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Should the state be held responsible ?

Anonymous
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When a child is placed in state custody/ foster care, should the state be responsible if they placed a child in a abusive situation? I'm not talking financially I'm talking in some way responsible. This system is set up to protect children so I believe they should be held to a higher standard. Do you agree ?
Posted by Anonymous on Sep. 7, 2013 at 8:14 AM
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thefiregoddess
by MotherDucker on Sep. 7, 2013 at 8:15 AM
Yes.
sugareemommee
by Ruby Member on Sep. 7, 2013 at 8:16 AM
They should absolutely be held responsible.
thenameshailie
by Emerald Member on Sep. 7, 2013 at 8:16 AM

I agree

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Sep. 7, 2013 at 8:17 AM
Yes
TiffanyRose06
by Queso<3 on Sep. 7, 2013 at 8:17 AM
Yes
graciesnycmama
by Platinum Member on Sep. 7, 2013 at 8:18 AM
Hmmm, that can be such a gray area...
Have there been sufficient trips to the home?
Have any and all complaints been investigated?
Has there been evidence of abuse?

I think as you do, but proof that the state is at fault must be shown.
PinkOwlStuffy
by on Sep. 7, 2013 at 8:23 AM

I agree wholeheartedly! It is so sad to see something happen to a child in state custody, only to be placed in another (often more) abusive situation. I feel that these types of situations can and should be prevented, whether through more astringent application processes, closer inspections and follow ups, or whatever. I think that if the state is going to step in and take a child into state custody, then they absolutely need to step up and be held accountable when/if something happens to that child.

davnrori
by Platinum Member on Sep. 7, 2013 at 8:28 AM

 Yes, I do. But in what way could they be held responsible other than financially? Ultimately, we, as the public, are responsible for the choices our government makes. We may not be in charge of hiring/firing social workers but we vote in the people who are in 'charge'. We have to change the attitude that our civic responsibility is discharged when we go down to the voting booth and pick a name that sounds the best, rather than doing research on each candidate and getting involved in the voting process. Until that happens, our state/federal gov't WILL continue to represent the majority of the American population, fat, lazy, and ineffective.

tarakay0417
by on Sep. 7, 2013 at 8:30 AM
Yep.
abifasc
by Silver Member on Sep. 7, 2013 at 8:34 AM
Yes
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