Three quarters of Irish childcare facilities in breach of regulations last year

first_img Pinterest WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Today is the 30th anniversary of Eddie Fullerton’s murder Google+ Pinterest Previous articleHuge variations in house vacancy rates between Donegal and DublinNext article80% of Gaeltacht primary schools across the country have four teachers or fewer News Highland HSE inspection reports show that three quarters of childcare facilities were in breach of regulations last year.The reports which were obtained by Prime Time investigates reveal almost half of creches breached regulations on adult/child ratios and staff background checks, while over 40 percent failed to provide a safe environment for children.The HSE report also expresses grave concern at what it described as a “culture of light touch regulation” and a “dangerous over-emphasis on the business interests of childcare providers at the expense of the care of children.”Last nights documentary also included disturbing footage obtained by an undercover reporter showing children being flung onto mattresses, manhandled, shouted and cursed at and strapped into chairs for hours at time.Dr Caitriona O’Toole, Child Psychologist from NUI Maynooth, said the footage of a very young girl being forcefed is deeply disturbing:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/08rsca1.mp3[/podcast] News Facebook Google+center_img Twitter Disruption to cancer service will increase mortality – Oncologist Twitter Andrew McGinley says his children are getting him through life Gardai investigate deaths of two horses on the N56 Gardai investigate Castlefinn burglary Three quarters of Irish childcare facilities in breach of regulations last year By News Highland – May 29, 2013 Donegal retains 14 Blue Flags, Lisfannon is not restored WhatsApplast_img

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