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The Mainstream Media

I find it very interesting to see the way our media outlets portray stories on child abuse.

Particularly the way that we tend to see stories from around the globe as well as our own Australia, about child abuse or deaths.

What interests me is that when DoCS or the various agencies around the country make a mistake with someones child/children we never seem to see the same type of hype.

It is as though the only stories the mainstream media will cover are the stories where the parents have committed some form of assault.

The effect of this is that the community sees DoCS as the protectors

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Foster Father Abused Me!


I just wanted to say that the problems of the foster care system (corruption, incompetence, cover ups, etc) go far beyond QSLD or even Australia.

I stumbled across this site and I was raised in the foster care system in BC, Canada. I was abused in multiple homes, ignored by my social workers, and later had to endure a cover up when they withheld evidece from my case files (I obtained as an adult) so that I couldn't proceed with a lawsuit/investigation. All evidence of my claims/mistreatment/calls for help were taken from the file and all else was blacked out.

I recently discovered

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The UK’s biggest child abuse inquiry begins public hearings

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The UK’s biggest child abuse inquiry begins public hearings Northern Ireland's Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry has started hearing evidence

Northern Ireland's Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry has started hearing evidence

The UK’s biggest ever child abuse inquiry has begun holding public hearings in Northern Ireland.

The Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry is investigating allegations of child abuse in 13 Northern Irish care homes, orphanages and other residential institutions from 1922 to 1995.

The inquiry will also examine how 120 children from the relevant institutions were sent to Australia between 1947 and 1956.

More than 400 people have informed the inquiry that they were abused.

The public evidence hearings are

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Mennonite families being reunited with children taken by Manitoba Child Welfare System


At least two couples from an Old Order Mennonite community in Manitoba are being reunited with their children, months after all the community's children were seized amid child abuse allegations.

After RCMP charged a total of 13 adults from the conservative community with assault earlier this year, child welfare authorities apprehended about 40 children — including those whose parents were not charged with anything — with some taken in February and the rest in June.

  • Mennonite community regrets harshly disciplining children
  • Mennonite child abuse arrests have community reeling
  • Mennonite
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Tribal members protest foster care practices-Michigan

Saginaw Chippewas Tribe Member Christina Keshick stands outside of Tribal Operations at 7070 E. Broadway with her protest signs accusing non-native social workers of violating laws. “We don’t want to see history repeat itself and have our kids taken away and put into boarding schools,” says Keshick 


Members of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe staged a protest Wednesday to dispute the alleged actions of workers at Anishnaabeg Child and Family Services.

About 20 tribal members gathered outside Tribal Operations on Broadway Street, accusing non-native social workers of violating laws,

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Timeline-the Abuse & Murder of Peter Connelly-R.I.P little one

Written by David Batty  

Timeline: Baby P case

Baby P's abuse, contact with child protection and death, the trials of his mother and stepfather and the doctors and social workers involved in the case 


1 March: Baby P, Peter, is born.

17 July: His father leaves the family home in Haringey.

November/December: Unknown to professionals involved in the case, the mother's new boyfriend moves in to the home.

11 December: His mother and maternal grandmother are arrested after a GP spots Peter has a head injury and other bruises.

22 December: Peter is placed on the Haringey child

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Child abuse is child abuse, whether it’s in the womb or out of it

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Child abuse is child abuse, whether it’s in the womb or out of it

Alicia Beltran, 28, of Jackson, Wisc., went to a prenatal visit -- and ended up in handcuffs.

Shackled and pregnant: Wis. case challenges 'fetal protection' law

When Alicia Beltran was 12 weeks pregnant, she took herself to a health clinic about a mile from her home in Jackson, Wis., for a prenatal checkup. But what started as a routine visit ended with Beltran eventually handcuffed and shackled in government custody – and at the center of a first-of-its-kind federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a state’s fetal protection law.

On July 2, Beltran, 28, met with a physician’s

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Two child welfare workers lose jobs in toddler's death investigation

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Two child welfare workers lose jobs in toddler's death investigation

A child welfare case manager and supervisor were fired Thursday after a case they handled ended in the homicide of an east Lee County 3-year-old. This week, three of Michael McMullen’s caregivers were arrested on manslaughter charges.

Investigators say the boy spent four hours tightly wrapped in a blanket in a bizarre form of punishment.

Donella Trainor, Douglas Garrigus and Gale Watkins have all been charged with manslaughter in the death of three-year-old Michael Lee McMullen.

VIdeos: 911 call reporting 3-year-old Michael was unconscious | Three arrested in child's death

The Lutheran Services

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Milwaukee Fatal Care of Children


 The state-run Bureau of Milwaukee Child Welfare is responsible for the care and protection of thousands of abused and neglected children living in our community. Outrage over the Nov. 11, 2008 beating death of 13-month-old Christopher Thomas and the months of torture endured by his 2-year-old sister has become a catalyst for change. These are the stories of children and families who depend on the bureau for protection and of that bureau’s historic transformation.

Deadly mistakes doom children

Social service agency fails to heed warning signs

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United States - Foster mother pleads guilty to child abuse

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United States - Foster mother pleads guilty to child abuse

PHOENIX -- A former foster parent in Phoenix has pleaded guilty to two counts of child abuse.

Alma Holland, 56, and her husband were arrested in Oct. 2012.

Steven Holland, 53, is accused of sexual conduct with a minor, furnishing obscene material to a minor, child molestation, sexual abuse and unlawful videotaping.

Alma Holland was accused of failing to report the crimes.

Her sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 6.

In September 2011, a 4-year-old boy told his daycare that he was molested by his foster parent, Steven Holland.


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