The Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown have affected children in ways that we don’t even yet understand. This is particularly the case for vulnerable children with special needs. Martin is joined by Solicitor, Gareth Noble of KOD Lyons, to discuss the issues and obstacles he is facing in representing children. Gareth explains how the Courts, Tusla and the Department of Children have reacted in these unprecedented times and how, in particular, the Department of Children must be more than a point of referral to other agencies. In order to give children the priority they need, the Department needs to be funded properly and give the same status as other high profile departments. Many thanks to Gareth for taking the time to bring these issues to our attention.
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