will ignore it.

 By Barbara Crossette

 

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The case of Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder who has been living in the Ecuadoran embassy in London for more than three years to avoid extradition to Sweden to face a sexual-assault investigation, should reopen debate on the often ineffectual human-rights machinery of the United Nations, which allows governments to ignore or defy nonbinding and unenforceable decisions.

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Judge arrested in hot car death of son


HOT SPRINGS, Ark. KATV – An arrest warrant was issued Thursday morning for Judge Wade Naramore in connection with the heat-related death of his toddler son, Thomas, who died after he was left in a vehicle in July 2015.KATV has confirmed Naramore turned him

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Naramore is scheduled to appear in court February 23. If convicted, he faces up to a year in prison and/or a $2,500 fine.

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Five held over child sexual exploitation probe in Bolton – BBC News


Five men are arrested in connection with a child sexual exploitation investigation relating to a Bolton-based funfair, police say.

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The five, aged 21 to 54 and from Wigan, Bolton and Salford, were arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity and human trafficking.

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British Government Admits It Doesn’t Really Care About Human Rights


British Government Admits It Doesn’t Really Care About Human Rights

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82-year-old woman finds her 96-year-old birth mother after searching for decades


Social welfare officials took the baby away because the mom, then 13, was herself a ward of the state.

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Eighty-two years after she was born to a teenage girl and put up for adoption, Betty Morrell finally has met her 96-year-old birth mother, thanks to the dogged persistence of her granddaughter during 20 years of searching.

 

And as a bonus, she has forged a close friendship with a sister she never knew she had.

 

"After my adoptive parents died, that’s when I started looking," Betty Morrell said Thursday by phone from her home in Spring Hill, Fla. "Being that it was a closed adoption, it’s like hitting a brick wall because you can’t get any information."

 

Morrell was born in 1933 in the central New York town of Utica to Lena Pierce, who named her Eva May. Social welfare officials took the baby away because Pierce, then 13, was herself a ward of the state. Eva May was adopted by a family on Long Island and grew up as Betty Morrell, an only child.

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