New child welfare report shows a rise in neglect and abuse across PA

The annual State of Child Welfare report was released on Wednesday, highlighting the number of gaps that exist in the child welfare system. The report shows reports of child abuse and neglect are going up. In 2022, there were 1,000 more child abuse or child protective services (CPS) compared to 2021. In 2022 there were […]

State of Child Welfare Report Shows Need for Child Welfare System Improvements for Children, Families and Foster Youth

Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children releases 14th annual child welfare report  HARRISBURG (January 17, 2024) – Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children today released its 14th annual State of Child Welfare report, highlighting several gaps in the child welfare system and recommendations on how it can be strengthened. The report features critical data on abuse and neglect, the […]

Teacher Shortages, Education Funding, and Foster Care

NEWSMAKERS – This week’s Pennsylvania Newsmakers features Kari King, President of the Pennsylvania Partnership for Children, for an update on the increase in child abuse reports and the increase in the rates of children and youth re-entering foster care.

State Of Child Welfare Report Highlights Stresses Placed on Pennsylvania’s Under-Resourced Child Welfare System

Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children released its 13th annual State of Child Welfare report, highlighting several gaps in the child welfare system as well as recommendations on how it can be strengthened. The report features critical data on abuse and neglect, the foster care system, removal reasons, congregate care reduction, transition age youth, and racial disparity […]

Pa. State-of-Child Welfare report on Smart Talk

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a great impact on everyone, but especially on vulnerable children. The Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children annual State of Child Welfare Report showed declines in the number of child abuse or neglect reports and children in the foster care system. However, the numbers are from 2020 during the height of the […]