Thursday 19 October 2017

A shocking tale of avoidable and tragic deaths

One would have to have a heart of stone not to be deeply moved by the stories of the almost 200 children who died in the care of the HSE over the past decade, which were published yesterday.

The Report of Independent Child Death Review Group does not paint a flattering picture of the care provided by the State to deeply troubled children and recommends a root-and-branch reform of the child protection system.

It concludes that in the majority of the cases it examined, the children concerned did not receive adequate protection.

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