HSE report points to system failures in Micheal Ferry case

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A report compiled for the Health Service Executive (HSE) has revealed that the response of the Health Board in 2002 to Garda notifications was not in full compliance with Children First Guidelines.

The HSE report states that the context for this shortfall was due to a serious shortage of social work staff, a lack of formal supervision structures and no apparent formal links between child protection services on the ground and other services, such as, the inspection service in the department of education.

Micheal Ferry, 57, of Carrick Boyle continued to abuse boys at Ardscoil Mhuire despite a former conviction of indecently assaulting a 15-year-old boy in 2002.

See tomorrow’s Donegal Democrat for details on the full report.


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