I saw this story in the newspaper before i went into lectures today. I was so angry i could not concentrate throughout the whole lecture.

It is a complete disgrace how something like this can happen, complete failure of the social services.

A family adopted a foster child, an 18yr old boy, to act as a big brother to their 2yr old son and 9yr old daughter.

The social services failed to tell the family that the foster child was a repeat sex offender, with a five year history of sexual offences against youngsters.

The foster child abused the children for several months whilst he was living there, raping the 2yr old boy and sexually assaulting the 9yr old girl.

Some justice is he will serve at least 6 years in jail- but the children will have to deal with this for the rest of their lives. This could have been prevented.