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'Nobody is dying alone here': How one hospice is dealing with end of life care during the Covid-19 crisis
# Hospice
# Hospice

'Nobody is dying alone here': How one hospice is dealing with end of life care during the Covid-19 crisis

Apr 21st 2020, 6:00 AM 16,912 Views 2 Comments

Due to Covid-19, the hospice is now restricting visitors to two at a time for patients.

The Sick and Indigent Roomkeepers Society: Dublin's oldest charity and its plan to make it to 2040
# Helping Hand
# Helping Hand

The Sick and Indigent Roomkeepers Society: Dublin's oldest charity and its plan to make it to 2040

Dec 25th 2018, 10:00 PM 25,620 Views 7 Comments

The former headquarters is a landmark in Dublin City Centre.

Tusla's new national database will keep records of children on file 'in perpetuity'
# Permanent Record
# Permanent Record

Tusla's new national database will keep records of children on file 'in perpetuity'

Aug 31st 2018, 6:20 AM 11,294 Views 25 Comments

The only way files will be deleted will be in those where clear mistakes were made, such as those in the Maurice McCabe case.

Social workers have to develop skills to deal with allegations of historical abuse 'on the hoof'
# Tusla
# Tusla

Social workers have to develop skills to deal with allegations of historical abuse 'on the hoof'

Mar 29th 2018, 6:25 AM 8,903 Views 10 Comments

The CEO of Tusla has said this area is “one of the most challenging” aspects of the agency’s work.

Social work action 'unacceptably slow' in case of heroin user whose newborn died
# Addiction
# Addiction

Social work action 'unacceptably slow' in case of heroin user whose newborn died

Aug 13th 2017, 9:00 PM 22,379 Views 35 Comments

The baby boy’s death was not reported to be connected to his mother’s drug use, but a report has criticised the seven-week delay in making contact with the woman.

'I understand why a lot of people leave': Being a social worker in Ireland
# Burnout
# Burnout

'I understand why a lot of people leave': Being a social worker in Ireland

Aug 12th 2017, 10:00 PM 43,010 Views 31 Comments

A social worker speaks to TheJournal.ie about the stresses and strains of working a very difficult, challenging job.

The challenges of integrating migrant children in Ireland's care
# Tusla
# Tusla

The challenges of integrating migrant children in Ireland's care

Apr 2nd 2017, 8:15 AM 8,601 Views 16 Comments

There are many challenges around mental health and cultural identity in particular.

More than 150 court summonses sent to parents about poor school attendance
# Tusla
# Tusla

More than 150 court summonses sent to parents about poor school attendance

Aug 23rd 2016, 12:27 PM 11,157 Views 16 Comments

Tusla’s annual report shows there were over 6,300 children in care in Ireland in 2015.

Care order extended for child whose mother tested positive for cocaine, cannabis and sedatives
# Family Court
# Family Court

Care order extended for child whose mother tested positive for cocaine, cannabis and sedatives

Aug 2nd 2016, 6:10 AM 16,693 Views 18 Comments

The court was told the mother had been going to rehab but had fallen back in with drug use.

"Social workers have learned to simply ignore the attacks": In defence of social workers
# Opinion
# Opinion

"Social workers have learned to simply ignore the attacks": In defence of social workers

Jun 18th 2016, 7:30 PM 2,298 Views 65 Comments

Social work student Diarmaid Twomey looks at the negative publicity surrounding social workers

A social worker's perspective: We need to rethink the way we help vulnerable children
# Responding To Abuse
# Responding To Abuse

A social worker's perspective: We need to rethink the way we help vulnerable children

Apr 15th 2016, 12:30 PM 1,340 Views 26 Comments

Behind most of the damage done to children are stories of poverty and inequality, writes Donal O’Malley.

'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 10,456 Views 21 Comments

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

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 9,357 Views 7 Comments

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

'The impact on your sanity is incredible': One social worker per week resigning
# Child And Family Agency
# Child And Family Agency

'The impact on your sanity is incredible': One social worker per week resigning

Jan 9th 2015, 11:05 AM 26,773 Views 45 Comments

Between 2010-2013, there was a staff turnover rate of 15%.

Here's how many social worker vacancies there are nationwide
# Child And Family Agency
# Child And Family Agency

Here's how many social worker vacancies there are nationwide

Dec 31st 2014, 3:30 PM 18,407 Views 18 Comments

James Reilly shared the figures in the Dáil recently.

More than 100 children in foster care have no social worker
# HIQA
# HIQA

More than 100 children in foster care have no social worker

Nov 21st 2014, 6:30 AM 6,927 Views 9 Comments

One child had not been visited by a social worker in more than four years.

How many children were sent to detention schools this year?
# Courts
# Courts

How many children were sent to detention schools this year?

Oct 25th 2014, 5:30 PM 13,518 Views 13 Comments

There are three such institutions in Ireland, all based in Dublin.

Children in State care being 'placed in danger of abuse and exploitation'
# Vulnerable
# Vulnerable

Children in State care being 'placed in danger of abuse and exploitation'

Jun 22nd 2014, 7:30 AM 6,077 Views 21 Comments

There are concerns about the lack of supports for both children in care and those who have left State care on turning 18.

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 4,517 Views 4 Comments

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

Student social workers slam proposed graduate scheme as 'complete exploitation'
# Training
# Training

Student social workers slam proposed graduate scheme as 'complete exploitation'

Mar 9th 2014, 8:00 AM 18,871 Views 55 Comments

The Child and Family Agency said the proposal is at an early stage but it has made initial contact with unions to start developing the details.

'It's taking 12 weeks to fill a social worker post - that's too long'
# Job Vacancies
# Job Vacancies

'It's taking 12 weeks to fill a social worker post - that's too long'

Jan 30th 2014, 9:10 AM 6,455 Views 30 Comments

Head of Child and Family Agency Gordon Jeyes says there are over 100 social worker vacancies, but not because people are not coming forward.

Reports: Good quality foster care, but some unapproved carers
# Children
# Children

Reports: Good quality foster care, but some unapproved carers

Jul 25th 2013, 1:04 PM 3,496 Views 2 Comments

HIQA said it was concerned about the lack of urgency given to some investigations by the HSE of allegations made against foster carers.

Column: Care system had been well funded - so why didn't it work?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Care system had been well funded - so why didn't it work?

Jun 25th 2012, 1:50 PM 44 Views 12 Comments

The Report on Deaths of Children in Care revealed horrific failures, writes Fianna Fáil’s spokesperson on Children Charlie McConalogue, but will everything be fine once we pass the Children’s Rights referendum?

Homeless children should be accommodated outside Dublin city centre, says Ombudsman
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Homeless children should be accommodated outside Dublin city centre, says Ombudsman

Apr 13th 2012, 9:29 AM 3,779 Views 14 Comments

The use of garda stations as the access point for homelessness services should also be reconsidered, according to a new report by Emily Logan.

Column: ‘My family couldn’t look after me’ – life inside a State home
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: ‘My family couldn’t look after me’ – life inside a State home

Oct 19th 2011, 7:30 AM 27 Views 11 Comments

Clíodhna has been in the State childcare system for most of her life. She tells TheJournal.ie about social workers, Christmas shopping, and why she has no regrets.

'Real progress' being made on Ryan Report recommendations
# Children
# Children

'Real progress' being made on Ryan Report recommendations

Jul 19th 2011, 6:41 PM 604 Views 0 Comments

The Minister for Children has published a second progress report on the recommendations arising out of the Ryan Report.