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# child care

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'It was never going to be easy': Zappone defends childcare scheme after criticism
The new scheme is being rolled out for the first time this year.
'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”.
Children found with lice and ringworm in a house with no food
The details of this case were released in the latest Child Care Law Reporting Project.
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.
Drug and alcohol abuse leading to care proceedings for children
The latest report on child care law shows that the Child & Family Agency failed in its applications for care orders in three cases.
Column: Behind the veil – a new era has begun for family courts
The easing of the in camera rule in Irish family courts will see many social issues come to light – many of which may have been hidden behind from the public for generations, writes Katherine Irwin.
Column: Our new in-camera Family Court legislation is a sham
The unlimited powers given by to judges in our Family Courts may continue to prevent the public from finding out what has transpired, writes Gerry Fahey.
HIQA special care report must consider lack of places says Child and Family Agency
Gordon Jeyes, CEO of the newly formed state agency, says lack of resources are a vital factor.
Child care applications up 15 per cent in 2012, wide variations between towns
The figures are contained in the latest volume of the Child Care Law Reporting Project, which also details several high-profile cases.
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.
New laws on pre-school regulation in final stages
Under the new legislation, a range of new enforcement powers will be given to inspectors and all pre-schools will have to be registered.
Column: We must tackle the underinvestment in pre-school education
Ireland has historically tries to provide education ‘on the cheap’ by affording remarkable influence to religious bodies and other patrons, so the recent childcare controversy should shock – but not necessary surprise – us, writes, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin.
Column: Being a stay-at-home father was challenging until I found my inner strength
Fathers who choose to be the primary care-givers come up against some challenging attitudes – but once they begin to believe in themselves as parents, they can really appreciate the rewards of bringing up children, writes Adrian Millar.
Column: I'm a mother of a special needs child and a pro-choice advocate
Tracey Holsgrove explains the agony of contemplating how to proceed with her pregnancy after learning of her baby’s condition – and why she is a firm pro-choice advocate.
Reporting to be allowed on family law and child care court cases
New legislation will amend the in camera rule in courts, but will not allow the identification of the people involved.
Report criticises separation of child from others at Dublin care unit
The Health Information and Quality Authority has published a report following an investigation of procedures at the Ballydowd Special Care Unit in Dublin.
E-coli outbreak forces closure of Limerick creche
The HSE said it hoped the childminding facility could reopen soon.