On 23rd May 2019, RTE Investigates reported on the findings of the National Review Panel which carried out an investigation into the quality of services provided at a Dunmore Foster Care Home in Co. Galway.  The report found that there were systemic flaws in management and oversight and a deviation from best practice procedures, which resulted in several foster care children suffering grave and heinous sexual abuse by the son of a foster care parent.

 

See link to RTE’s Case Report for further information on the report’s findings.

 

https://www.rte.ie/news/2019/0523/1051152-rte-investigates-foster-care/

 

Ronan Hynes at Sellors acts for Sarah, one of the girls abused in the Dunmore foster care home. He gave an interview with Aine Lawlor for RTE Radio 1 News to set out his reaction to the report and what should happen next to ensure that real change and accountability occurs within Tusla, the State agency responsible for the welfare and safety of children in Ireland.

 

See podcast link to RTE 1 Radio1 interview:

 

https://www.rte.ie/radio/radioplayer/html5/#/radio1/21559299

 

 

Should you require more information, please contact Ronan Hynes, on 061 432 348 or by email at info@sellors.ie.

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