Criminal Justice Act 2006
Reckless endangerment of children: Section 176 ‘A person, having authority or control over a child or abuser, who intentionally or recklessly endangers a child by – (a) causing or permitting any child to be placed or left in a situation which creates a substantial risk to the child of being a victim of serious harm or sexual abuse, or (b) failing to take reasonable steps to protect a child from such a risk while knowing that the child is in such a situation, is guilty of an offence.’ The penalty for a person found guilty of this offence is a fine (no upper limit) and/or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 10 years.
Irish Statute Book, http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/2006/en/act/pub/0026/index.html
Information collecting point
Health Service Executive, An Garda Siochana (National Police)