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#State Care

# state-care - Sunday 16 December, 2018

Opinion: The Irish state is a very bad parent - when its children turn 18 they often end up on the streets
# Column
# Column

Opinion: The Irish state is a very bad parent - when its children turn 18 they often end up on the streets

Dec 16th 2018, 8:00 PM 13,362 Views 22 Comments

Sometimes we talk about people ending up as statistics. But there are no statistics compiled for how many children raised in state care become homeless, writes Shane Dunphy.

# state-care - Saturday 14 October, 2017

'That gives you sleepless nights. It's a last resort': Giving children in State care a voice
# Guardians
# Guardians

'That gives you sleepless nights. It's a last resort': Giving children in State care a voice

Oct 14th 2017, 9:30 PM 9,681 Views 6 Comments

Guardians ad litem tell TheJournal.ie about the trends they’ve seen in children assigned to their care.

# state-care - Tuesday 8 August, 2017

Report into death of teen finds impact of separating her from younger sibling was not understood
# State Care
# State Care

Report into death of teen finds impact of separating her from younger sibling was not understood

Aug 8th 2017, 10:23 PM 20,848 Views 27 Comments

‘Clare’ was in foster care when she took her own life.

# state-care - Sunday 21 May, 2017

Over half of 16 and 17-year-olds in State care have no aftercare worker
# State Care
# State Care

Over half of 16 and 17-year-olds in State care have no aftercare worker

May 21st 2017, 7:30 AM 5,951 Views 4 Comments

An aftercare worker is assigned to teenagers in State care as they approach the age of 18.

# state-care - Thursday 11 May, 2017

Suicide, overdose, sudden infant death: Children who died while in contact with social services
# Social Services
# Social Services

Suicide, overdose, sudden infant death: Children who died while in contact with social services

May 11th 2017, 10:40 AM 7,622 Views 9 Comments

The National Review Panel released five case studies of vulnerable children who died.

# state-care - Sunday 30 April, 2017

Grace case whistleblower says she's 'disappointed' with HSE's response
# Care Of The State
# Care Of The State

Grace case whistleblower says she's 'disappointed' with HSE's response

Apr 30th 2017, 3:24 PM 10,773 Views 16 Comments

The whistleblower, who remains anonymous, told RTÉ’s This Week that she wants to appear before committee to set the record straight.

# state-care - Thursday 9 February, 2017

Minister reveals that over 6,000 children in State care
# State Care
# State Care

Minister reveals that over 6,000 children in State care

Feb 9th 2017, 6:43 AM 9,598 Views 13 Comments

The number of children in care has risen by almost 20% during the past decade.

# state-care - Saturday 24 December, 2016

Over 120 children under the age of one were in state care last Christmas
# Babies
# Babies

Over 120 children under the age of one were in state care last Christmas

Dec 24th 2016, 7:00 AM 6,252 Views 7 Comments

The Child and Family Agency has a statutory duty to children who are not receiving adequate care and protection.

# state-care - Monday 26 September, 2016

Over 500 children placed in out-of-hours emergency care last year
# Crisis Care
# Crisis Care

Over 500 children placed in out-of-hours emergency care last year

Sep 26th 2016, 6:00 AM 7,688 Views 1 Comment

Many of the children are removed from homes out-of-hours by gardaí.

# state-care - Monday 29 August, 2016

Child in foster care has "serious anxiety" and worries about his mother's welfare
# Family Court
# Family Court

Child in foster care has "serious anxiety" and worries about his mother's welfare

Aug 29th 2016, 6:05 AM 17,983 Views 0 Comments

A family court heard the child recently had an argument with his foster family.

# state-care - Saturday 27 August, 2016

A day in the Family Court: Child not told when father might visit to 'avoid disappointment'
# Child And Family Agency
# Child And Family Agency

A day in the Family Court: Child not told when father might visit to 'avoid disappointment'

Aug 27th 2016, 7:00 AM 19,682 Views 0 Comments

The Child and Family Agency told the court the father was making good steps towards recovery.

