If we are truly serious about the welfare of children we must provide proper funding
Published 17/07/2014 | 02:30
SINCE 1993 more than 560 recommendations have been made by various child abuse inquiry reports conducted in Ireland.
Over that period we have had a number of significant pieces of legislation, the establishment of a specific government department to deal with children's affairs, three major structural changes in the statutory child protection system and the introduction of numerous policies – including a new model of service delivery.
It could reasonably be expected that the events highlighted in the National Review Panel reports published yesterday should not recur, or should at least diminish.