Source: Sinn Féin
Inequality stalks the lives of looked-after children – Brogan | Sinn Féin
Sinn Féin – On Your Side
2 December, 2020
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.”