Aine Kenny: Concerns raised over children in care during Covid-19 lockdown

Aine Kenny - Irish Examiner

"Concerns have been raised about how children in the Irish care system are coping during the coronavirus pandemic," says this article from the Irish Examiner. In-person services from social workers have been scaled back in light of the crisis, as have in-person parental visits, according to the article. There have also been "difficulties monitoring children and a withdrawal of traditional supports such as schools and sports clubs." The article describes some of the ways that social workers and child protection services are responding to, and trying to mitigate, these challenges.