Tuesday 17 January 2017

Without reform vulnerable children will remain at risk

Published 24/07/2010 | 05:00

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.

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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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