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Guidance for the HSE for the Review of Serious Incidents including Deaths of Children in Care

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The Report of the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse, commonly referred to as the Ryan Report (the Ryan Report, hereafter), was published on the 20 May 2009 and the Government accepted the recommendations in full. Subsequently, an implementation plan was published by the Office of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs (OMCYA) in July 2009 to respond to each recommendation made in the Ryan Report. The recommendations outlined that the Health Information and Quality Authority (the Authority) should develop guidance for the Health Service Executive (HSE) for the review of serious incidents including deaths in relation to children in the care of the State. This guidance will be included in the Authority’s National Quality Standards for Residential and Foster Care Services for Children and Young People that are currently in development and due to be published in summer 2010 and the National Quality Standards for Child Protection Services, due to be published in 2011.