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Couple fosters 213 children and wants more

on Sat, 03/09/2013 - 00:57
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Couple fosters 213 children and wants more

"Heather O'Malley and her husband, Neville, who live in Mallanganee, in the northern rivers district of NSW, began fostering children in 1978.

"I used to work at the Deaf and Blind centre at North Rocks in Sydney and in the holiday break, some children would go home, but others would just be pushed from one institution to another," Mrs O'Malley said.

"I began taking them on holidays with me."

Another factor that drove the couple to make the decision to open their home to hundreds of children was when Ms O'Malley found out she was unable to have any more children – she had one daughter.

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Too many kids in foster care: Tim Carmody

on Fri, 03/08/2013 - 03:21

Tim Carmody says that either parenting has deteriorated greatly in the past ten years or there's something wrong with the system. Gosh who would have thought it?

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KIDS in foster care have hit an all-time high, after a 20 per cent surge in cases.

A top child protection investigator yesterday accused social workers of "over reacting" to some reports of abuse, comparing the kids in care to the "stolen generation".

The federal government will reveal today that 12,240 children were put into foster care during 2011/12, resulting in a record 39,621 foster children.

More than 100

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Child Protection Inquiry chief says officers are 'over-reacting'

on Fri, 03/08/2013 - 00:29

 

 

SOME children would be better off in an inadequate or even risky home where they were loved rather than being sent to foster care, according to the man behind Queensland's child protection inquiry.

Commissioner Tim Carmody is set to recommend every one of the state's 8000 children in care be individually checked to see if they can return to their families.

He accused some child protection officers of "over-reacting" by taking children away from dysfunctional parents, instead of giving families the help they need.

"There

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Authorities Have "Lost" Children in Care

on Fri, 03/08/2013 - 00:22
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Authorities losing track of children in care

A performance audit has found ACT child protection authorities do not know the whereabouts of some of the children in their care.

A report released today by the ACT Auditor-General shows in November 2012 there were 573 children and young people in the care of authorities.

But the Community Services Directorate could not say where all of the children were, even during school hours, because information on the database had not been updated.

The report also found some children in foster care may never be visited by staff.

The audit shows the

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God will not stand for...

on Mon, 03/04/2013 - 19:49
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"God will not stand for what is happening to our children, and our families. His heart beats for these children. He will lift up the downtrodden. What is happening in America regarding Child Protective Services is a criminal, political phenomenon. And it must be brought to an end." ~Senator Nancy Schaefer

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Sorry, yeah yeah

on Mon, 03/04/2013 - 04:27
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What's today's apology? Sorry to the people who have to keep listening to sorry, with the government all the while self-perpetuating the reasons for tomorrow's sorry?

Sorry seems to be the hardest word, the song said... now sorry seems to be the mis-used word....

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Sorry, yeah yeah

on Mon, 03/04/2013 - 04:24
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What's today's apology? Sorry to the people who have to keep listening to sorry, with the government all the while self-perpetuating the reasons for tomorrow's sorry?

Sorry seems to be the hardest word, the song said... now sorry seems to be the mis-used word....

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PARENTS NOT TOLD OF RIGHTS TO LAWYER

on Sun, 02/03/2013 - 11:19

I'm rehashing an old article for its relevance and because of TWO points it makes- the first was the doctors expertise that Docs staff have stolen, and the second is that:

PARENTS ARE NOT BEING INFORMED OF THEIR STATUTORY RIGHTS TO A LAWYER:

"The department was accused of failing to instruct child safety officers to tell parents of their right to contact solicitors before their child is removed.

It came after Child Safety Services acting regional director Nicola Jeffers told the inquiry it was often difficult for the department to contact the parents.

"Sometimes we are not able to, sometimes

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DOCS MAKING MEDICAL ASSESSMENTS &DECISIONS

on Sun, 02/03/2013 - 11:11

Although this article has been published before on the site, its still highly relevant. A doctor has admonished AGAINST docs making medical decisions, of which they're guilty of in a high number of cases, including those with autistic children, whose calmative meds are often prohibited. Not fair to parents or kids, as these people are  NOT DOCTORS or SHRINKS, even though frustratingly they have more power and "authority" to veto or sanction medical professionals with up to 12 years university training (DOCS officers do TAFE courses) as they "see fit". WHY?

Child reports have risen

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On your birthday, Michael...

on Wed, 01/09/2013 - 12:14

You've achieved so much and have come so far. You're making inroads into the peaceful protests and you will become a parents advocate and support person for stressed families. Just wait a bit - it'll happen. Justice will be yours soon. The bad systems will crumble and you'll be part of the process. Stay strong and stay true to the cause. We love you.

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