Sunday February 23, 2020

Colin Murphy: Child protection services must be held to account

Vulnerable families are simply not getting the support they need in the community

4th June, 2017

There are 91 such examples in the report published last week by the Special Rapporteur on Child Protection, Geoffrey Shannon, drawn from the almost 600 occasions during 2014 in which gardaí removed children from their homes for their own safety. (The report is an audit of the Garda’s use of their power to do so under Section 12 of the Child Care Act 1991. The quotes are from Pulse records; Shannon also interviewed the gardaí concerned.)

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