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Help us to help young people in Brixham, says charity

A YOUTH charity in Brixham is appealing for people with experience in social housing and fundraising to come and join its board of trustees.

The Youth Enquiry Service, which was founded in 1994 and operates out of a former church in Bolton Street, helps young people with free advice.

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Judges call for adoption overhaul

THE nation’s adoption laws make it too hard for many of the tens of thousands of children in care to find a permanent new home, Australia’s chief family law judges say. 50 more words

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Rotherham child abuse: Victorian education official says she is sorry

The director of children’s services in the English town of Rotherham for three of the 16 years during which 1,400 children were sexually exploited, and who now works as deputy secretary of Victoria’s education department, said she “can’t not” take responsibility for what happened. 66 more words


Pediatric Nurse Charged with Molesting Newborn in His Foster Care

SAN DIEGO – The San Diego County Child Welfare Services was stunned after hearing about the pediatric nurse accused of molesting a 2-month-old baby, who was placed in his foster care. 49 more words

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LGBTQ Kids More Likely to Be Mistreated in Foster Care, Wind Up Homeless

Giovanni Fernandez was three years old when he entered the Los Angeles County foster care system. His mother tried to drown him before he was even a toddler. 82 more words

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Thinking of dumping your baby? Foster Care official highlights adoption process

The dumping of a newborn baby boy in a river at Ravine Chabot, Castries has resulted in widespread criticism, a hot topic of discussion, and most importantly, a genuine concern for citizens island-wide. 72 more words

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Medical regulators to investigate risky psych drug prescribing to California foster youth

With pressure on California’s foster care system to curb the rampant use of powerful psych meds on children, concern is mounting about the doctors behind the questionable prescribing. 108 more words

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