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Sisters take legal action against Glasgow City Council after foster parent 'abuse'

THREE sisters are taking legal action against a council, claiming they were abused by their foster carers for nearly two decades.

The siblings say they were “beaten and abused” by John and Alma Cassidy in Glasgow during the 1990s and 2000s. According to a newspaper, Alma Cassidy is said to have physically attacked the girls by day, while her husband subjectedthem to sexual attacks at night.

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FOX 4 investigation finds systemic failures at Kansas DCF that allowed Adrian Jones’ torture to continue

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- After a lifetime of torture and abuse, seven-year-old Adrian Jones died in a shower stall where he was held prisoner, beaten and starved. His body was then fed to the family's pigs.

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Prison for Windsor Twp. foster father who molested boy



A Windsor Township pedophile who had a foster child placed with him by York County caseworkers despite his previous convictions must serve at least five years in prison for sexually assaulting the foster child.

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Foster Care Youths Leaving the System Before They Age Out, Study Finds

BETHESDA, Maryland — Youth in the foster care system are leaving before they age out of the system, a new report finds.

Forty states offer at least some form of support for youths until their 21st birthday, yet nearly three-quarters of social service officials told researchers that their wards were overwhelmingly leaving the system when they turned 18, Child Trends says in a new report. It doesn’t address the reason why.

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Kentucky still working out how to pay grandparents, others providing free foster care

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky's top social services official said Monday that the state is still working out how to pay some relatives, many of them grandparents, who have been providing free foster care to children removed from homes because of abuse or neglect.

But Adria Johnson, commissioner of the state Department for Community Based Services, said officials can't say when payments of around $25 a day might start for those who qualify under the court ruling.

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Major child protection non-compliance in Cork foster care services

An inspection by the Health Information and Quality Authority (Hiqa) has found major and recurring problems with the ability of Tusla foster services in Cork to properly protect children.

The inspection report by Hiqa was critical that the service area had no system in place to ensure children were not placed with foster carers who had open allegations made against them.

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Sherin's foster mom seeks bond reduction hearing: report

Houston, Nov 22 The Indian-American foster mother of Sherin Mathews who was found dead in a culvert in Dallas under suspicious circumstances, has requested a bond reduction hearing in her child endangerment case, according to a media report today.

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