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Sunday 17 December 2017

Editorial: Care children need safety

THE revelation that the Health Information and Quality Authority is investigating alleged abuse by foster carers, some of it sexual, is troubling.

It is imperative that there be rigorous safeguards in place to protect vulnerable children.

Foster parents, who do such vital work offering a safe refuge to children, would be the first to say that.

The recommendations arising from the investigations must be acted upon quickly.

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