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Family sues after child allegedly dies in foster care

on Mon, 05/05/2014 - 08:55
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Family sues after child allegedly dies in foster care

GRETNA – The family of a boy who allegedly died while in foster care is suing.

Patrick Simmons Sr. and Crystal Simmons, individually and on behalf of their deceased minor child Eli Simmons, Southeast Louisiana Legal Services/Children’s Legal Services Project, Patrick Simmons Jr. and Ania Simmons filed suit against The State of Louisiana, Department of Children and Family Services, The Department of Social Services Office of Community Services, Dr. Frank Minyard and his successor Dr.

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Ireland - Failings of foster system in spotlight

on Sun, 06/16/2013 - 11:09
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Ireland - Failings of foster system in spotlight

 

The Government is making a mockery of post-Ryan Report child protection vows by failing to address serious funding and staffing problems in the foster care services.

Empowering People in Care (Epic) director and former social worker Jennifer Gargan made the claim after a series of damning findings were revealed in new inspection reports.

Documents drawn up by Hiqa show vulnerable children are being put at potential risk due to consistent under-funding and under-staffing of the sector.

The reports focus on the Dún Laoghaire and the Waterford/Wexford areas and warn:

- Just one in three in

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Agency Accused Of Failing Foster Kids

on Wed, 07/18/2012 - 12:49
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     A new report accuses Mississippi’s department of human services of failing to do its job of protecting children.

     The cases involve kids placed in foster care who may be abused.

     According to the recently released findings, DHS is not complying with guidelines to quickly respond to reports and problems of abuse in cases involving children in foster care.

     A federally appointed court monitor released the findings. Their job is to oversee the guidelines laid out from a settlement reached in a class action lawsuit filed against DHS in 2004.

     The