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#Children in Care

# children-in-care - Saturday 18 November, 2017

'There's so much potential in every young person in care, just like there is in every young person'

An education fair is being held to showcase options for young people in care.

# children-in-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.

# children-in-care - Monday 12 June, 2017

Sexually abused siblings lived in 'succession of very dirty, chaotic houses'

This case is just one of 22 being highlighted by the Child Care Law Reporting Project today.

# children-in-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.

# children-in-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.

# children-in-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.

# children-in-care - 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”.

# children-in-care - Monday 26 September, 2016

Over 500 children placed in out-of-hours emergency care last year

Many of the children are removed from homes out-of-hours by gardaí.

# children-in-care - 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.

# children-in-care - 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.

# children-in-care - 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.

# children-in-care - Tuesday 16 August, 2016

Domestic violence, mental illness and drug abuse: The tragic lives of children in care who died

Reports published today gave details of the lives of a number of young people know to the child and family agency who took their own lives.

# children-in-care - Friday 1 January, 2016

Court hears child who set fire to bedroom wants to go to college

The case of two children due to leave state care were discussed in court.

# children-in-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.

# children-in-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.

# children-in-care - 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.

# children-in-care - Monday 12 January, 2015

Teens in State-run home were leaving regularly to take drugs

A Hiqa report found the care centre was not run in a way that the children were always safe and protected from themselves.

# children-in-care - Friday 28 November, 2014

The High Court has ordered 17 children be detained in special care units

Detention in special care is for the child’s own welfare and protection.

# children-in-care - Friday 21 November, 2014

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.

# children-in-care - Monday 6 October, 2014

Parents agree to allow disabled children stay in care

The judge said that the parents had the capacity to love their boys, but not the capacity to bring them up.

Five children taken into care after abuse allegations

The judge said that the children “lived in a bad place with bad people”.

Court rules home extension be built so ‘inseparable’ siblings in care could stay together

The case is outlined in the lastest volume of the Child Care Law Reporting Project.

# children-in-care - Thursday 17 July, 2014

‘I never fought with her over toys’: Here is Anne Ferris’s moving Dáil speech about her sister

She was speaking during a Dáil debate on mother and baby homes.

One-year-old died in tragic accident in her home, just months after being reunited with mother

Susan had spent some time in the care of the State before her death at the age of 15 months.

# children-in-care - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

91 children known to HSE died in four years - one quarter by suicide

More than three quarters of these children were living with their families at the time.

Social workers were called after family refused treatment for ill son

The social work teams were commended for their handling of the case.

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.

'Little appreciation' from State that Luke was at risk of harm while in care

Tusla, the child and family agency has published four reports into the deaths of children in State care.

# children-in-care - Sunday 22 June, 2014

TD says sending children to adult psychiatric units is 'inhumane'

A new report has found that 83 children were put into adult psychiatric units last year, despite guidelines forbidding this practice.

# children-in-care - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

Do sexual assault laws discriminate against people with disabilities?

Senator Katherine Zappone thinks they need to be updated and will present a Bill on the subject in the Seanad today.

# children-in-care - Thursday 9 January, 2014

Children in care starting fires a growing problem for HSE

Inspectors were unable to establish the legal remit for restricting children’s freedom of movement as they found the locking of the unit’s doors had become institutionalised.

# children-in-care - Thursday 14 November, 2013

Nine children in care or known to HSE died by suicide last year

Another child was murdered while in HSE aftercare.

Reviews detail tragic deaths of 'bubbly', 'charming' children

The HSE has published reports on the deaths of six children in care or known to the HSE.

# children-in-care - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

African children are 20 times more likely to be taken into care - report

The Child Care Law Reporting Project described the figures as “striking” and questioned the effect of the direct provision system on child welfare.

# children-in-care - Tuesday 7 May, 2013

Children in care more likely to be 'suspended, excluded and leave school early'

“Given that there are currently 6,300 children in the care of the State – a relatively small number”, Emily Logan believes more should be done to support them.

# children-in-care - Wednesday 31 October, 2012

As it happened: Vincent Browne's Children's Referendum debate Referendum This post contains images

As it happened: Vincent Browne's Children's Referendum debate

Emotional language and arguments as Frances Fitzgerald and Fergus Finlay argued for a ‘Yes’ vote as John Waters and Kathy Sinnott argued for a ‘No’.

Varadkar criticises 'No' campaigner due to speak in tonight's TV3 debate

Kathy Sinnott is taking the ‘No’ side in the Vincent Browne-hosted debate on the upcoming children’s referendum. The FG director of elections called her claims on RTÉ’s Prime Time last night as “scaremongering”.

# children-in-care - Tuesday 17 July, 2012

Almost 2,300 children taken into care during 2011

The number of orders allowing the HSE to take children into care more than doubled last year, according to the courts.

# children-in-care - Monday 25 June, 2012

Column: Care system had been well funded – so why didn’t it work?

The Report on Deaths of Children in Care revealed horrific failures, writes Fianna Fáil’s spokesperson on Children Charlie McConalogue, but will everything be fine once we pass the Children’s Rights referendum?

# children-in-care - Sunday 24 June, 2012

Children's Ombudsman criticises application of 'in camera' rule on child cases

Emily Logan also said her office met with “resistance” when investigating children in care.

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