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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Foster Care

There are well over 2,000 children in foster care in Idaho and according to State Rep. Christy Perry, “Foster children in Idaho have the worst outcomes of any child demographic in our state.”

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Social services' role questioned in wake of Goforth guilty verdict

REGINA – Supporters of the victim’s family in the Goforth murder trial reached a level of closure with the guilty verdict, but they don’t feel all the blame has been laid. 397 more words


Saskatchewan Children's Advocate says child program better, but still not enough oversight

While the province’s child watchdog applauds the Ministry of Social Services for improving a caregiver program that came under scrutiny during a recent child murder trial, he believes the ministry could go even further. 812 more words

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February: Write!

I managed all of 8 blog posts in 2015 — and most of those were before February 3, it turns out. Not a stellar year for my blog. 765 more words


Improved contact with children in PSI program since death

While too late for a four-year-old girl who was reduced to “skin and bones” and died while in a Regina couple’s care, the Ministry of Social Services says there are now more checks in the system. 846 more words

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I'm a Big Foster Sister

It’s not something I’ve mentioned on this blog before, but for the past four years I’ve not only been a big sister to my three younger brothers, but I’ve also been a big sister to ten foster brothers and sisters. 357 more words


Brian Newman - Kilmarnock

Brian Newman jailed for abusing boys at children’s home

June 2015

Brian Newman

Brian Newman abused six boys at the Ayrshire children’s home
A man who sexually abusing boys at a children’s home in Ayrshire has been jailed for 13 years. 371 more words

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