The myths and fears stopping Australians from becoming foster carers

The myths and fears stopping Australians from becoming foster carers

Posted May 19, 2018 07:45:50 Photo: After having one biological son Jenny and Daniel Norris fostered three siblings. (Supplied) Related Story: Should more foster carers have the chance to adopt? There’s an urgent need for foster carers in Australia. In NSW alone 660 foster carers are being sought this year, …

Foster kids placed with ‘cruel’ carer despite 10 investigations into her suitability, report reveals

Foster kids placed with ‘cruel’ carer despite 10 investigations into her suitability, report reveals

Updated May 11, 2018 07:02:39 Photo: Foster children told child protection workers the carer was “cruel” (ABC News) Related Story: Alleged rape of toddler in Tennant Creek ‘not foreseeable’, Territory Families says Related Story: Toddler at centre of rape allegation was at ‘foreseeable risk’ of harm, report finds A Territory …

Tasmanian child protection whistleblowers detail claims of abuse in foster care

Tasmanian child protection whistleblowers detail claims of abuse in foster care

Posted May 10, 2018 19:46:45 Whistleblowers have detailed allegations of child abuse in foster care, saying the Tasmanian Government is so desperate to house vulnerable children they are being sent to abusive out-of-home care environments. The ABC has changed the name of the two child protection workers to protect their …

Accused killer shot wife Novy Chardon in back of the head, ‘prison informant’ Peter Foster tells court

Accused killer shot wife Novy Chardon in back of the head, ‘prison informant’ Peter Foster tells court

Updated May 10, 2018 13:19:07 An accused murderer told his cellmate that he shot his wife in the back of the head using a handgun with a silencer, saying there would not be forensic evidence because he was wearing protective overalls, a court has heard. John Chardon is facing a …

Conman Peter Foster testifies at John Chardon murder committal hearing

Conman Peter Foster testifies at John Chardon murder committal hearing

Posted May 09, 2018 13:33:01 Photo: Novy Chardon was last seen on February 6, 2013. (Supplied: Queensland Police Service) Related Story: Husband charged with Novy Chardon’s murder Convicted fraudster Peter Foster has claimed he acted as a police informant to gather information from Gold Coast man John Chardon about the …

NT foster carer alleges child protection department refused 4yo psychological care

NT foster carer alleges child protection department refused 4yo psychological care

Updated April 06, 2018 08:30:06 Photo: Priscilla Lavery could not get permission for the four-year-old to be psychologically assessed (Supplied) A former foster carer has accused the Northern Territory’s child protection department of putting the cost of services above child welfare, and then bullying her when she complained. Key Points …