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National Review Panel. (2016) Composite review report on the deaths of five young people who were known to child protection services. Dublin: Tusla.

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This overview report presents the main issues, key learning points and recommendations from reviews conducted by the National Review Panel relating to the very sad deaths of five young people who were known to the HSE/Tusla child protection services. It was decided not to publish these reports separately and in full in order to protect the welfare of family members and communities of the young people who died. None of the reviews that were undertaken found a direct link between the very said deaths of the young people and the actions or inactions of the services provided by Tusla. The reports highlighted a number of factors, some of which were common to more than one case, which will be elaborated on in this overview.

 

The five young people who were the subject of these reviews ranged in age from 14 to 21 years at the time of their deaths. Three of them had spent time in care. One young woman had been in foster care from the time she was one year old to the age of 18, and in aftercare for a further two years. Another young woman had been in care intermittently from the age of 14 and was in aftercare at the time of her death. A third young woman was 16 at the time of her death and had been in care for a brief period up to that point. Four of the young people died by suicide and the fifth person was found dead with a high level of toxicity in her loodstream, indicating a drug overdose.

 

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Date:August 2016
Pages:11 p.
Publisher:Tusla
Corporate Creators:National Review Panel
Place of Publication:Dublin
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Subjects:G Health and disease > Substance use disorder > Drug use > Drug intoxication > Poisoning (overdose)
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Social services
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Social services > Services for family and children
P Demography, epidemiology, and history > Population dynamics > Substance related mortality / death
T Demographic characteristics > Child
T Demographic characteristics > Adolescent / youth (teenager / young person)
T Demographic characteristics > Social worker
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland

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