Tuesday 26 September 2017

No more children of a lesser god

Social workers are over-stretched, under-staffed and under-resourced. The law needs to change to enable the gardai to carry out their duties in conjunction with other professional bodies. Reuters

• How much do we care for our children -- given that 200 have died under the care of the HSE since the year 2000?

When one considers that the Children First guidelines are still in slow motion, awaiting implementation, despite Mr Justice Sean Ryan's recommendations in 2009, is it any wonder that our most vulnerable continue to suffer in silence?

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