7-Year-Old Girl Given Two STDs By Abusive Foster Parent 7-Year-Old Girl Given Two STDs By Abusive Foster Parent
A young girl in the U.K. contracted two sexually transmitted diseases after being molested by her foster parent. The 7-year-old girl, known as “Claire”... 7-Year-Old Girl Given Two STDs By Abusive Foster Parent

A young girl in the U.K. contracted two sexually transmitted diseases after being molested by her foster parent.

The 7-year-old girl, known as “Claire” in the official report, had previously been removed from her home after being sexually abused by a 32-year-old man who was associated with her brother, according to the Daily Mail.

Shortly after being delivered into the care of foster parents, the girl was subjected to more sexual abuse, contracting gonorrhea and Chlamydia as a result. The abuse was not discovered until over a year later.

An investigation conducted by Croydon Safeguarding Children Board (CSCB) in South London found that there was a lack of communication between social workers involved with Claire’s case.

The first error occurred when social workers reportedly failed to take the steps necessary to allow for Claire to remain in her grandmother’s care. She had been cared for by her grandmother immediately after being removed from her household following the initial abuse.

“This practice fell below expected standards and, had the correct level of support been provided, it may have been entirely possible that [the child] could have remained within the care of her extended family,” the review said, according to Community Care.

While social workers had no reason to believe that Claire’s foster father would sexually abuse her, certain details that may have disqualified him were missed due to “minimal” communication between the various people working on the case.

For instance, concerns about the fact that the man would be caring for Claire alone, as opposed to with his spouse, went unaddressed. Furthermore, evidence that the couple had a history of lying was not properly dealt with.

“The social worker and the supervising social worker worked in different teams; they had different roles and responsibilities; were managed by different line managers; and used different data recording systems,” the review said.

“Close working relationships between these social workers was therefore difficult to achieve and, [while] there were no structural barriers to achieving a close working relationship, the structures in place did not sufficiently facilitate this relationship,” it continued.

The chair of CSCB, Sarah Baker, said there were “lessons to be learned” from the incident:

THE REVIEW FOUND NO EVIDENCE THAT ANYTHING AT THE TIME COULD HAVE INDICATED THIS FOSTER CARER WAS LIKELY TO SEXUALLY ABUSE A CHILD IN HIS CARE. HOWEVER THERE ARE STILL LESSONS TO BE LEARNED AND ACTIONS WERE IMMEDIATELY TAKEN TO TIGHTEN UP A VARIETY OF PROCESSES. STAFF HAVE ALSO RECEIVED ADDITIONAL TRAINING AND GUIDANCE TO INCREASE THEIR AWARENESS AND UNDERSTANDING. I WILL ENSURE THE FINDINGS FROM THIS REVIEW ARE BUILT INTO OUR FUTURE ACTION PLAN.

Baker added that Claire is currently “doing well” under the care of new foster parents.

Sources: Daily Mail

Henry Okafor

  • Dominique

    2017-02-04 #1 Author

    Everyone does not deserve to be blessed with a child at all it’s sad to see these babies suffer due to selfishness 😔 deff praying for that baby ❤🙌🏽

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  • ANDREKA DAVIS

    2017-02-04 #2 Author

    This Here Is So Sad Poor Child But God Isn’t Sleep..

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  • Nene

    2017-02-04 #3 Author

    She shouldn’t have to go through this , poor child god don’t sleep

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  • Princess mom

    2017-02-04 #4 Author

    humans can be so ill at times. But god is at work at all times hopefully this little girl is placed in a new home with good people that actually want an child and will love you.

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  • Avah smith

    2017-02-04 #5 Author

    Omg this is so sad. Humans can be so ill at times. But god is always at work. Hopefully she is placed in a better home with love and care.

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  • tyri

    2017-02-04 #6 Author

    Shouldn’t no child have to go through that!! That’s really cruel and messed up. She’s only a little girl

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  • Lexus

    2017-02-04 #7 Author

    So Sad, Praying For Her🙏🏾

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  • Damola Emily

    2017-02-04 #8 Author

    This is really sad. Its cases like this that makes me think twice about kids getting adopted. I hope this little child gets justice. The perpetrators of this evil act must not go unpunished

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  • Amanda Montgomery

    2017-02-04 #9 Author

    God Bless this child . And pray she will be protected. So sad .

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  • Sauntresa

    2017-02-04 #10 Author

    This is sad. Some people take kids in for the wrong reasons

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  • Shontaja

    2017-02-04 #11 Author

    This is extremely sad smh

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  • La’Cynthia Young

    2017-02-04 #12 Author

    Lord bless her soul…everybody doesn’t deserve children ..baby girl GOD SIT HIGH BUT HE LOOKS LOW.! It’s so many evil people in this world i can’t stomach how people can harm innocent children..It sickens me.!! I pray that god wrap his loving arms around you as you grow through life with this hunting you.! Lord GOD BLESS YOU , HE WILL HANDLE THOSE THAT HARMED UP..😘😘

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  • Kimberly

    2017-02-04 #13 Author

    This is very sad and upsetting 😔😔😔

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  • Shamia

    2017-02-04 #14 Author

    Aww No Child deserve To go through that Prayers To her hope they found a safe for her to be be she will never be the same 😔

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  • spliff

    2017-02-04 #15 Author

    This is heartbreaking to me I was once a foster child and was molested too. Prayers for this little girl.

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  • Brittney alexs

    2017-02-04 #16 Author

    This is so sad, such an innocent baby 😔

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  • Chelsea Peters

    2017-02-04 #17 Author

    Smh they need to investigate these parents before sending these innocent children

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  • Cheyanne Graves

    2017-02-04 #18 Author

    Praying !!! God got his hands wrapped around her.

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  • Sara Harrison

    2017-02-04 #19 Author

    There are way to many kids being treated like this a taken advantage of by people put in charge to protect them . I pray for kids in these situations and hope that they’ll find a good home one day and not be scarred for life by these monsters

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  • Briah B

    2017-02-04 #20 Author

    This hurts my heart, my daughter is my life ! Im praying for her , no innocent child deserves this! ❗️💔

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  • Alexandra tannehill

    2017-02-04 #21 Author

    I feel like Dhr should make home visits every month for foster parents. That 7 year old girl did not deserve that i hope they find a better family for the baby.

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  • Nina Alstad

    2017-02-04 #22 Author

    This is so terrible. Praying for her!!!

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  • Shunacee Stewart

    2017-02-04 #23 Author

    Sooo sad, the foster parent needs to be thrown in jail for life smh. Prayers for the beautiful girl 💕

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  • Alhagi S Oliver

    2017-02-04 #24 Author

    What a sad and unfortunate event….. This is why social workers for foster children should monitor the children safety and wellbeing regularly.

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  • Kris

    2017-02-04 #25 Author

    Men who wants to be foster parents are red flags. Alot of men let their wives handle issues with their own daughter because their not comfortable. This baby would never be healed.

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  • Sable

    2017-02-05 #26 Author

    No child deserves to go through a situation like this. It’s soo many things happening to kids now and it’s terrifying to think about. That’s why I keep my daughter with me and there’s only a few people that I will let watch her.

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  • Shamone Lowery

    2017-02-05 #27 Author

    This is so sad, no child should go through any type of sexual abuse. This us going to damage this little girl life, because I know from personal experience but may God be with here & heal her to become stronger!!! 😘

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