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#Child and Family Agency

# child-and-family-agency - Thursday 29 March, 2018

Social workers have to develop skills to deal with allegations of historical abuse 'on the hoof'

The CEO of Tusla has said this area is “one of the most challenging” aspects of the agency’s work.

# child-and-family-agency - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

Tusla will underspend its 2017 budget by €11.4m - here's why

The Child and Family Agency identified hiring and retaining staff, as well as reputational damage as challenges this year.

# child-and-family-agency - Saturday 10 March, 2018

High Court rules that teenager's HIV need not be disclosed to young woman

The case was taken by the Child and Family Agency.

# child-and-family-agency - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

Parents whose son missed 243 days of school in 3 years fail to turn up to court

The father told an education and welfare officer that the missed school days were a result of his “bad back”.

# child-and-family-agency - Tuesday 19 September, 2017

Family living without running water sue Donegal County Council after it deferred housing support

The Traveller family had been told that they presented a risk of engaging in anti-social behaviour.

# child-and-family-agency - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

'Extremely vulnerable' teenager in State care needs to be transferred to UK, court hears

Those involved in her treatment say the best place for the 16-year-old is at the St Andrew’s Healthcare facility in Northampton.

# child-and-family-agency - Tuesday 29 August, 2017

'Out of control' teen admitted to hospital as Tusla had nowhere else to place him

The boy damaged his family home during a fight with his mother over unwashed clothing.

# child-and-family-agency - Monday 21 August, 2017

Former Tusla boss was paid €40k after leaving post last year

The figures were revealed in the agency’s annual accounts.

# child-and-family-agency - Tuesday 8 August, 2017

'You cannot trust these people' - Woman who had disclosure of abuse lost by Tusla slams report on its failings

The woman, whose records were lost by the HSE/Tusla for over three years, says she feels the latest ombudsman report into Tusla’s complaints procedures won’t change anything.

# child-and-family-agency - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

Poll: Would you consider home schooling your children? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you consider home schooling your children?

A report this morning suggests that the number of children home-schooled in Ireland has doubled in the past five years.

# child-and-family-agency - Friday 21 April, 2017

'You have come a long way': Court hears how mother turned life around to regain access to child

The judge adjourned the case until October, when the mother and child’s progress will be seen.

# child-and-family-agency - Thursday 20 April, 2017

Family Support Agency board member overclaimed €40k in expenses

“Obviously, in hindsight, it was wrong, there is no question about that,” Richard Hickey said.

Child remains in care after parents refuse to answer phone or turn up to court hearing

The family court heard that the family had living arrangements “unsuitable for a young child”.

# child-and-family-agency - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

16-year-old whose 'life is in danger' over suspected drug debt to be placed in secure care

The teen had been unable to explain how he came into possession of quantities of cash, counsel said.

# child-and-family-agency - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

'I don't want waiting lists': Judge rules 'with a heavy heart' for kids to remain in foster care

The judge rejected an application to return the children home to their father.

# child-and-family-agency - Saturday 24 December, 2016

Over 120 children under the age of one were in state care last Christmas

The Child and Family Agency has a statutory duty to children who are not receiving adequate care and protection.

# child-and-family-agency - Sunday 30 October, 2016

'It's not the State's problem, it's the family's': Care system to adopt tough love approach

The chief executive of Tusla said the agency wants families to share more power and responsibility, and to “own their problems”.

# child-and-family-agency - Saturday 29 October, 2016

'Some flee immediately': Migrants pretending to be children to get into Ireland

So far this year, Tusla has received 97 referrals into its team for separated children seeking asylum.

# child-and-family-agency - Tuesday 4 October, 2016

Pregnant teen jailed for kicking student in the head loses appeal against sentence

The teen was caught on CCTV attacking the Brazilian national.

# child-and-family-agency - Thursday 22 September, 2016

Girl, 16, placed in secure care over fears that she could be sexually exploited

It is understood the girl, who went missing recently, was involved with an older man.

# child-and-family-agency - Thursday 15 September, 2016

Children in 'disturbing' sex abuse case to remain in care until next year

The children, who are both under the age of ten, will continue in the care of their foster parents.

# child-and-family-agency - Monday 29 August, 2016

Child in foster care has "serious anxiety" and worries about his mother's welfare

A family court heard the child recently had an argument with his foster family.

# child-and-family-agency - Saturday 27 August, 2016

A day in the Family Court: Child not told when father might visit to 'avoid disappointment'

The Child and Family Agency told the court the father was making good steps towards recovery.

# child-and-family-agency - Tuesday 23 August, 2016

More than 150 court summonses sent to parents about poor school attendance

Tusla’s annual report shows there were over 6,300 children in care in Ireland in 2015.

# child-and-family-agency - Friday 19 August, 2016

Judge says alleged sexual abuse of two children is 'most disturbing evidence' he has seen in 20 years

The children’s foster parents do not want them to be reunited with their biological parents.

# child-and-family-agency - Wednesday 17 August, 2016

Jeff's story: A worried little boy in care - quiet, kind and deeply troubled

The child had been placed in care because of family violence, parental alcohol use and neglect and remained in care until he was an adult.

# child-and-family-agency - Tuesday 24 May, 2016

Heartbroken grandparents say Tusla custody battle is 'killing' them Exclusive

Following yesterday’s exclusive report by TheJournal.ie, Tusla has commented further on the situation.

# child-and-family-agency - Wednesday 18 May, 2016

Concern over sudden closure of care home for children in Donegal

Some of the children in the home were moved out of the county entirely at short notice.

# child-and-family-agency - Friday 13 May, 2016

Dublin couple face garda probe after their son misses school for four years

They’ve claimed he’s been too ill to attend but have not provided Tusla with proof.

# child-and-family-agency - Monday 15 February, 2016

Former GAA coach fails in bid to challenge ruling that he’s a risk to children

In 2013 the Child and Family Agency found he was a risk to children and third parties should be informed of this.

# child-and-family-agency - Tuesday 22 September, 2015

Mother claims authorities only let her spend an hour with her son every fortnight

The woman is currently challenging the decision to reduce her access facilities.

# child-and-family-agency - Thursday 4 June, 2015

Ignored, abandoned, deprived of food: Abuse suffered by Irish kids before they go into care

The most common form of abuse is neglect and some children suffer horrific physical and sexual abuse before the State is called on to intervene.

# child-and-family-agency - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

Dozens of families have offered to look after abandoned baby Maria

Tusla says it “identifies an appropriate placement to suit the individual needs of each child in care”.

# child-and-family-agency - Saturday 24 January, 2015

Two teens in care who disappeared last year are still missing

Both teens had arrived in Ireland unaccompanied.

# child-and-family-agency - Friday 9 January, 2015

'The impact on your sanity is incredible': One social worker per week resigning

Between 2010-2013, there was a staff turnover rate of 15%.

# child-and-family-agency - Wednesday 31 December, 2014

Here’s how many social worker vacancies there are nationwide

James Reilly shared the figures in the Dáil recently.

# child-and-family-agency - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

How some teenagers are forced from foster care into direct provision once they turn 18

The ESRI has published a report into the care given to unaccompanied minors.

# child-and-family-agency - Friday 21 November, 2014

Tusla can’t prosecute creche over Prime Time revelations

The Child and Family agency said it is seeking urgent legal advice over yesterday’s court decision as it is “critical” it has the law on its side.

More than 100 children in foster care have no social worker

One child had not been visited by a social worker in more than four years.

# child-and-family-agency - Sunday 16 November, 2014

'Social workers can't do their jobs properly due to under resourcing'

Social work expert Maurice Fenton said that the relationship between children and carers is being sacrificed.

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