Child Welfare

Islamic schools in Pakistan plagued by child sex abuse, investigation finds

Kausar Parveen struggles through tears as she remembers the blood-soaked pants of her nine-year-old son, raped by a religious cleric. Each time she …

Pakistan

Fostered Children Discriminated Against By Unjust 15 Hours Free Childcare Policy

There are a number of issues that are currently affecting the fostering sector which, as a matter of justice, need to change. Dealing with them is, …

Parenting

What’s it like to be a former youth in care at UBC?

November 22 is Child Welfare Media Day. Journalists writing or producing for media outlets such as <i>Discourse Media, the Tyee</i>, <i>Cited</i> and <i>The Courier</i> are …

Education

Centre to make registration of adoption under Hindu law mandatory to check trafficking

<b>New Delhi:</b> Parents adopting a child under the Hindu Adoption and Maintenance Act (HAMA) could soon be required to mandatorily register the adoption …

India

Priest in court over assaults on teen boys

A former Catholic priest has been extradited from New Zealand to Sydney and charged with historic child sex offences.

New Zealand

Roy Moore's comms director quits amid candidate's child sex abuse allegations

Follow @maggieserota<p>Just weeks before the special election for Alabama’s open Senate seat, embattled GOP candidate Roy Moore’s communications …

Equality

Delaware Day Care Owner Charged With Child Abuse

MIDDLETOWN, Del. (AP) — Police say the owner of a Delaware in-home day care has been arrested and charged with abusing children.<p>New Castle County …

Crime

Oregon man accused of sexually abusing foster child

Authorities are looking for an Oregon man accused of sexually abusing a foster child previously in his care.<p>The Register-Guard reports 45-year-old …

Crime

The Adoption Tax Credit Is Flawed, And This Is Why

In D.C., lawmakers are patting themselves on the back, pointing to the last-minute save of the on-again, off-again adoption tax credit as if it …

Emotions

AL Local Police Chief Suspended Over 'Sarcasm' About Jones, Child Sex Abuse

A local Alabama police chief was suspended without pay after making remarks he later claimed were “sarcasm,” accusing Democratic Senate candidate …

Child Abuse

Social workers battling rising tide of referrals

© DC Thomson<p>Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p>A “significant increase” in child protection referrals in Angus will be investigated.<p>The rise in referrals …

DC Thomson

Concerns persist over Cork foster care services

A follow-up inspection by HIQA into the standard of foster care services in the Cork area has found that there remains serious concerns about the …

News (Ireland)

One of Us: A Searing Look at Sexual Abuse in the Jewish Community

The stories of Etty, Ari, and Luzer – former Hasidic Jews who struggle mightily with their decision to leave their community – as featured in the …

Religion

Jurists raise concerns over rising number of child sexual abuse cases in Turkey

Eleven bar associations in Turkey have raised concerns over the rising number of child sexual abuse cases, in a statement released to mark Universal …

Turkey

Jehovah’s Witnesses Owe $2 Million for Hiding Info on Child Sex Abuse

When it comes to covering up the sexual abuse of children, the Catholic Church is <i>not</i> the only religion in the game.<p>The Jehovah’s Witnesses have been …

Religion

Aleenah, 10, loves to draw and sing

<i>Sunday’s Child is a weekly column featuring a child currently in foster care awaiting adoption.</i><p>Aleenah is a healthy ten-year-old girl of Caucasian …

Boston

'Disturbing' child adoption ads removed following criticism from Indigenous people

'I was really upset, myself, of any pain those profiles caused any Indigenous people,' minister says<p>​The B.C. government has removed online child …

Indigenous Peoples

Far From The Tree

Being the middle child has its ups and downs.<p>But for Grace, an only child who was adopted at birth, discovering that she is a middle child is a …

For Kids

How the Foster Care System Fails So Many Kids—And How We Can Do Better

When it comes to life after foster care, there is typically not a lot of hope on the horizon, says Sixto Cancel, who has been in and out of the …

Foster Care

Nearly 3,000 'non-recent' child sex abuse cases reported in four years

The PSNI has recorded more than 2,700 cases of 'non-recent' sex offences against children over the past four years, according to child protection …

UK News

Ohio is only state where police are not required to report child abuse

article<p>http://www.ajc.com/news/national/ohio-only-state-where-police-are-not-required-report-child-abuse/61ftfl7jU8k1NdqKtIisCI/<p>Anyone who works with …

Child Abuse

US Troops Taught For Years Child Sex Abuse Is ‘Culturally Accepted’ In Afghanistan

U.S. troops deploying to Afghanistan were taught for years that child sex abuse is a “culturally accepted practice” in the country, and were provided …

explicit

Rhode Island principal charged with failing to report child abuse

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island elementary school principal has been charged with failing to report child abuse.<p>Warwick police said Wednesday …

Rhode Island

Jurors weigh whether John Allen should die for locking Ame Deal in box that killed her

CLOSE<p>Case of Phoenix girl who died in footlocker<p>Attorneys wrapped up their final arguments Wednesday in the penalty phase of the John Allen murder …

Crime

26 children get 'forever homes' on Montgomery County Adoption Day

- Twenty-six foster children have forever homes in time for the holidays, thanks to a Montgomery County Adoption Day ceremony on Wednesday.<p>The …

Child Protection

Innu Nation 'disappointed and embarrassed' Ottawa won't participate in foster care inquiry

Grand Chief Gregory Rich says federal government needs to be a part of planned review<p>The Grand Chief of the Innu Nation in Labrador says he's …

Canada

Shanghai women's group blamed for laxity in child abuse case

Four people were arrested for their alleged involvement in child abuse at a Shanghai day-care center, and the city's Women's Federation was blamed …

News (China)

Foster kids are at risk of dropping out of school, but a new Dallas ISD pilot aims for diplomas and more

Foster kids in Dallas ISD will be getting extra help navigating high school and beyond, thanks to a nearly half-million-dollar grant from the Texas …

Education

NT youth justice overhaul would be cheaper in the long-run, commissioners say

The Northern Territory Government would save hundreds of millions of dollars by implementing the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Youth …

Northern Territory

How to Support Foster Children

As a social worker, we spend a good deal of time looking at systems, and systems work means we can’t only focus on what’s “wrong” with the individual …

Social Work