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#FOSTERING

# fostering - Thursday 9 November, 2017

€19 million a year spent on private foster care because Tusla is overstretched

Oireachtas Children’s Committee will today recommend resources be used to recruit more social workers for public service.

# fostering - Tuesday 8 August, 2017

Some foster carers in Kerry, Galway and Roscommon are not being vetted enough

Two new Hiqa reports have identified a number of shortcomings.

# fostering - Sunday 16 July, 2017

Foster carers 'felt disrespected' by social workers, report finds

In all, 300 social workers and foster carers responded to a joint consultation from Tusla and the Irish Foster Care Association.

# fostering - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

'This should be the bare minimum we expect': Fostering service to close down in wake of damning report

Fresh Start Foster Care Service said it was ceasing operations due to “ongoing difficulties in relation to retention and recruitment of staff”.

# fostering - 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.

# fostering - 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.

# fostering - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

Foster service in south central Dublin had 'significant risks' for children

All other 21 headings “require improvement”.

# fostering - 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.

# fostering - Tuesday 16 June, 2015

Baby Maria, childcare, and why all we want the 'storybook child'

There are currently over 6,000 children in the Irish care system but in childhood, as in life, the implication is that younger is better.

# fostering - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

Opinion: 'I used to think foster parents were very special people. I now know they are very ordinary people.'

As a family and as individuals, we have benefited every bit as much as the children we have and continue to care for – life has been enriched.

# fostering - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

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”.

# fostering - Saturday 7 September, 2013

Almost 400 children on child services waiting lists in Waterford

A HIQA inspection into Child Protection and Welfare Service in the county highlighted the problem but the HSE says it is working on clearing the lists.

# fostering - Friday 26 July, 2013

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