The Latest: 7 child welfare workers in Philadelphia fired in connection with 2 false reports about home visits, state officials say – Philadelphia InquirerKALEINAR.COM –

Seven child welfare workers in Philadelphia were fired inFebruary and March in connection with two false reports about home visits, according to state officials. Rachel Kostelac, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Human Services, said three were workers from Community Umbrella Agencies contracted by the city to handle cases, and four were with subcontracted foster care agencies. The report of the firings followed remarks on Friday by a state DHS official, who said that child welfare workers in Philadelphia had falsified reports in response to high case loads. 

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Raheemah Shamsid-Deen Hampton, Southeast regional director for the state DHS, made her remarks before a meeting of the Community Oversight Board, which oversees Philadelphia’s child welfare system. Asked to respond, Kostelac said the state asked DHS to review caseload information for the staff members who were fired and provide an assessment of the safety of any children and families assigned to them. 

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