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Tasmanian Ombudsman - Investigation into a complaint about Child and Family Services

on Sun, 09/01/2013 - 14:54
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Tasmanian Ombudsman - Investigation into a complaint about Child and Family Services

Investigation into a complaint about the conduct of kinship assessments (and related matters) by Child and Family Services

A copy of the report can be found here.

After the report was finalised, the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services provided additional information on the implementation of the recommendations contained within the report.

Recommendation One:

  • All southern region staff were provided with formal training on the importance of family connections and the guidelines that are in place on this matter.
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Using Facebook to connect foster care children with relatives - Nebraska

on Fri, 01/25/2013 - 14:18
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Using Facebook to connect foster care children with relatives
Facebook has opened up a new world of experiments for the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.

The state is using the social networking site as a tool in finding the relatives of children in foster care.

News 5's Dara Newson shows us how it's had an impact on lives.

"When it's your own relatives the chances that you say I'm sorry can't do this anymore seem to go down," said Debi Schriner.

Foster children are often moved from one unfamiliar home to another.

"Often times if they have to go into stranger care they get moved into a different community," Schriner explained.

Schriner is the