Audit reveals litany of foster care failures

A review has been ordered into foster care in the south of the country after a damning audit found that children were routinely placed with people who had not been vetted.

6th March, 2010

A review has been ordered into foster care in the south of the country after a damning audit found that children were routinely placed with people who had not been vetted.

In one instance, the audit discovered that a child was placed with a foster carer who had a number of criminal convictions and who was not registered.

In one area in the Health Service Executive’s south region, evidence emerged of a two-tier payment system,...

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