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Oklahoma has 7th worst child death rate

BY RANDY ELLIS Modified: October 21, 2009 at 10:19 am •  Published: October 21, 2009

“The official number of children killed from abuse or neglect nationwide in 2007 is 1,760,” the Every Child Matters Education Fund said in its report.

The group called on the federal government to increase financial support for child protective programs and the elimination of restrictive confidentiality laws that keep the public from knowing how the child protection system is failing families.

“Confidentiality laws have become a hindrance to a better public understanding of child abuse and neglect fatalities,” the report said.