If one lesson has been learned in the recent weeks, it is clear we need to prioritise our children. By Sara Burke.
How come we still don’t know how many children died in care?
Why is it, ten years on from the publication of the national children’s strategy ‘Our Children – their lives’, we are still listening to political squabbles over the poor state of our child protections services? Quite simply, there is no priority given to children by the State, particularly those who need its help most.
Despite a ten-year old national children’s strategy and eleven-year old child protection guidelines, services for children at risk are as bad now as they were before these policies were published. In the 1990s, it was really difficult to get a social worker allocated to a child - it still is.Add a comment