Saturday 22 July 2017

Without reform vulnerable children will remain at risk

AS State pathologist Dr Margaret Bolster outlined the causes of the death of teenager Christopher O'Driscoll in May 2009, members of his social care team wept.

How could they not, when they heard that the troubled teen (17), distraught after the death of his sister from an overdose the previous year, was found dead in a rubbish-strewn squat whilst clutching a pair of rosary beads?

Covered in scars and weighing just 8st 5lbs, it took several days to discover his lifeless body after a vigilant home help noticed a body lying in the front room of a derelict house.

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