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Rotherham Children's Services Director Testimony Called into Question

Joyce Thacker, former director of Children’s Services at Rotherham, has been asked to write to MPs with a "full explanation" for why she had omitted key information when giving evidence to the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee....Show More Summary

Rotherham Childcare Chief Quits Over Mass Sex Abuse Scandal

The head of children's services at Rotherham council has finally quit after weeks of pressure from politicians and members of the public following a report that detailed the abuse of over 1,400 children in the town over a 16-year period. Show More Summary

Rotherham's Embattled Head of Children's Services 'On Sick Leave'

Joyce Thacker, who is under pressure to resign as Rotherham's head of children's services over the child sex abuse scandal, is now off work on sick leave, the local council has confirmed. A spokesman for the authority said that the reason...Show More Summary

Tennessee Dept. of Children’s Services Commissioner Says Religion is the Only Foolproof Form of Rehabilitation

You may have heard about how 32 teenagers escaped from the Tennessee Department of Children's Services' Woodland Hills Youth Development Center last week. Most of them are back in custody, but the community wants answers. Why did itShow More Summary

32 Teens Break Out of Tenn. Detention Center

Thirty-two teens escaped from a Nashville youth detention center around 11pm last night, and 17 are still being sought, says a rep for Tennessee's Department of Children's Services. The teens—ages 14 to 19, according to the AP —apparently crawled under a fence in the facility's yard. Two of the...

Former Rotherham Children's Services Director Admits She Failed To Act, Keeps New Role

Yet another senior official who failed to protect 1,400 children in Rotherham from a predatory paedophile gang, has made a weak apology but refused to give up her new job. This time it was the turn of former director of Children's Services, Sonia Sharp, who is now working for the Victoria department of education, Australia. Show More Summary

Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Thursday 28 Aug 2014

ROTHERHAM ABUSE: PCC QUITS LABOUR ONLY Shaun Wright, the Police and Crime Commissioner for South Yorkshire who faced calls to resign because he was responsible for children’s services in Rotherham for part of the time when at least 1,400...Show More Summary

Family of boys pulled from Brooklyn blaze being probed

The Administration for Children’s Services has launched an investigation into the family of three children who were injured in a Brooklyn fire this week, a spokesman said Wednesday.

Balls Up

The BBC reports that the former head of children's services in Haringey Council, Sharon Shoesmith has been awarded £680,000 as a result of her unfair dismissal claim in which the Education Secretary at the time, Ed Balls, played a key...Show More Summary

Officials knew Noel Estevez was being bulled but failed to act: report

Education and Children’s Services officials failed to sound the alarm regarding the bullying of Noel Estevez that culminated in him stabbing his nemesis at I.S. 117 in the Bronx, a new investigation reveals.

Governor Deal To Reorganize DFACS

WSB’s Lori Geary tweeted and now the AJC is reporting that Governor Deal is reorganizing the Department of Family and Children’s Services, pulling DFACS out of the Department of Human Services and having the director report directly to the Governor.  Per the AJC report: It comes after the highly publicized deaths of two metro Atlanta […]

WANTED – Children’s books for 2-5 year olds

4 months agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

My daughter’s childcare centre is a not for profit centre (part of South side children’s services) – they are struggling with resources and have hardly any books! They’ve put out a call for more books. Does anyone out there have old childrens books that they’d be happy to part with? Any donations would be gratefully received. Rachel (If [...]

ACS getting new hires on Mayor de Blasio’s orders

In the wake of the tragic deaths of three small children, Mayor de Blasio has ordered the Administration for Children’s Services to beef up its operation — hiring 362 new staffers and slashing caseloads of key workers in half.

What we owe Juan

Four-year-old Juan Sanchez is the latest child to die right under the nose of the Administration for Children’s Services. He must be the last.

Bronx boy who ate rat poison lived in squalor, mom probed 6 times

The mother of the 4-year-old Bronx boy who is believed to have swallowed a fatal dose of rat poison was investigated by the Administration for Children’s Services 11 times since 2003 — six times since his birth in 2009.

Pelletiers look to lawmakers to free their daughter from children’s services

by Kirsten Andersen BOSTON, MA, April 11, 2014 ( – Now that a judge has granted Massachusetts social services permanent custody of 15-year-old Justina Pelletier, her parents are seeking help from elected officials to get their daughter back. Judge Joseph Johnston granted permanent custody of Pelletier…

Deal Names Members of Child Welfare Reform Council

Governor Nathan Deal yesterday named 20 people to the new Child Welfare Reform Council. For the remainder of the year, the panel will examine the Department of Family and Children’s Services and consider how the agency’s functions might be improved, especially as it relates to foster care. In naming the members, the Governor said, With […]

Churches Put Home for Abused Children in Financial Jeopardy Because It Merely Considered Hiring LGBT Employees

Churches in Kentucky will stop at nothing to prove just how powerful their homophobia can be. This time, they've taken $7,000,000 away from a children's services organization on the basis of a proposed pro-LGBT policy that never made it past the planning stages. Show More Summary

4Children response to Education Select Committee report on children in care

Responding to the Education Select Committee report released today on children in care, Anne Longfield OBE, Chief Executive of 4Children said: The UK spends around 60% of its children’s services budget, over £2bn each year, on the care system, with outcomes for many children in care still being very poor.  It is very worrying that […]

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