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Government Investigation

Punishment for Lacks in Foster-Homes Suggested

Published torsdag 14 januari 2010 kl 18.56
Maria Larsson

The Swedish government announced on Thursday it will appoint a state investigator to survey how children who were abused in foster-homes can be compensated for their sufferings. During a press conference in Stockholm, Minister for Elderly Care and Public Health Maria Larsson told reporters that this survey will start right away despite the fact that the abuses in Swedish foster-homes are not mapped out entirely yet.

Larsson said she made that decision after receiving the first part of a survey carried out by investigator Göran Johansson. Johansson’s survey shows that many children and youngsters have been exposed to maltreatment in Swedish foster-homes during the previous century. His comes to the conclusion that public servants and municipalities should be punished if they fail to avoid maltreatment in foster-homes.

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