# state-care - Friday 6 May, 2016

Minute silence in Children's Court for teenage boy who died while in care
# Trinity Street
# Trinity Street

Minute silence in Children's Court for teenage boy who died while in care

May 6th 2016, 4:26 PM 17,507 Views 27 Comments

The court heard that appropriate interventions came ‘far too late’ for the 16-year-old boy.

# state-care - Friday 8 April, 2016

16-year-old charged with raping a girl the same age as him granted bail
# Rape Charges
# Rape Charges

16-year-old charged with raping a girl the same age as him granted bail

Apr 8th 2016, 2:11 PM 40,433 Views 0 Comments

The teenager, who was 15 at the time of the alleged incident, has been granted bail.

# state-care - Tuesday 2 February, 2016

Foster care rules are 'being ignored and bypassed'
# Safeguards
# Safeguards

Foster care rules are 'being ignored and bypassed'

Feb 2nd 2016, 6:02 AM 8,385 Views 17 Comments

Almost one in five foster carers have not been allocated a social worker.

# state-care - Wednesday 30 December, 2015

Garda tells court she found child wandering street with his drunk mother at 5am
# Courts
# Courts

Garda tells court she found child wandering street with his drunk mother at 5am

Dec 30th 2015, 9:30 PM 49,825 Views 0 Comments

A school principal said the child had complained of being hungry in school.

# state-care - Sunday 27 December, 2015

'My daughter is my life': Mother pleads with judge to return child from care
# Courts
# Courts

'My daughter is my life': Mother pleads with judge to return child from care

Dec 27th 2015, 7:45 AM 27,976 Views 40 Comments

The child was taken into state care after concerns about physical abuse.

# state-care - Friday 7 August, 2015

Foster kids without homes made vulnerable by HSE inspection issues
# State Care
# State Care

Foster kids without homes made vulnerable by HSE inspection issues

Aug 7th 2015, 11:52 AM 8,242 Views 8 Comments

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

# state-care - Tuesday 10 February, 2015

'It makes you appreciate the fortunate start in life most of us got'
# Aftercare
# Aftercare

'It makes you appreciate the fortunate start in life most of us got'

Feb 10th 2015, 7:05 AM 15,595 Views 3 Comments

Did you watch last night’s RTÉ documentary?

# state-care - Wednesday 24 December, 2014

'They said I'd never finish school... Now I'm a teacher'
# Leaving Care
# Leaving Care

'They said I'd never finish school... Now I'm a teacher'

Dec 24th 2014, 8:45 AM 20,137 Views 35 Comments

What happened next…

# state-care - Monday 22 December, 2014

Care order extended for two young girls who described their mother as a 'junkie'
# Family Court
# Family Court

Care order extended for two young girls who described their mother as a 'junkie'

Dec 22nd 2014, 7:30 AM 15,695 Views 0 Comments

The children said their mum had been ‘sleepy’ and ‘dozy’ during access visits.

# state-care - Friday 28 November, 2014

The High Court has ordered 17 children be detained in special care units
# State Care
# State Care

The High Court has ordered 17 children be detained in special care units

Nov 28th 2014, 6:45 AM 6,871 Views 2 Comments

Detention in special care is for the child’s own welfare and protection.

# state-care - Sunday 16 November, 2014

'Social workers can't do their jobs properly due to under resourcing'
# Social Care
# Social Care

'Social workers can't do their jobs properly due to under resourcing'

Nov 16th 2014, 8:15 AM 8,988 Views 12 Comments

Social work expert Maurice Fenton said that the relationship between children and carers is being sacrificed.

# state-care - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

A Week in the Family Court: 'There needs to be intervention before we reach crisis point'
# Family Courts Series
# Family Courts Series

A Week in the Family Court: 'There needs to be intervention before we reach crisis point'

Sep 16th 2014, 10:59 PM 16,829 Views 5 Comments

TheJournal.ie spent a week observing cases in the Family Court. Here’s what the people working in child protection think needs to be done.

A Week in the Family Court: 6,500 children are in care - here are some of their stories
# Family Courts Series
# Family Courts Series

A Week in the Family Court: 6,500 children are in care - here are some of their stories

Sep 16th 2014, 10:55 PM 37,863 Views 28 Comments

TheJournal.ie spent a week observing cases in the Family Court. Here are a selection of the care orders that appeared before the courts.

