Child Protection Report
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OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) - A published report says child protection
workers statewide have made numerous mistakes that have led to
children being hurt and even killed.
A review of state records by Gannett Wisconsin Media found
counties failed to meet state child welfare standards in one-third
of the most serious cases of abuse and neglect in Wisconsin in 2010
The Oshkosh Northwestern says (http://oshko.sh/J2O06N ) reports
from the Department of Children and Families show that the state
determined that counties failed to meet standards in 46 of the 129
incidents involving abuse or neglect that were characterized as
"egregious" from February 2010, when the reports became
mandatory, through 2011.
And of those 46 cases, 29 involved guardians who had been
reported to authorities at least once before a child was hurt or