Being nosy or helping out? How do we care for kids in our community?


The pregant mother of seven starving children living in a squalid overcrowded house in the northern suburbs of Adelaide has been charged with criminal neglect. This story is hot on the heels of the revelations of the 18 month old toddlers who were so badly neglected by their mother in Brisbane, that they starved to death. So what’s happening in these homes? Are these mothers just bad parents or are they mentally ill?

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