Chairwoman of the National Review Panel Dr Helen Buckley with Paul Harrison at the launch of the report. Photograph: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

The Child and Family Agency has apologised for failing to meet the needs of a vulnerable teenager in State care, who died despite being in desperat(...)

Sunderland’s Adam Johnson did not expect to play every week for Manchester City, just more than once a month. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

This is no time for soundbites. But you could feel the hand of history tapping shoulders in Sunderland on Wednesday afternoon. There was(...)

Most of the children or young people were living with families who were known to child protection services. A small number were either in the care system or in after-care.

An independent review into the deaths of 23 children who were in contact with HSE social services last year has raised concern over the impact of heav(...)