Wednesday 22 November 2017

So how would you feel if your family was taken from you?

Emily Logan, the Ombudsman for Children
Emily Logan, the Ombudsman for Children

Colette Brown

How would you feel if gardai arrived at your door, questioned the parentage of your children – partially based on hair colour – and took them into care?

How would your children cope if they were taken into care and driven off in a garda car to an unknown location for an indeterminate time?

Thanks to the report from Children's Ombudsman Emily Logan into the removal of two Roma children from their parents last year, we now know the full extent of the trauma and distress suffered by those families.

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