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#Child Protection

# child-protection - Wednesday 16 May, 2018

Children's rights groups angry at Dáil vote setting digital age of consent at 16 (they wanted it to be 13)

The government had put forward a proposal to set the digital age of consent at 13.

# child-protection - Friday 13 April, 2018

Scouting Ireland's State funding frozen over governance concerns following rape allegation

The funding freeze comes after a man in the organisation was reinstated, without garda vetting, despite a rape allegation being made against him.

# child-protection - Saturday 28 October, 2017

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Here’s all the news you need to know as you start your long weekend.

# child-protection - Thursday 19 October, 2017

Nearly 20,000 reports of suspected child abuse were made to Tusla last year

This represents a 5% increase from 2015 figures.

# child-protection - Sunday 24 September, 2017

Author of damning report on gardaí's child protection record invited to train new recruits

Professor Geoffrey Shannon published a comprehensive audit of the gardaí’s child protection practices in May.

# child-protection - Tuesday 30 May, 2017

Tusla is "very concerned" after child sexual abuse issue raised on RTE Investigates

A report published yesterday found chronic systemic failures in the functions carried out by Tusla.

Beaten, neglected, left home alone - The report 'every parent in the country needs to read'

A shocking report published yesterday highlights cases of abuse and neglect of children in this country – and the State’s efforts to protect them.

# child-protection - Monday 29 May, 2017

'Children are treated like human trash': The systematic failings in Ireland's child protection system

A report published today found serious issues with inter-agency cooperation when dealing with vulnerable children taken from their parents.

# child-protection - Monday 22 May, 2017

Tusla inquiries are a 'major distraction' according to chief executive

McBride was speaking at the launch of Tusla’s new child protection and welfare strategy for 2017-2022.

# child-protection - Monday 19 December, 2016

'Our culture blames victims as young as 12': New report on sexual violence in Ireland launched

At the launch of its annual report, the RCNI spoke about consent, abortion and how we judge teenage victims.

# child-protection - Thursday 17 December, 2015

Loophole in vetting procedure leaves Irish children open to predators

The Garda Vetting Unit are not currently required to seek information from police outside the State about people who have lived abroad.

# child-protection - Monday 6 July, 2015

The Greek people have said no – so what's next?

Yesterday’s result will have inspired millions across Europe that the forces of the 1% can be taken on.

# child-protection - Friday 3 July, 2015

Gardaí claim child abuse investigations were badly delayed by Tusla

A new report looks at child protection services in North Dublin.

# child-protection - Monday 8 June, 2015

'Unnerving' proposal could see sexual abuse victims be questioned by alleged abusers

Social workers say they feel “ethically compromised” by the suggestion.

Thousands of vulnerable children are still waiting for a social worker

The number of cases yet to be assigned to a social worker has reduced by just over 5% since the end of 2014.

# child-protection - Thursday 28 May, 2015

What happened when two Roma children were taken from their families?

A garda was arrested today over leaks to the media in the case.

# child-protection - Monday 25 May, 2015

Children moved from asylum centres after claims of inappropriate contact

A report today said the children were moved before any assessment could take place and this hindered one of the investigations.

# child-protection - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

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Poll: Should parents be able to access details of sex offenders living nearby?

New figures have shown the number of criminals on the sex offenders list.

# child-protection - Tuesday 24 March, 2015

Children put at ‘significant risk’ in Cork by State services

Some children had been waiting four years for a social worker.

# child-protection - Sunday 21 December, 2014

Calls for new child grooming law to ban online vigilante 'paedophile hunters'

A TD and child protection expert are calling for the legislation to ban vigilante ‘paedophile hunters’.

# child-protection - Monday 24 November, 2014

Gardaí given names of 'more than 30 IRA abusers'

Frances Fitzgerald said a cross-border inquiry was being considered.

# child-protection - Tuesday 4 November, 2014 is planning to move to Ireland and at least one minister isn't happy

Charlie Flanagan wants the issue discussed by Government.

# child-protection - Sunday 7 September, 2014

Closure of St Patrick’s Institution is 'unfinished' as 8 boys remain locked up

The Ombudsman for Children said that ‘vulnerable’ boys should be removed to Weatfield Prison.

# child-protection - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

Number of complaints made to the Ombudsman for Children up 16%

Child protection continues to be a problem in Ireland said Emily Logan.

Keeping children in Direct Provision for 10 years is not right, says Logan

The issue of direct provision is “unresolved” for the Ombudsman for Children.

Ombudsman for Children should have a role in new Independent Policing Authority – Logan

She also called for an independent audit of 700 cases where children were removed from their families by gardaí.

# child-protection - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

It's 'great news' that child beauty pageants have been axed - Senator

The Universal Royalty Beauty Contest is planning to proceed with its Belfast pageant.

# child-protection - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

Teen who died 'allowed remain too long' in home where drug use was the norm

Nicholas was just 17 when he died due to misuse of drugs.

# child-protection - Thursday 3 July, 2014

Opinion: Prejudice and hysteria caused two Roma children to be taken from their families

I have no doubt Garda and HSE staff acted in what they believed to be the best interests of those two children, but there were clear elements of ethnic profiling involved.

# child-protection - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

Senators seek to close loophole that may aid forced marriages

Senators think two sections in the Family Law Act 1995 need to be updated to protect children. They will debate this and other issues today.

# child-protection - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

Complaints to Children's Ombudsman have increased by 15% since 2010

One particular investigation showed that a child had been moved to 11 different residencies in 4 months.

New child protection service for migrant families launched

The initiative has been established to address the “general lack of understanding and stigma surrounding migrant families going through child protection interventions”.

# child-protection - Monday 12 May, 2014

One in Four welcomes today's audits but says church must never become complacent again

Counselling services are available to support people impacted by today’s child protection reports.

Killaloe diocese praised for "great effort" to minimise risks to children

National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland has released its latest tranches of reports on child safeguarding in Ireland.

Child protection review recommends Cloyne Diocese set up whistle blowing policy

The Diocese was told an overarching child safeguarding plan should be drawn up and published.

# child-protection - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

Opinion: Priests should break the seal of confession when someone admits to child abuse

The most sacred thing in any civilised society should be the protection of children.

# child-protection - Monday 14 April, 2014

Children First bill published, 15 years after it was first mooted

Minister Frances Fitzgerald had promised in early March that the bill would be published soon.

# child-protection - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

The State has paid all damages and costs awarded to Louise O'Keeffe

The European Court of Human Rights ruled that the State was responsible for the abuse the woman experience while in school.

# child-protection - Thursday 26 December, 2013

Childline responded to 1,450 calls, texts and messages on Christmas Day

The figure represents a 20 per cent increase on last Christmas.

# child-protection - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

Bill that strengthens law against sexual abuse and child grooming to be published in 2014

The Bill includes the possible use of electronic monitoring in certain circumstances.

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