Sunday 25 June 2017

Social workers to aid child probe

THE inquiry set up to investigate the deaths of almost 200 children in care has employed two social workers to help them cope with the workload.

The Independent Review into the Deaths of Children in Care has now received all the files into the deaths of vulnerable teenagers in care, and those in receipt of aftercare by the Health Services Executive (HSE).

Funds were made available to the review group to employ two social workers to help with their work.

The two experienced social workers will work full-time on a three-month contract to aid their investigation.

It's hoped that the review team will have completed its work by the end of the year or early next year.

Irish Independent

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