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Shannon, Geoffrey (2017) Audit of the exercise by An Garda Síochána of the provisions of Section 12 of the Child Care Act 1991. Dublin: An Garda Siochana.

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In this audit, the Garda respondents’ accounts of contemporary policing in Ireland highlights the increasingly diverse and demanding roles expected of members of An Garda Síochána, of which child protection is now firmly a part.

Chapter 1: Introduction p.1
Chapter 2: The system p.14
Chapter 3: Review and analysis of pulse p.37
3.7 Grounds upon which section 12 was invoked p.61
3.7.1 Suspicion or concern that child is being abused or neglected p.63
3.7.2 Concern for child welfare (public safety) p.65
3.7.3 Suspected emotional abuse p.66
3.7.4 Suspected neglect p.66
3.7.5 Suspected physical abuse p.68
3.7.6 Suspected sexual abuse p.69
3.7.7 Child a danger to self/others p.70
3.7.8 Child under influence of drugs/alcohol p.71
3.7.9 Domestic violence p.71
3.7.10 Mental health issues within child p.72
3.7.11 Mental health issues within parent(s) p.73
3.7.12 Active substance abuse within parents leading to abuse or neglect p.75
3.7.13 Other p.79
3.7.14 No known reason for invocation of section 12 p.82

Chapter 4: Questionnaires reviewed p.112
Chapter 5: Interviews and focus groups reviewed p.154
Chapter 6: General discussion, conclusions and recommendations p.241


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