The Republic of Ireland is looking to see if there are any trends that might help it improve its record on births and deaths.
In the first such case, the Health Service Executive is asking whether it is a good idea to introduce a new child protection scheme which has already seen some successes.
In May, the Irish Times reported that there were about 5,000 children in care in the Republic.
This is a figure that is not shared with the European Union, which has seen its own record of under-reporting increase.
However, it is important to note that the figures were released by the Department of Health and Social Protection, which is not responsible for the Republic’s records.
In July, the Department said that it had not seen any evidence that the number of children being placed in care was increasing.
A spokesperson for the Department did not respond to questions about the study, and said:We have no idea whether this study is an accurate representation of trends in the numbers of children in family law.
The spokesperson said that “any such data needs to be assessed carefully” before it could be included in a national policy statement.
This week, the Republic of Estonia launched a new scheme, the Child Protection Network, which offers support to children who are in care but are unable to find care elsewhere.
The Estonian government said the new scheme would help to reduce the number who were placed in families by increasing access to care, which would in turn reduce the risk of harm.
This will be a major success in helping the country to reach its target of having 10 per cent of children aged four and under in families.