NONI Carter sat in East Maitland Supreme Court for many days over the past month and cried for a little girl she never knew. "I was there for the child, and on many occasions I was the only one there," said Carter, of Thornton, about the seven-year-old, whose death by starvation at Hawks Nest in November 2007 shocked a nation and led to murder and manslaughter convictions against her parents this week.
Like many, Carter felt the child was a silent victim in this deep tragedy. Even the judge, Supreme Court Justice Robert Allan Hulme, felt moved to restore her dignity by going against NSW legal convention and allowing the child some manner of identification, ruling on Wednesday that the media could identify her in reports on the case by her middle name, Ebony.
Other than the Jack Sullivan case back in 2008, Bradyn Dillon and Jakob Oakey’s stories are the only deaths Canberrans and Australians are aware of (and we continue to look for other kids’ stories for answers on why they are dying). Like Jakob, Jack’s death would not have made the ACT Child Death Review reports. due to him have being 18 at the time he died despite the horrific failings of Canberra’s CYPS in his case. Where are the other AT LEAST 21 children who have died since 2012 and how many more have died in 2017/18? Canberra has given our people no confidence, transparency or oversight to prevent our children being abused, neglected and dying when the government has been overseeing them.
In September 2016, ABC brought the presentation Behind Closed Doors of the deaths and (just some of) the failures in Bradyn’s and Jakob’s cases. Of course since the airing of BCDs much, much more information has come out on both Jakob’s and Bradyn’s deaths and the depth of the failures in these two cases continue to build up due to the negligence and detrimental decision making of the Child and Young People Services (CYPS) in Canberra.
Since Behind Closed Doors aired the figures of Canberra children known to CYPS has risen by at least 8 (which of course does not include neglected and abused ca…re leavers – such as Jakob – who died as a result of their time in care). The figures known at the time BCD aired stood at 13 (more girls than boys) plus Jakob and Bradyn. A new review is now out. The figures as of November 2016 (over a year ago) now stand at AT LEAST 21 due to the writing of the reports some deaths are not shown. For example, Bradyn died in 2016 yet there is no record of a child death at all known to CYPS for that year. If there is less than a certain number (4 or 5 deaths) in a year, then NO death is noted (as I understand it). This is why there are AT LEAST 21 (but we know at least 22 including Bradyn) who died who were known to CYPS.
Latest reports published by the NSW government are deliberately misleading the amount of children who die under their watch. First Pru Goward blended the deaths of children in foster care with those who were “known to the system”. Now any child placed on a Guardianship Order is not even “classified” as being in out of home care, meaning those statistics have been removed/hidden also
It seems our government will stop at nothing to keep those shiny dollars coming in for the golden stakeholders, whom thrive exponentially whilst obliterating families.
Do the claims of good intentions really outweigh the bodies of the children dying in Ontario's child protection system every year?
Do you trust a corporate agency that refuses to register with the College of Social Work, that refuses to cooperate with Ombudsman and the Privacy Commissioner unless the law in Ontario specifically says they have to?
How did 92 children in care die between 2008/2012 according to the Ontario PDRC report? The PDRC say it's a complete mystery and no further investigation is required. Between 2008/2012 natural causes was listed as the least likely way for a child in care to die at 7% of the total deaths reviewed while "undetermined cause" was listed as the leading cause of death of children in Ontario's child protection system at 43% of the total deaths reviewed.
This could be ur daughter or sister dead. I can’t explain everything here it’s too long. DCP took my grandkids who were being cared for to end up being abused with burn marks.
DCP put my 25yr old daughter Carly in a back shed on September 19 2018 (last year), ending her life to save her children by what they done to her & the assault on my 4yr old Granddaughter by foster carers - who were cleared. Most foster carers are cleared of abuse and or murder.
Burn marks on 3yr old little CJ that were ignored, we don’t know what other abuse has happened, total EVIL power driven controlling bullying women & men against defenceless broken mothers ... the gutless cowards.
If it can get to the High Court in front of a jury, i’m positive they will convict them.
Illegal removal of children
assault by foster carers
failing to protect the children when the first burn mark was noticed (jail sentence in NSW & Tas) leading to
the assault of 4yr old Shakyah
misconduct DCP officers and ultimately causing
the death of a broken mother, Carly (my daughter).
Written by Karen Kleiss - Edmonton Journal & Darcy Henton - Calgary Herald
In 2009, the Edmonton Journal asked the government of Alberta how many children had died in its care that year. The government couldn’t provide a number, nor could it answer other questions about foster care deaths. It was not new; reporters had been having trouble getting this information for years. So, the Journal put in a request to see all internal government reports related to the deaths of children in care from 1999 to 2009. The government declined, citing privacy issues. But in June 2013, after a four-year legal battle, Alberta’s access to information commission forced the government to release information on each child that had died in its care between 1999 and 2013.
Written by Aram Roston & Jeremy Singer-Vine - Buzzfeed News
Two years after a BuzzFeed News investigation, the Senate introduces the Child Welfare and Accountability Act to track foster care contractors.
Two-year-old Alexandria Hill was murdered by a foster mother recruited and trained by the US's largest for-profit foster care company, The Mentor Network.
At least 86 children died in a 10-year period while in the custody of a giant for-profit foster care company, according to an investigation by the US Senate Committee on Finance. In only 13 of those deaths did the company, The Mentor Network, conduct an internal investigation, the committee found.
The Senate probe started in part because of a series by BuzzFeed News that profiled problems at the company, which was the largest for-profit foster care provider in the country. In one case a 2-year-old girl who was placed at a home run by Mentor was murdered by her foster mother. In another case, a series of boys were sexually abused by a Mentor foster father, whom Mentor paid as a foster parent for years despite a series of red flags. He had requested that he be sent boys who were “male, white, any age.”
A WOMAN caring for a 20-month-old foster baby has been sensationally charged with his murder in the latest case to rock the embattled child protection system. The 40-year-old carer, who cannot be named under NSW law, was arrested yesterday over the suspicious death of the toddler in 2015. The fatality occurred in a small rural town 100km northwest of Dubbo. A police statement confirming the woman was “charged with murder and refused bail” comes after The Daily Telegraph made multiple inquiries. The newspaper had discovered the Aboriginal child had a broken femur and multiple bruises on his face at the time of his death. His biological mother said she was “desperate for answers” and had been “left in the dark” by the government and the foster care provider — Uniting.
“We don’t know anything,” she said. “We haven’t been told anything.
“We didn’t even get to see him until three weeks after he died.” The mother said she was the victim of an abusive partner and reached out for temporary help until she could provide a safe home for her son. Two months later he was dead.
The Alberta government has dramatically under-reported the number of child welfare deaths over the past decade, undermining public accountability and thwarting efforts at prevention and reform. A six-month Edmonton Journal-Calgary Herald investigation found 145 foster children have died since 1999, nearly triple the 56 deaths revealed in government annual reports over the same period.
This section is dedicated to the mothers who lost their lives because of the torture to themselves and their children at the hands of the state child protection authorities.
Mothers in every state in Australia have been unnecessarily lost dir to there being no rules or laws that child protection are forced to abide by.
Innocent children are being drugged, raped and murdered under the care of the state, whilst child protection workets turn a blind eye - because it doesn’t suit their agenda or the “perfect” family they created to make up for their own mesed up childhoods.
How many more mothers have to die at the hands of child protection before the government acknowledges what is happening.