Tag: Michael Farrugia

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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Foster Care Association in the dark about amendment to child protection bill

Family Minister Michael Farrugia recently came under attack for his address about foster carers and for his decision to drastically amend the long-awaited Child Out-of-Home-Care Protection Bill. The National Foster Care Association Malta (NFCAM) was in agreement with the drafted bill back when President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca was responsible for the ministry for family and social solidarity. […]

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Fostering: Changes will cast abused children ‘adrift in system’

Fears that proposed amendments to Bill will remove permanent fostering With the Child Protection Bill still to be debated in Parliament, foster carers are anxious about proposals to remove permanent fostering, which they say can give children more stability. Foster carers are worried that proposed changes to a Bill to protect children will remove permanent […]

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