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 […]

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 […]

Lancaster County child abuse, neglect reports down but confirmed cases up

Child abuse and neglect cases declined 28% in Lancaster County in 2020, but the number of substantiated cases reached the highest level in five years, according to a new Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children report. In 2020, 14.1% of the cases investigated were substantiated in Lancaster County. In 2019, the substantiation rate was 9.2%. “You had […]

Report paints uncertain picture of Pa. child welfare system in pandemic | Wednesday Morning Coffee

A new report paints an uncertain picture for children, families and Pennsylvania’s child welfare system amid the COVID-19 pandemic, finding declines in child protective service reports and the number of children served in the state’s foster care system. The report makes a number of recommendations to policymakers across a wide variety of program areas. But […]