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Former Tulsa Foster Parents Arrested After Kids Found In Filthy Home

on Sun, 10/27/2013 - 00:45
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Former Tulsa Foster Parents Arrested After Kids Found In Filthy Home

Tulsa Police arrested two former foster parents Monday for child neglect, after finding their house infested with roaches, bed bugs and lice, for the second time.

They took their four foster children away in July and took three other children away Monday.

Tulsa Police said it's not the first time Robert McElvain, 35, and Felecia Polk, 25, had children living in filth.

TPD's Child Crisis Unit searched the house in the 6200 block of North Main Street Monday and found it was infested with bugs.

With the couple in handcuffs, police took pictures of the trashed out house, with roaches climbing the

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Ishtar Is Easter

on Sun, 03/31/2013 - 10:26
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This is a little something for our friends at LukesArmy Tamworth Branch. 

Maitland Branch

Newcastle Branch

Cessnock Branch

Oh and to the detective Jason at Newcastle Police Station... Happy Easter my daughter sends you her best, she is much better now thank you. 

Oh and while I am at it Happy Easter Commander Holohan and to your loyal dogs of war. 

Why stop there Happy Easter Coffs Harbour DoCS, Grafton DoCS, Blacktown DoCS, and the now non existant Seven Hills DoCS, sorry did i say DoCS I meant Seven Hills FaCS. Amazing what 20 years can do.

Now who have I forgotten? Hmmm,,,

Oh the

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Baby left in car, just a tired mum?

on Mon, 03/25/2013 - 15:09

 

SOME things just never cease to amaze me, and when I see these things, I always come back to well how come I am not allowed to know my daughter?

It is just the way my mind works I guess but I wonder if others who have lost their children think this way too? Avoiding the section in Big W or Target where all the babies stuff is and the childrens clothes. Unable to smile at a child (well that part is changing a lot now, I am making eye contact and offering a smile when a child or baby looks at me or tries to interact, but it has been a hard thing to bring back to my nature).

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Research report into child neglect NSW Australia

on Tue, 07/17/2012 - 11:27
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Child neglect
Executive summary
This literature review of neglect has been undertaken to assist in refining definitions, examining risk factors, investigating developmental consequences, guiding management of cases, informing policy and identifying service strategies.
Definitions
There is a lack of consistency in how ‘neglect’ is defined.
Several definitions of neglect have been proposed. Most commonly they emphasise that a child’s basic developmental needs have not been met by acts of omission by those responsible for that child.

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UK Child Abuse Laws Out of Date

on Wed, 04/25/2012 - 18:48
The law on child abuse is failing to protect children suffering neglect and emotional trauma and needs updating, according to a newly published report.

The research, supported by the Labour Party, claims the law on child neglect is outdated and confusing to parents.

The charity Action for Children, which commissioned the report, said neglect is the most prevalent form of child abuse in the UK.

Experts warned the 80-year-old child cruelty law fails to cover all forms of neglect, including emotional abuse, which can cause long-term mental scarring.

The report says authorities should