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#Child Welfare

# child-welfare - Friday 24 April, 2020

‘Often when a child contacts us, all we hear is quiet sobs’

Sarah Hughes, a Childline volunteer, says some children are trapped in abusive homes during Covid-19.

# child-welfare - Sunday 27 January, 2019

Tusla has deemed 350 unborn children at risk of significant harm in 3 years

Last year, Tusla deemed that 100 unborn children were at risk of significant harm and took steps to protect them.

# child-welfare - Thursday 17 January, 2019

Hiqa report suggests allegations of abuse in Dublin were 'underreported' by Tusla to gardaí

Hiqa’s inspectors reviewed 26 files and found that in 19 of them allegations had not been appropriately notified to gardaí by social workers.

# child-welfare - Monday 10 December, 2018

Outrage builds over video of NYPD officers ripping toddler from mother's arms Child Welfare This post contains videos

Outrage builds over video of NYPD officers ripping toddler from mother's arms

The woman has been charged with a number of offences.

# child-welfare - Thursday 1 November, 2018

Staff at Direct Provision centre to be retrained after a mother was refused food for her sick child

The contractor said it will also ensure that tea, coffee and snacks are available on a 24/7 basis.

# child-welfare - Wednesday 31 October, 2018

'I just asked for two slices of bread': Investigation after Direct Provision resident claims centre refused food for sick child Exclusive

The Direct Provision resident said her sick son was denied food and milk overnight.

# child-welfare - Friday 3 November, 2017

'Cramped, grim courts are no place for children': Calls for improved family courts to be rolled out

The Law Society of Ireland says a 21st century approach to family law is needed.

# child-welfare - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

'It's an extremely Draconian act': Judge denies Tusla bid to place children into care

“This court doesn’t operate on worries or concerns,” the judge said. “It operates on facts.”

# child-welfare - Tuesday 1 September, 2015

Are Ireland's children in care subject to a "geographic lottery"?

That’s what the Child Care Law Reporting Project is asking.

# child-welfare - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

Convicted offenders in Donegal are not being monitored properly

A Hiqa inspection has found serious failings in child welfare services in the county.

# child-welfare - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

Over 222 children died in Bethany Home but 1939 report says they appeared 'happy'

One child was taken to hospital with severe whooping cough, conjunctivitis and infected feet.

# child-welfare - Thursday 30 January, 2014

New child protection agency to be officially launched today

The Child and Family Agency will take over from the HSE in relation to child welfare.

# child-welfare - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

Shatter: 'Legal clarity for surrogate and LGBT parents by year end'

The Minister for Justice aims to legislate for children born through surrogacy and donor material from a third party to be recognised as the child of the both members of the couple.

# child-welfare - Friday 25 October, 2013

Bulgarian woman undergoes DNA test in 'Maria' case

The woman has been tested for a match with the child found in Greece and served with preliminary charges of child selling.

# child-welfare - Friday 20 September, 2013

New child agency must 'ensure children's voices are heard' - Chairperson

The Child and Family Agency will be one of the largest public bodies in the State with more than 4,000 employees and a budget of €570 million.

# child-welfare - Sunday 24 June, 2012

Woman arrested after locking malnourished daughter, 10, in closet

US authorities say the 29-year-old woman faces charges of assault, child abuse and endangerment.

# child-welfare - Thursday 8 March, 2012

Two children found living in abandoned school bus in Texas

The parents of the children, who are aged 5 and 11, are believed to be in prison for embezzling money from hurricane victims.

# child-welfare - Wednesday 31 August, 2011

Helpline launched amid investigation into Co Cork school abuse claims

The HSE says it is working with a number of support and counselling organisations to provide assistance to anyone who seeks it through new helpline.

# child-welfare - Monday 4 April, 2011

THE HSE CHIEF responsible for the welfare and protection of children has welcomed government plans to create a new standalone agency to oversee child protection – and believes it will be set up soon as a matter of government priority. Gordon Jeyes, the HSE’s national director for children and families, told RTÉ he also expected that all children in care would have access to social workers before the end of the year.