Tag: family minister

Children need policy makers who invest in foster care – Half of children in out-of-home care are in residential care

Policymakers had to invest more in foster care and accept it was the preferred out-of-home care for children who are taken away from their biological parents, social worker and lecturer Daniella Zerafa urged this week. “Children need policy makers who invest in attracting more foster careers, not hesitating to declare foster care as the preferred […]

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New child protection proposals ‘lack clarity’

The Child Protection Act is being amended under new Family Minister Michael Farrugia. Lack of consultation on the Child Protection Act limits the effectiveness of fresh proposals, which fail to understand the trauma of forced contact between parents and their children, according to experts. Former minister Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca had presented a draft of the […]

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