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# Social Services

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# Louth
Man who sexually assaulted girls 'targeted them when they were neglected by mother'
Teachers became concerned when they saw the man kissing the youngest girl on the lips.
# State Care
Report into death of teen finds impact of separating her from younger sibling was not understood
‘Clare’ was in foster care when she took her own life.
# Social Services
Suicide, overdose, sudden infant death: Children who died while in contact with social services
The National Review Panel released five case studies of vulnerable children who died.
# Birmingham
Four-year-old boy found wandering the streets barefoot last night
The boy has been unable to tell police in Birmingham his name or anything else which could help to identify him.
# in limbo
Immigrant council demands rights for stateless to work and access social services
In Ireland campaigners want the government to introduce clear, transparent and accessible determination procedures to allow the swift identification of stateless persons.
# Spain
Spain raises marrying age from 14 to 16
The country’s Social Services Minister also proposes to raise the age of consent to fight paedophilia more effectively.
# Older People
Older persons' charity reports 50 per cent surge in demand
ALONE says the increasing number calls to its service, which is not funded by the State, is a constant strain on its resources.