Suffer little children

It took two years to compile the report into the deaths of 196 children and teenagers in care. Yet, on the third anniversary of its publication, The Sunday Business Post finds that very few of its recommendations have been implemented

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
14th June, 2015
Tracey Fay died of a drug overdose at 18 in 2002, she became pregnant twice while in care.

In March 2010, the leaked publication of two reports comprising investigations into the deaths of young people in state care sparked a national debate. The reports highlighted major gaps in the child protection service, and there was intense media scrutiny of this ‘broken’ system.

Some of the children and teenagers who featured in the reports became synonymous with the issue, among them Tracey Fay, Daniel McAnespie and Danny Talbot.

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