Every child has the right to grow up in a home where he or she feels safe and part of a loving and nurturing family. Unfortunately, there were more than 44,000 reports of child abuse and neglect in Pennsylvania in 2016 and more than 25,000 Pennsylvania children lived in foster care in 2017.
Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children is working to implement effective public policy changes that better protect children from abuse and neglect, improve the lives of children in foster care and help ensure a “forever family” for every child.
Child Welfare Policy Goals
- Take steps to align child welfare funding with desired child and family outcomes.
- Strengthen the response to reports of child abuse and neglect and the services and supports children and families receive to reduce instances of child maltreatment.
- Ensure that all children in foster care receive services and supports that increase their well-being while in placement and increase their chances of becoming part of a permanent family.
- Improve the education outcomes of children involved with the child welfare system.
Child Welfare Publications
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