December 2, 2020
Inequality stalks the lives of looked-after children – Brogan

Sinn Féin MLA Nicola Brogan has said looked-after children and adults who have experienced care can face inequality throughout their lives. 

The party’s spokesperson for children and young people said:

“By every count, health, wealth and wellbeing, looked-after children fare worse, with data showing disproportionate levels of ill health, lower wages and higher levels of unemployment.

“There is a moral obligation for the state to improve the lives of children in their care. 

“Policy makers and service providers must do better. 

“The Children’s Co-operation Act places a duty on departments and agencies to work together and pool resources to secure improvements.”

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