Sunday, April 27, 2008

One fifth of foreign children in care 'go missing'

ALMOST one in five foreign children placed in Health Service Executive care go missing and are never found again, shocking new figures reveal.
More than 440 children, most of whom are asylum seekers who arrived in Ireland unaccompanied by any adult relatives, have gone missing from HSE facilities since 2000 and remain unaccounted for.

Of 2,536 foreign children placed in HSE care since 2000, some 441 have gone missing from care and only a very small proportion of them were later found.

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