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#tusla

# tusla - Monday 17 September, 2018

Mother in court after daughter misses year at secondary school

The offence can result in a prison sentence of up to one month and a €1,000 fine.

Nine-year-old boy in care moved five different times in 13 days

“His experience in care is augmenting his experience of harm that brought him into care,” the judge said.

# tusla - Friday 31 August, 2018

Tusla's new national database will keep records of children on file 'in perpetuity'

The only way files will be deleted will be in those where clear mistakes were made, such as those in the Maurice McCabe case.

# tusla - Thursday 30 August, 2018

The CEO of Tusla, Fred McBride, is resigning

The organisation has been plagued with a number of scandals in recent years.

# tusla - Friday 10 August, 2018

'We have a duty to keep personal info private': Tusla denies withholding child abuse details from gardaí

The agency has acknowledged that it is concerned about requirements it has to inform suspects about complaints made to gardaí.

# tusla - Friday 6 July, 2018

Adoption scandal: Officials questioned whether telling those affected would 'do more harm than good' Exclusive

There may be more people than the 126 identified so far caught up in the St Patrick’s Guild adoption scandal.

# tusla - Saturday 30 June, 2018

'Utter nonsense': The curious case of Keith Harrison at the Disclosures Tribunal

Unequivocally, and often brutally, Mr Justice Charleton dismissed the claims made by Garda Harrison at the Disclosures Tribunal.

A series of catastrophic events: What happened in the Tusla module at the Disclosures Tribunal

It finished nearly 12 months ago and here’s a breakdown of what happened.

# tusla - Saturday 23 June, 2018

Gardaí and Tusla still notify each other of child sexual abuse cases via fax or post

Publishing a report on Tusla failings this week, Hiqa said “critically important information” was being distributed this way.

# tusla - Wednesday 20 June, 2018

Foster mother gets backdated payment of €28,600 after Tusla cut her allowances

The woman’s allowances were reduced significantly when her two children turned 18, despite them both having intellectual disabilities.

# tusla - Tuesday 19 June, 2018

Tusla 'apologises profusely' for McCabe errors as damning report highlights systemic failures

Hiqa published a report into Tusla’s errors in handling the Maurice McCabe case today, and pointed to a litany of failures.

Tusla chief's email to staff ahead of McCabe report's release: 'We can weather this storm'

Health watchdog Hiqa is due to publish its report into Tulsa’s handling of information, ordered by Minister Zappone last year.

# tusla - Tuesday 5 June, 2018

Child abuse cases bogged down by lack of cooperation between gardaí and social workers

A major report has found that the courts aren’t adequately resourced to deal with complex cases.

# tusla - Thursday 31 May, 2018

'The sanctity of the confession box is still an issue when it comes to keeping children safe'

Survivors of Ryan, Ferns, Murphy and Cloyne are angry, writes Tanya Ward.

# 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.

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