Child Care/Protection Issues
The Child Care Act, 1991 deals with the promotion of the welfare of children who are in need or danger and makes specific reference to the functions of the Health Service Executive (HSE) in this respect.
The obligation of the HSE is to promote the welfare of children in its area who are not receiving adequate care and protection. The HSE must play an active and ongoing role in the lives of children, rather than simply reacting to situations.
Healy O’Connor Solicitors can provide child law advice in relation to the protection of children in emergencies in seeking to obtain an emergency care order, and by taking action to compel the HSE to decide on a Care order, Interim care order, Supervision order and the appointment of a Guardian ad Litem