Creche revelations are a parent's nightmare

Parents need to have confidence in the people who are paid to take care of their children, writes Martha Kearns.

25th May, 2013
'Maybe it starts with a raised voice and moves on to a rough touch, but where does it end? The problem for parents is they don't know. They have to make a judgment call on where to place their children.'

It is every parent's nightmare. An overused phrase, perhaps, but the only one that can be applied when it comes to allegations that children are being mistreated.

Complaints of the poor treatment of young children in at least three Irish creches emerged last week - as a result of an RTE investigation - and sparked off investigations by the gardaí and the HSE. Vulnerable children who are not even at school-going age being exposed to...

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