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#Child Protection

# child-protection - Monday 6 July, 2015

The Greek people have said no – so what's next?
# Opinion
# Opinion

The Greek people have said no – so what's next?

Jul 6th 2015, 5:32 PM 128 Views 166 Comments

Yesterday’s result will have inspired millions across Europe that the forces of the 1% can be taken on.

# child-protection - Friday 3 July, 2015

Gardaí claim child abuse investigations were badly delayed by Tusla
# Vulnerable
# Vulnerable

Gardaí claim child abuse investigations were badly delayed by Tusla

Jul 3rd 2015, 7:23 PM 13,943 Views 14 Comments

A new report looks at child protection services in North Dublin.

# child-protection - Monday 8 June, 2015

'Unnerving' proposal could see sexual abuse victims be questioned by alleged abusers
# Child Protection
# Child Protection

'Unnerving' proposal could see sexual abuse victims be questioned by alleged abusers

Jun 8th 2015, 12:37 PM 10,422 Views 21 Comments

Social workers say they feel “ethically compromised” by the suggestion.

Thousands of vulnerable children are still waiting for a social worker
# At Risk
# At Risk

Thousands of vulnerable children are still waiting for a social worker

Jun 8th 2015, 6:15 AM 6,544 Views 21 Comments

The number of cases yet to be assigned to a social worker has reduced by just over 5% since the end of 2014.

# child-protection - Thursday 28 May, 2015

What happened when two Roma children were taken from their families?
# Ethnic Profiling
# Ethnic Profiling

What happened when two Roma children were taken from their families?

May 28th 2015, 8:00 PM 19,793 Views 37 Comments

A garda was arrested today over leaks to the media in the case.

# child-protection - Monday 25 May, 2015

Children moved from asylum centres after claims of inappropriate contact
# Child Protection
# Child Protection

Children moved from asylum centres after claims of inappropriate contact

May 25th 2015, 8:08 PM 20,654 Views 75 Comments

A report today said the children were moved before any assessment could take place and this hindered one of the investigations.

# child-protection - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

Poll: Should parents be able to access details of sex offenders living nearby?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should parents be able to access details of sex offenders living nearby?

May 20th 2015, 10:22 AM 13,055 Views 92 Comments

New figures have shown the number of criminals on the sex offenders list.

# child-protection - Tuesday 24 March, 2015

Children put at 'significant risk' in Cork by State services
# Child Protection
# Child Protection

Children put at 'significant risk' in Cork by State services

Mar 24th 2015, 4:57 PM 9,330 Views 7 Comments

Some children had been waiting four years for a social worker.

# child-protection - Sunday 21 December, 2014

Calls for new child grooming law to ban online vigilante 'paedophile hunters'
# Sexual Offences Bill 2014
# Sexual Offences Bill 2014

Calls for new child grooming law to ban online vigilante 'paedophile hunters'

Dec 21st 2014, 7:45 AM 13,307 Views 35 Comments

A TD and child protection expert are calling for the legislation to ban vigilante ‘paedophile hunters’.

# child-protection - Monday 24 November, 2014

Gardaí given names of 'more than 30 IRA abusers'
# Maíria Cahill Case
# Maíria Cahill Case

Gardaí given names of 'more than 30 IRA abusers'

Nov 24th 2014, 8:20 PM 11,181 Views 0 Comments

Frances Fitzgerald said a cross-border inquiry was being considered.

# child-protection - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

Ask.fm is planning to move to Ireland and at least one minister isn't happy
# Child Protection
# Child Protection

Ask.fm is planning to move to Ireland and at least one minister isn't happy

Nov 4th 2014, 10:07 AM 10,779 Views 67 Comments

Charlie Flanagan wants the issue discussed by Government.

# child-protection - Sunday 7 September, 2014

Closure of St Patrick’s Institution is 'unfinished' as 8 boys remain locked up
# Child Protection
# Child Protection

Closure of St Patrick’s Institution is 'unfinished' as 8 boys remain locked up

Sep 7th 2014, 7:45 AM 12,716 Views 8 Comments

The Ombudsman for Children said that ‘vulnerable’ boys should be removed to Weatfield Prison.

# child-protection - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

Number of complaints made to the Ombudsman for Children up 16%
# Child Protection
# Child Protection

Number of complaints made to the Ombudsman for Children up 16%

Sep 2nd 2014, 10:45 PM 8,260 Views 3 Comments

Child protection continues to be a problem in Ireland said Emily Logan.

Keeping children in Direct Provision for 10 years is not right, says Logan
# Child Protection
# Child Protection

Keeping children in Direct Provision for 10 years is not right, says Logan

Sep 2nd 2014, 4:17 PM 6,284 Views 59 Comments

The issue of direct provision is “unresolved” for the Ombudsman for Children.

