A deep-seated value of Western culture is that we need to protect children from abuse, and the public has overwhelmingly supported the use of tax dollars going to help the children who are being abused. But what happens when the very agency charged with protecting children is, in reality, leading to or ignoring the physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, and even deaths of the children in their care? Is anyone held accountable? Where do their victims turn when social workers assigned to protect them turn a deaf ear and a blind eye? Hundreds of parents who have spoken with Health Impact News about their child or children being taken from them have asked how they can lose their child though they have done nothing wrong, while at the same time the social workers routinely ignore the abuse of their children in foster care. See text of audit here. The audit, which covered and , found that there were many instances where children in state care, whether in foster homes or group homes or other facilities under DCF care, were abused physically or sexually, but DCF failed to report the incidents to the proper authorities. This new report raises serious questions on the motivations and ability of government agencies in general to protect children. Instead of kidnapping children for disagreements over medical treatment, these government child welfare agencies should focus on their core mission. The audit report in Massachusetts reveals that this statement is sometimes taken to the extreme with regards to even the most flawed of foster parents, while children can be removed from their parents for sometimes the slightest of imperfections by the real parents.
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Court changes rules for divorced parent who wants to leave N. The court ruled in the case that divorced parents who want to leave New Jersey against the other parent’s wishes must prove that the move is in the child’s best interests, keeping the focus on the child. Previously, the child’s interests were considered, but the focus was on whether the move would “cause harm” to the child, according to the ruling. Nunn, the attorney for the father who fought to keep his daughters from moving with his ex-wife to Utah, said the ruling will likely have far-reaching effects.
Under the old standard, Millner said, there was a presumption children were happiest when the custodial parents were the happiest.
We also examined whether the selected departments had assessed their internal controls for financial reporting and addressed gaps and weaknesses identified in order to work toward implementing the new policies.
I am also keenly aware of the responsibilities attached to the office and for the Constitutional obligations that come with it In this report I present the results of our work for the past year. It has seen us conduct the financial audit of the Public Accounts, compliance audits of Ministries, Departments and Agencies as well as schools and vocational institutions. I also report on the audits of Public Enterprises and Commissions. All of these are conducted in compliance with professional auditing and ethical standards generally recognized around the world.
Not included in this report are the results of performance audits conducted by my staff. This type of audit is concerned with evaluating the economy, efficiency and effectiveness of selected government services and programmes. My staff is completing a number of these on aspects of malaria management, delivery of potable water and fisheries, to name a few. I will be submitting Special Reports to Parliament on these matters before the end of the current year and in early I expect that performance audits will be an increasing part of our activities in future years as we build on the core team of specialists created for this valuable and useful area of professional audit practice in the public sector.
Universal Credit’s Multiple Failings Exposed In Financial Watchdog’s Damning Report UK
PwC has held the blue-chip account ever since BT was privatised 33 years ago. The last of the “Big Four” accountants, Deloitte, did not contest the contract because of potential conflict with lucrative technology consulting work it does for BT. The wrongdoing was instead uncovered by a whistleblower, with the full impact on BT’s finances only clear after the board called in forensic accountants from KPMG. They found that BT Italy had concocted inflated profits its over several years via corrupt arrangements with clients and financiers.
A simultaneous warning over slow sales in its international corporate and UK public sector businesses compounded the shock. BT sources said the board felt “very let down” by PwC over its failure to detect wrongdoing.
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As usual, if something seems to be too good to be true it is. Not only do you have to upgrade from a free membership to a costly one usually the premium one in order to read messages or see pictures, but they ask for your telephone number then charge you accordingly. I have a pay as you go mobile phone and they ate all my credit up in a few days! Aug 21, by Mike Kulka on Its gotta be a scam. You recive gifht and friend request.
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DCED administers the federal Weatherization Assistance Program WAP which helps low-income families reduce energy costs by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes. Results of the two audits are combined in a page report that includes one finding and three recommendations for LIHEAP along with three findings and 20 recommendations to improve the weatherization assistance program. Meanwhile, 11 additional agencies spent all of their funding. For example, DCED has no way to track the number of eligible applicants waiting for weatherization services or to know how long they have been on the list.
