Northern Ireland Child Abuse case studies: Eastern Area Child Protection Committee—(Belfast Telegraph)

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Belfast Telegraph.

Monday, 25 May 2009

A non-molestation order was granted to her mother and stepfather and served on her on the evening of January 19th.

The following day she died from an apparent self administered overdose of antidepressants.

The report states: “…although information sharing regarding relatively minor day to day events was good, the practice contrasted sharply when information sharing on key child protection matters was demanded.”

The report put forward 20 recommendations — including considering a change in court rules regarding the serving of documents on a minor.