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# care - Yesterday’s News


# care - Tuesday 8 August, 2017

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.

# care - Friday 4 August, 2017

Kerry nursing home told its system for residents' cash is 'not secure'

An inspection in April this year also found some staff had not received training in medication management and infection control.

# care - Saturday 22 July, 2017

Nearly 1,500 children were taken into emergency care over four years

An emergency care order is made through the Courts service when there is a real and immediate risk to the child’s safety.

# care - Friday 7 July, 2017

'Everyone in Ireland deserves to have a good death'

The Irish Hospice Foundation has said investing in bereavement services and end-of-life care will benefit society as a whole.

# care - Thursday 6 July, 2017

'They simply can't afford it': Older people being priced out of nursing homes

Age Action has said some nursing homes are charging “extortionate costs”.

# care - Monday 26 June, 2017

Elderly couple married for 63 years separated as one is rejected for nursing home care

Michael Devereaux (90) broke down in tears as he explained the ‘nightmare’ situation.

# care - Friday 16 June, 2017

"This is a difficult case": Placement found for teenager left 'lying in hospital' for weeks

The case had been brought before the High Court by the teenager’s guardian ad litem.

Plight of teenager left 'lying in hospital' for weeks brought to High Court Exclusive

There is no suitable placement for the teenager, who has a history of self harm.

# care - Saturday 10 June, 2017

'They're extremely loyal. Even though they've grown up with neglect they just want to go home'

Guardians ad litem are appointed by the courts to give children a voice, but that task is by no means an easy one.

# care - Saturday 27 May, 2017

'I was afraid of my father. I thought it was normal to be afraid of adults'

A new report from NUI Galway highlights the experiences of children in foster care in Ireland.

# care - Sunday 21 May, 2017

'Behind each of these numbers is a child that needs help': The business of fostering in Ireland

The State spends over €100 million on foster care each year but Tusla’s role in providing this care is under sharp scrutiny.

Over half of 16 and 17-year-olds in State care have no aftercare worker

An aftercare worker is assigned to teenagers in State care as they approach the age of 18.

# care - Thursday 11 May, 2017

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.

# care - Monday 24 April, 2017

'I remember throwing myself on top of the coffin saying no, you can’t take her because I can’t do this again'

RTÉ Investigates reports on problems in care at Portiuncula Hospital.

# care - Sunday 2 April, 2017

The challenges of integrating migrant children in Ireland's care

There are many challenges around mental health and cultural identity in particular.

# care - Thursday 23 March, 2017

Teen who spoke about scoliosis pain on the Late Late Show will finally get her surgery today Megan Halvey-ryan This post contains videos

Teen who spoke about scoliosis pain on the Late Late Show will finally get her surgery today

Megan Halvey-Ryan’s surgery has been delayed several times before.

# care - Wednesday 4 January, 2017

Child taken into care after her mother was found passed out on New Year's Eve

Gardaí were called to the hotel where the girl and her mother were staying.

# care - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

'If we had simply accepted that ageist foster parents rule, it would still be with us'

In May, exclusively reported about the case where grandparents were told they were too old to be the foster carers of their grandchild.

# care - Saturday 19 November, 2016

'They drive you nuts and make you laugh' - Irish foster carers share their stories

The child and family agency is currently running a campaign looking for a home for one particular child.

# care - Wednesday 2 November, 2016

Children do better when minded by relatives and childminders rather than full-time parents, says ESRI

The study looked at 9,000 children under the age of 5 in Ireland.

# care - Thursday 20 October, 2016

Nine months after probe promised into alleged foster care abuse - still no inquiry

The scandal resulted in the HSE Director General Tony O’Brien apologising to the 47 families who were in the care of the home.

# care - Wednesday 7 September, 2016

'My life is shattered': Social care workers speak out about vicious assaults

Workers say management ignores the impact attacks have on workers.

# care - Tuesday 6 September, 2016

'Bungalow Three as we saw it then does not exist anymore' - Áras Attracta report published

The findings of the panel of specialists set up to examine the care centre are being published today.

# care - Tuesday 23 August, 2016

Boy accused of attacking care centre staff granted bail after going missing

The boy is accused of attacking staff at a care centre in Dublin.

# care - Thursday 14 July, 2016

HSE care failures: No visits for 16 years, no files on 200 clients and high risk of sexual abuse

The HSE has confirmed that of the 1,080 disability files reviewed by one report, “47 priority cases” were highlighted for follow up.

# care - Monday 23 May, 2016

Young child taken from grandparents and put into foster care because of their age Exclusive

“He is our pride and joy” – couple in their 60s devastated by Tusla decision.

# care - Saturday 14 May, 2016

Brendan O'Connor: Children with disabilities are not taken care of in Ireland

The RTÉ presenter gave an impassioned interview on The Late Late Show last night.

# care - Sunday 8 May, 2016

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Another care home failure, an assault on an Afghan family and three injured firefighters…

# care - Wednesday 13 April, 2016

Children left with foster family for years after serious sex abuse allegations

An RTÉ programme alleged children were left with a foster family for several years despite abuse claims.

What about this idea? - Caring for older people to pay for your own future care

An Irish student has won an international award for a version of the proposal.

# care - Tuesday 29 December, 2015

Mother who relapsed and went on 'cocaine session' wants children back

The children’s social worker said there is a plan in place to return the children to the mother’s care if she engages with drug user services.

# care - Tuesday 15 December, 2015

When was the last time you had to use an emergency department? Your Say This post contains a poll

When was the last time you had to use an emergency department?

A strike planned for today was called off after late night negotiations.

# care - Thursday 10 December, 2015

Boy who did €10,000 worth of damage to care home "is not fit to be let loose in society”

He was sentenced to two and a half years in prison.

# care - Monday 30 November, 2015

Nearly a third of children in care cases have special needs

A new report looks at the figures behind child protection proceedings.

# care - Friday 20 November, 2015

‘He was traumatised’: Beaumont Hospital apologises over care provided to Gerry Feeney

His family are calling for a hospital ombudsman be set up.

# care - Thursday 1 October, 2015

'I’m scared for my younger brother, who is getting him dressed and bringing him to school?'

Details of a case of a young girl being taken into care over the abuse she received from her mother has been revealed.

# care - Thursday 17 September, 2015

Five sexual incidents at centre for vulnerable adults investigated

Files for the patients showed no record of a capacity to make a decision on engaging in a sexual relationship.

# care - Monday 14 September, 2015

Study of Dublin suburb finds people more stressed than 14 years ago

The circumstances of 1,082 people from Tallaght were captured on a range of issues.

# care - Friday 7 August, 2015

Foster kids without homes made vulnerable by HSE inspection issues

A new investigation by the Ombudsman for Children has shed light on the situation.

# care - Tuesday 4 August, 2015

Nurse who didn’t want to get older ends her life through euthanasia

75-year-old Gill Pharaoh spent her life as a palliative care nurse.

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