Ombudsman for Children should have a role in new Independent Policing Authority – Logan
# Child Protection
# Child Protection

Ombudsman for Children should have a role in new Independent Policing Authority – Logan

Sep 2nd 2014, 1:03 PM 4,311 Views 4 Comments

She also called for an independent audit of 700 cases where children were removed from their families by gardaí.

# child-protection - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

It's 'great news' that child beauty pageants have been axed - Senator
# Contest
# Contest

It's 'great news' that child beauty pageants have been axed - Senator

Aug 13th 2014, 5:00 PM 10,919 Views 21 Comments

The Universal Royalty Beauty Contest is planning to proceed with its Belfast pageant.

# child-protection - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

Teen who died 'allowed remain too long' in home where drug use was the norm
# Children In Care
# Children In Care

Teen who died 'allowed remain too long' in home where drug use was the norm

Jul 16th 2014, 12:16 PM 14,049 Views 33 Comments

Nicholas was just 17 when he died due to misuse of drugs.

# child-protection - Thursday 3 July, 2014

Opinion: Prejudice and hysteria caused two Roma children to be taken from their families
# Child Protection
# Child Protection

Opinion: Prejudice and hysteria caused two Roma children to be taken from their families

Jul 3rd 2014, 2:01 PM 415 Views 95 Comments

I have no doubt Garda and HSE staff acted in what they believed to be the best interests of those two children, but there were clear elements of ethnic profiling involved.

# child-protection - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

Senators seek to close loophole that may aid forced marriages
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

Senators seek to close loophole that may aid forced marriages

Jun 25th 2014, 9:00 AM 4,985 Views 1 Comment

Senators think two sections in the Family Law Act 1995 need to be updated to protect children. They will debate this and other issues today.

# child-protection - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

Complaints to Children's Ombudsman have increased by 15% since 2010
# Child Protection
# Child Protection

Complaints to Children's Ombudsman have increased by 15% since 2010

Jun 10th 2014, 7:42 PM 4,495 Views 4 Comments

One particular investigation showed that a child had been moved to 11 different residencies in 4 months.

New child protection service for migrant families launched
# Cultural Sensitivity
# Cultural Sensitivity

New child protection service for migrant families launched

Jun 10th 2014, 1:56 PM 6,208 Views 114 Comments

The initiative has been established to address the “general lack of understanding and stigma surrounding migrant families going through child protection interventions”.

# child-protection - Monday 12 May, 2014

One in Four welcomes today's audits but says church must never become complacent again
# Sexual Violence
# Sexual Violence

One in Four welcomes today's audits but says church must never become complacent again

May 12th 2014, 5:21 PM 5,495 Views 24 Comments

Counselling services are available to support people impacted by today’s child protection reports.

Killaloe diocese praised for "great effort" to minimise risks to children
# Child Protection
# Child Protection

Killaloe diocese praised for "great effort" to minimise risks to children

May 12th 2014, 3:27 PM 5,072 Views 23 Comments

National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland has released its latest tranches of reports on child safeguarding in Ireland.

Child protection review recommends Cloyne Diocese set up whistle blowing policy
# Child Abuse
# Child Abuse

Child protection review recommends Cloyne Diocese set up whistle blowing policy

May 12th 2014, 2:10 PM 3,726 Views 15 Comments

The Diocese was told an overarching child safeguarding plan should be drawn up and published.

# child-protection - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

Opinion: Priests should break the seal of confession when someone admits to child abuse
# Child Protection
# Child Protection

Opinion: Priests should break the seal of confession when someone admits to child abuse

Apr 29th 2014, 8:00 AM 2,119 Views 164 Comments

The most sacred thing in any civilised society should be the protection of children.

# child-protection - Monday 14 April, 2014

Children First bill published, 15 years after it was first mooted
# Child Protection
# Child Protection

Children First bill published, 15 years after it was first mooted

Apr 14th 2014, 1:50 PM 7,284 Views 25 Comments

Minister Frances Fitzgerald had promised in early March that the bill would be published soon.

# child-protection - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

The State has paid all damages and costs awarded to Louise O'Keeffe
# Abuse
# Abuse

The State has paid all damages and costs awarded to Louise O'Keeffe

Mar 4th 2014, 4:40 PM 7,660 Views 8 Comments

The European Court of Human Rights ruled that the State was responsible for the abuse the woman experience while in school.

# child-protection - Thursday 26 December, 2013

Childline responded to 1,450 calls, texts and messages on Christmas Day
# Volunteers
# Volunteers

Childline responded to 1,450 calls, texts and messages on Christmas Day

Dec 26th 2013, 10:40 AM 11,901 Views 19 Comments

The figure represents a 20 per cent increase on last Christmas.

