Almost 200 Children Missing From Care

The Health Service Executive has revealed 193 children in State care went missing between January and July of this year.

Figures released on Friday said that more than half of those who went missing were returned to care on the same day and the vast majority, 88%, were returned to care after two days.

Meanwhile. three children, all unaccompanied minors, remain missing.

The majority of children who went missing were in residential placements.

There are over 6,000 children in the care of the HSE - some are in foster care, others are in residential placements or supported lodgings.


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