Without that information it is impossible to know if the system is working or if it is broken.
But long ago we actually discovered that we must not process specific aberrations, which takes us out of the field of mental healing.
In , 46 children died in Pennsylvania from abuse and neglect. An additional 79 nearly died of the same. Of those children, nearly half of their families were already in the child-welfare system. In Philadelphia, five children died and four nearly died who were active in the system. The report highlighted the difficulty of hiring qualified candidates, the ineffective training new hires receive and overbearing caseloads child welfare workers face, including far too much paperwork.
In Philadelphia, child abuse reports increased 17 percent from to The Auditor General report, available here , laid out 17 recommendations, which include: Providing more intensive and appropriate training — including self-defense training and mock court experience — to prepare caseworkers. DePasquale said he was appalled to learn that caseworkers, some who are removing children from homes in the middle of the night, are not typically trained to handle crisis situations, effectively interview hostile people or practice self-defense.
He noted police often respond in pairs to domestic calls.
Other politicians at the Zuma trough The report exposes the president as a “kept politician” – a financial freeloader who accepted money and favours on a routine and increasingly extravagant basis not only from his so-called financial adviser, Schabir Shaik, but also from other benefactors, including Nelson Mandela. Running to about pages, the “draft” report – although it is understood to be the final version – is based on tens of thousands of documents Scorpions investigators had seized from Shaik, Zuma and others.
The report contains dramatic new disclosures including:
He has a long involvement with the agency dating back more than 25 years.
Benjamin Silver The secondary market civil liability provisions of the Ontario Securities Act include among the class of potential defendants for misrepresentations contained in disclosure documents, experts whose report, statement or opinion is included in or summarized or quoted from in a disclosure document if the expert consented in writing to the use of the report, statement or opinion in the document.
Correspondingly, the OSA provides a defence from liability to an issuer and others involved with the publication of the continuous disclosure document with respect to any part of that document that includes such information provided by an expert where the issuer or other did not know and had no reasonable grounds to believe that there had been a misrepresentation in that part of the document made on the authority of the expert. Indeed, the report itself might have been construed as the written consent.
In fact, the CICA addressed this issue in a Risk Alert relating to AuG published in January , which noted that “whether or not the auditor receives a specific request to issue a separate formal written consent, the auditor may be found to have consented in writing by acknowledging, in any written communication with the issuer, that the audit report would be made available to the public.
An example of such a written communication may be a letter documenting the terms of engagement in which the auditor acknowledges that the audit report will be made available to the public. Also, such consent may be deemed to be provided as at the date the financial statements and audit report are released to the public. Consequently, the auditor may become subject to the secondary market civil liability provisions of the legislation as at the date the financial statements and audit report are released to the public, whether or not the auditor has previously issued the written consent contemplated by the Guideline.
AU The Auditor’s Consideration of an Entity’s Ability to Continue as a Going Concern
Main Points What we examined Financial control and risk management are central to managing any organization effectively. Reliable information is key to developing a complete and accurate picture of financial performance. For example, departments needed to complete their analysis of risk, including assessing their tolerance for risk.
If the auditor is a continuing auditor, the report has to be updated.
Description[ edit ] In the context of Dianetics or Scientology, auditing is an activity where an auditor, trained in the task of communication, listens and gives auditing commands to a subject, who is referred to as a “preclear”, or more often as a “pc”. While auditing sessions are confidential, the notes taken by the auditor during auditing sessions, which are kept in the “pc folder s “, are potentially subject to scrutiny by several staff members, especially if the preclear is later upset or having difficulty.
Preclears never see their own pc folders. Auditing involves the use of “processes,” which are sets of questions asked or directions given by an auditor. When the specific objective of any one process is achieved, the process is ended and another can then be started. Through auditing, the subjects are said to free themselves from barriers that inhibit their natural abilities.