Lucinda O'Sullivan: The perils of entrusting your baby to a stranger
Even under our own roof, our children were not always safe in the hands of minders
EVERYONE was appalled at the treatment of young children in certain creches, which was exposed recently on Prime Time.
Listening on the car radio a few days later, I could empathise with heartbroken mothers on Liveline – for it brought back to me the minefield that was the child minding scene 25 years ago.
I am sorry to say that what has been going on lately is but a reflection of what has happened, and will probably always happen, when vulnerable people – children or old folks – are in the hands of unsuitable irresponsible uncaring carers who hold a terrifying power over them.