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#tusla

# tusla - Thursday 5 April, 2018

'Deeply concerning': Foster services criticised over lack of garda vetting and shortfall in carers

The Health Information and Quality Authority released three inspection reports of foster care services in Ireland.

# tusla - 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.

# tusla - 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.

# tusla - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

'Untrained' investigators: Garda approach in child sex abuse cases criticised

Chief Inspector Mark Toland said that “child sexual abuse is one of the most serious types of crime” that Gardaí deal with.

# tusla - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

Maurice McCabe accepts fake rape allegation against him in HSE report was unintentional, Tribunal hears

The Disclosures Tribunal has concluded its first module and will break until next month.

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”.

# tusla - Monday 29 January, 2018

Two young children in care report sexual abuse by 11 people including their parents

Their story is one of 16 case studies published by the Child Care Law Reporting Project .

# tusla - Monday 15 January, 2018

Child with Down Syndrome and severe autism who was abandoned at birth was 'not receiving sufficient HSE and Tusla support'

Tusla has committed to undertaking a “systemic review” of supports.

# tusla - Monday 8 January, 2018

Boy accused of assisting in alleged rape of sister is placed in secure unit

The 15-year-old has a history of drug taking and alcohol abuse, the High Court has been told.

# tusla - Friday 5 January, 2018

Waterford bishop warns local schools of paedophile ex-priest's 'recent activities' Exclusive

In a letter sent out before Christmas, the Bishop said that convicted paedophile Oliver O’Grady was “seeking victims in our midst”.

# tusla - Sunday 24 December, 2017

The 9 at 9: Christmas Eve

Here’s all the news you need to know on Christmas Eve.

Tusla CEO on McCabe case: 'It still riles me slightly. The cut and paste error wasn't us'

Fred McBride did say that Tusla “mismanaged” aspects of the case but the original error didn’t come from them.

# tusla - Saturday 23 December, 2017

'It certainly doesn't help': Tusla CEO says negative media coverage makes it harder to keep staff

Fred McBride was speaking at the end of another challenging year for the Child and Family Agency.

# tusla - Thursday 21 December, 2017

'We're not trying to manipulate figures': Tusla says social worker backlog is lower than numbers suggest

The stats show that there are just under 5,300 cases where children are not allocated a social worker.

# tusla - Saturday 2 December, 2017

6 months on from damning report, State finally taking concerns on child protection seriously says charity

Geoffrey Shannon published a damning audit of the approach from gardaí and Tusla to child protection concerns earlier this year.

# tusla - Tuesday 21 November, 2017

'Major non-compliance': 82 foster carers in Cork did not have up-to-date Garda vetting

HIQA has written to the COO of Tusla about the risks that were identified.

# tusla - 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.

# tusla - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

Mother told to call gardaí for her autistic son as HSE services were shut at the weekend

Mick Wallace read the woman’s plight into the Dáíl record yesterday.

# tusla - Thursday 26 October, 2017

Oberstown: Almost half of children detained in centre at risk of abuse or neglect

This is according to the a new study into the detainees of the centre.

# tusla - Wednesday 25 October, 2017

Absence of records on McCabe file could have been a cover-up, says social worker

Lisa O’Loghlen said any cover-up may have been Tusla covering its own mistakes.

New arrivals: Four children from 'The Jungle' camp to arrive in Ireland soon

So far, 30 children who have been separated from their families have been brought to Ireland.

# tusla - Monday 23 October, 2017

'It wasn't stood over by the witness': Tribunal hears closing arguments in Keith Harrison module

Information about the threats came from two anonymous 999 calls in October 2013.

# tusla - 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.

# tusla - Saturday 14 October, 2017

'That gives you sleepless nights. It's a last resort': Giving children in State care a voice

Guardians ad litem tell TheJournal.ie about the trends they’ve seen in children assigned to their care.

# tusla - Monday 9 October, 2017

Barrister says that evidence of Donegal's most senior garda should not be accepted by Tribunal

Chief Superintendent Terry McGinn did not make notes when she directed an investigation into alleged actions of Keith Harrison.

# tusla - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

'Sex offenders may be continuing to abuse children despite Tusla being told of their activities'

One in Four said that Tusla was “woefully under resourced” and there were “great inconsistencies” in child protection procedures across the country.

# tusla - 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.

# tusla - Tuesday 19 September, 2017

Tribunal hears details of fight between garda whistleblower and partner that led to 999 call

Marisa Simms said Keith Harrison was “out of control” but later withdrew this statement.

# tusla - Monday 18 September, 2017

Retired garda says colleague's death in line of duty had 'devastating effect' on officers

Retired Garda Sergeant Daniel Devlin told the Charleton Tribunal “emotionally, everyone was badly affected” after Garda Gary McLoughlin was killed.

# tusla - 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.

# tusla - Friday 1 September, 2017

Teenagers leaving State care now legally entitled to aftercare plan

The scheme, which starts today, will ensure a young person remains supported in the years after they leave the system.

# tusla - Wednesday 30 August, 2017

Traveller family take action against council over refusal to offer them housing

The family of seven are living in a caravan without basic facilities such as running water.

# tusla - 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.

# tusla - Sunday 13 August, 2017

Social work action 'unacceptably slow' in case of heroin user whose newborn died

The baby boy’s death was not reported to be connected to his mother’s drug use, but a report has criticised the seven-week delay in making contact with the woman.

# tusla - Saturday 12 August, 2017

'I understand why a lot of people leave': Being a social worker in Ireland

A social worker speaks to TheJournal.ie about the stresses and strains of working a very difficult, challenging job.

# tusla - 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.

# tusla - Sunday 30 July, 2017

'When I stopped working, I said I was going to put everything into these kids'

A woman who cares for her two grandchildren tells us how she’s been thwarted at every turn to seek greater supports from the State.

# tusla - Tuesday 25 July, 2017

False rape allegation about Maurice McCabe 'remained on file until this year'

The Charleton Tribunal is looking into whether garda whistleblower McCabe was the target of a smear campaign.

# tusla - Saturday 22 July, 2017

'Grave error', 'emotional', 'catastrophic': The who, what and when of the Maurice McCabe saga

16 days in to the Disclosures Tribunal, we give you a breakdown of what people said happened and when they said it did.

# tusla - Thursday 20 July, 2017

'No Garda vetting, inadequate investigations' - Tusla slammed over standard of Cork foster care services

An inspection by health authority Hiqa has found that the Cork area shows ‘major non-compliance’ with accepted standards of foster care.

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