Eilish O'Regan: Corners cut as grim choices have to be made
Stolen childhood and official regret. The bleak cycle of vulnerable children who have been let down has again left our social services facing devastating criticism.
But the outrage over this latest case will, as ever, subside and child protection will retreat back under the public radar.
It is hugely complex area and one most people feel ill-equipped to grasp - despite the spate of scandals during the past decade.