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#foster

# foster - 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.

# foster - Sunday 30 July, 2017

'When I stopped working, I said I was going to put everything into these kids'

A woman who cares for her two grandchildren tells us how she’s been thwarted at every turn to seek greater supports from the State.

# foster - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

Foster service in south central Dublin had 'significant risks' for children

All other 21 headings “require improvement”.

# foster - Monday 18 April, 2016

Boy who alleges parents abused him was abused while in foster care, court told

The boy has been giving evidence via video-link.

# foster - Friday 7 August, 2015

Foster kids without homes made vulnerable by HSE inspection issues

A new investigation by the Ombudsman for Children has shed light on the situation.

# foster - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

There were 6,500 children in care at the end of May

The majority were in foster care.

# foster - Friday 6 September, 2013

Action taken on Mayo foster service over safety concerns

The HIQA report found that an immediate action plan had to be put in place – an “exceptional regulatory activity”.

# foster - Friday 26 July, 2013

Food, restraint and family: Reports give insight into foster care

In some centres, children and young people engaged in risk-taking behaviour, inspection reports from HIQA found.

# foster - Thursday 21 February, 2013

'Worrying' HIQA report raises questions about safety of foster children in Dublin North West

The report found some children had remained in placements despite allegations being made about foster carers.