If a school LOST 1 CHILD every week ... What would you do?
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WE NEED YOUR HELP! What would you do if a school LOST one CHILD every week?
Foster care LOSES 88 CHILDREN every week.
In 2017, the child welfare system has lost over 4600 children
Where are their faces? Where are their missing posters?
The majority of foster children that go missing from “care” are not reported; if they are reported no one is looking for them. On the occasions where a photo is made available they are often outdated.
We need to come together and make the foster care system accountable for ALL of the CHILDREN whose care they are entrusted with.
Please sign and share this petition to ensure the following changes to the foster care system are made in the United States and Canada!
1. Every child upon check-in to care will have a safety kit placed in their file that includes:
Photograph (Updated EVERY 6 months)
Fingerprints and Dental Records
2. Mandatory recorded video conferencing with a foster parent, foster child, and caseworker prior to check disbursement. This will make it easier for caseworkers to stay in touch with every child on their caseload, regardless of distance. This will also prevent foster parents from having the ability to cash in on a missing child. Also, this will prevent caseworkers from filing false reports indicating that they performed a home visit.
3. Release ALL details of missing foster children the public and to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children with the following:
Name of Child
Date of Birth
Date Last Seen
4. Demand a CURRENT headcount of every child currently in foster care utilizing the video conferencing system above.
Failure to make contact between the caseworker, foster child and foster parent must result in an IMMEDIATE home visit to verify the whereabouts and well being of the child.
5. IMMEDIATE REPORTING - treat ALL missing foster children as endangered by instituting an alert similar to an Amber Alert called a Stacy Alert, in remembrance to 15-year-old Stacy Duke who was an unreported missing/runaway foster child found strangled in a garage.
One in six endangered runaways reported to NCMEC in 2016 were likely sex trafficking victims.
86% of these likely sex trafficking victims were in the care of social services or foster care when they went missing.
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