# child-protection - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

Bill that strengthens law against sexual abuse and child grooming to be published in 2014
# Sex Abuse
# Sex Abuse

Bill that strengthens law against sexual abuse and child grooming to be published in 2014

Dec 17th 2013, 7:06 PM 5,038 Views 22 Comments

The Bill includes the possible use of electronic monitoring in certain circumstances.

# child-protection - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

Safeguarding board has "no remit" to deal with abuse by Irish priests abroad
# Safeguarding
# Safeguarding

Safeguarding board has "no remit" to deal with abuse by Irish priests abroad

Dec 10th 2013, 11:55 AM 2,861 Views 2 Comments

As further reviews of child protection measures across Catholic Church in Ireland published, “anomaly” emerges.

Archbishop of Cashel and Emly praised for speedy reaction to abuse claims
# Safeguarding
# Safeguarding

Archbishop of Cashel and Emly praised for speedy reaction to abuse claims

Dec 10th 2013, 11:09 AM 3,369 Views 4 Comments

However, the tone used to some complainants was “inconsistent” – some responses were compassionate and others were “sharp in tone”.

Diocese of Down and Connor met 46 of 48 child safety objectives
# Safeguarding
# Safeguarding

Diocese of Down and Connor met 46 of 48 child safety objectives

Dec 10th 2013, 10:46 AM 2,406 Views 8 Comments

The second-largest diocese in the country has dealt with cases involving 14 living priests in recent years, dealing with each of them properly, a report by the Church’s child safety watchdog has found.

# child-protection - Thursday 5 December, 2013

Sex offender prevented from travelling under Northern Ireland's first ever Foreign Travel Order
# Child Protection
# Child Protection

Sex offender prevented from travelling under Northern Ireland's first ever Foreign Travel Order

Dec 5th 2013, 7:23 PM 11,402 Views 29 Comments

The order prevents the offender from travelling to any worldwide country besides Northern Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales.

Vatican not legally liable for clerical abuse - says Vatican
# Sex Abuse
# Sex Abuse

Vatican not legally liable for clerical abuse - says Vatican

Dec 5th 2013, 7:30 AM 8,154 Views 68 Comments

UN committee’s questionnaire on Vatican’s own investigations into clerical sex abuse cases also remains unanswered.

# child-protection - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

Gardaí to release photo of unidentified teenage girl found at GPO
# Mystery
# Mystery

Gardaí to release photo of unidentified teenage girl found at GPO

Nov 5th 2013, 7:27 AM 12,206 Views 16 Comments

The move is unusual, but the investigation into who the girl is and where she comes from has reached a dead end.

# child-protection - Sunday 27 October, 2013

Maria's Bulgarian mother denies selling her daughter
# Interview
# Interview

Maria's Bulgarian mother denies selling her daughter

Oct 27th 2013, 4:42 PM 19,344 Views 17 Comments

Sasha Ruseva makes first public appearance since DNA tests proved she is biological mother of girl taken from foster parents in Greece.

# child-protection - Saturday 26 October, 2013

Phil Prendergast: As a mother, I felt physically sick over Roma children mistakes
# Opinion
# Opinion

Phil Prendergast: As a mother, I felt physically sick over Roma children mistakes

Oct 26th 2013, 4:30 PM 65 Views 124 Comments

“Of course this is unlikely to happen to an Irish family – we are not subjected to the odious stereotypes that the Roma community are forced to endure,” writes the MEP for Ireland South.

Children's Ombudsman has "trust of the public" needed for Roma cases probe
# Child Protection
# Child Protection

Children's Ombudsman has "trust of the public" needed for Roma cases probe

Oct 26th 2013, 3:19 PM 4,460 Views 33 Comments

Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald explains why Emily Logan has been given power to compel gardai to speak to her.

# child-protection - Friday 25 October, 2013

Column: Ireland’s child protection policy seems guided by medieval fairy tales
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Ireland’s child protection policy seems guided by medieval fairy tales

Oct 25th 2013, 1:04 PM 62 Views 137 Comments

What we’ve seen happen to Roma families in Ireland this is week is something we all would like to think disappeared centuries ago – a witch-hunt.

# child-protection - Thursday 24 October, 2013

Roma child incidents result of 'pure, raw, naked, poisonous racism'
# Child Protection
# Child Protection

Roma child incidents result of 'pure, raw, naked, poisonous racism'

Oct 24th 2013, 5:35 PM 16,850 Views 224 Comments

Opposition TDs called for an independent inquiry into the two incidents this week.