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# department of children and youth affairs

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# Childcare
No insurance cover for childcare providers that take part in government scheme, warns broker
45 hours a week of childcare in the home will be provided to certain workers from 18 May.
# Creche scandal
Tusla identifies 'critical' level of risk at 37 childcare facilities across the country
The figure was revealed at an Oireachtas committee hearing this morning.
# Oireachtas Hearing
Tusla: 'No cast-iron guarantee' that incidents seen in RTÉ creche footage will never happen again
The agency appeared before an Oireachtas hearing this morning.
# nespresso bandit
Gardaí called in after €3,000 stolen from the Dept of Children's coffee 'honesty box'
The culprit has yet to be found and no one has been disciplined over the incident.
Opinion: Government plans to tackle child neglect - but we've heard it all before
The First 5 plan is one in a long line of strategies to protect children but nothing ever changes on the ground, writes child protection expert, Shane Dunphy.
# Long Time Coming
Much-delayed IT system to see Affordable Childcare Scheme launch pushed back to 2019 - at least
The Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) has declined to provide an estimate as to when the ACS, originally slated for September 2017, will be able to officially launch.
# children's affairs
Operations to be reviewed at Oberstown Detention facility
The review will be conducted by two international experts and will focus on the capacity of the centre to deliver high standards of care.
# findings
Here's the latest information about the Tuam mother-and-baby home
The question of a suitable memorial is now being looked at by the Tuam Home Graveyard Committee.
# Mother and Baby
Judge Yvonne Murphy appointed chair of mother-and-baby home inquiry
Minister James Reilly also published a report examining what the government knew about the homes.
# national recreation week
Government to fund kiddie dance classes and battle of the bands this week
Other activities like beach cricket, film production and tree-top walking will be on offer to children across the country as part of a week-long initiative.
# Investment
€4 million fund to target the most disadvantaged children in Tallaght area
The funding will establish early initiative programmes that will support children and families.
# missing children
24/7 hotline will provide support for missing children and their parents
The Missing Children’s Hotline is being launched in full by the ISPCC today.
# Children's Rights
Government awarded overall C grade in 2013 report card
The report card comes from the Children’s Rights Alliance, which put the Department of Social Protection at the bottom of the class due to child poverty.
# early education
Additional educational supports needed for children in disadvantaged areas - study
The availability of pre-school education has been shown to result in improved attendance, behaviour and social skills in children from disadvantaged areas.
# One Year In’s progress report for the Government: Children
One year ago, the government created a separate Department of Children for the first time – but has it lived up to its promises?