# state-care - Monday 15 September, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Monday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Sep 15th 2014, 11:20 PM 17,147 Views 7 Comments

Everybody’s talking about housing people in prefabs, Judge Barry White, seagulls and Islamic State.

113 children in State care went missing in the first six months of 2014
# Missing
# Missing

113 children in State care went missing in the first six months of 2014

Sep 15th 2014, 5:22 PM 6,231 Views 10 Comments

All of the children were returned to their families.

# state-care - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

91 children known to HSE died in four years - one quarter by suicide
# Children In Care
# Children In Care

91 children known to HSE died in four years - one quarter by suicide

Jul 16th 2014, 6:00 PM 8,739 Views 15 Comments

More than three quarters of these children were living with their families at the time.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday
# Take Five
# Take Five

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Jul 16th 2014, 4:50 PM 7,736 Views 0 Comments

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

'Little appreciation' from State that Luke was at risk of harm while in care
# Children In Care
# Children In Care

'Little appreciation' from State that Luke was at risk of harm while in care

Jul 16th 2014, 10:59 AM 8,290 Views 19 Comments

Tusla, the child and family agency has published four reports into the deaths of children in State care.

Reports into deaths of five children in State care due today
# Tusla
# Tusla

Reports into deaths of five children in State care due today

Jul 16th 2014, 7:55 AM 3,473 Views 12 Comments

It is believed one of the reports concerns a “very young” child.

# state-care - Monday 30 June, 2014

Why did all these Chinese 'teens' go missing in Ireland?
# Missing
# Missing

Why did all these Chinese 'teens' go missing in Ireland?

Jun 30th 2014, 7:00 AM 36,637 Views 35 Comments

Numbers of missing migrant children fell significantly after the system was reformed, leading experts to believe it had been used by smugglers to sneak people into the country.

# state-care - Sunday 22 June, 2014

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 6,023 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.

# state-care - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

Garda Commissioner says media reports on Roma child cases "not accurate"
# Martin Callinan
# Martin Callinan

Garda Commissioner says media reports on Roma child cases "not accurate"

Nov 13th 2013, 3:16 PM 6,796 Views 43 Comments

It was reported at the weekend that local social workers were left out of the loop when gardaí removed a two-year-old Roma boy from his family.

# state-care - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

Column: Why and how are children taken into State care?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Why and how are children taken into State care?

Oct 23rd 2013, 12:45 PM 1,000 Views 42 Comments

When the State intervenes in family situations, it does so in our name. We should be aware of child care proceedings so we can all participate in an informed discussion rather than reacting to the latest headline, writes Carol Coulter.

# state-care - Friday 12 July, 2013

Mental health needs of vulnerable children in Ireland 'not being met'
# Children
# Children

Mental health needs of vulnerable children in Ireland 'not being met'

Jul 12th 2013, 6:30 AM 4,214 Views 7 Comments

The need for stability and continuity of care for children going through the state’s care and justice systems has been highlighted in a new report.

# state-care - Saturday 6 April, 2013

Why do children end up in care in Ireland?
# Care
# Care

Why do children end up in care in Ireland?

Apr 6th 2013, 7:30 AM 12,455 Views 27 Comments

A new website looks at cases from Irish courts where children ended up in care. Here are some of the stories.

# state-care - Tuesday 23 October, 2012

Column: For foster children like me, the Children’s Referendum is a new chance
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: For foster children like me, the Children’s Referendum is a new chance

Oct 23rd 2012, 7:00 AM 265 Views 130 Comments

The change won’t make any difference to most people, writes Wayne Dignam. But for a few, it could mean everything.

# state-care - Sunday 22 July, 2012

Corruption and the Catholic Church up for discussion at MacGill Summer School
# Talk It Out
# Talk It Out

Corruption and the Catholic Church up for discussion at MacGill Summer School

Jul 22nd 2012, 8:15 AM 2,450 Views 15 Comments

Government ministers, journalists and academics will be speaking at the 32nd MacGill Summer School which starts tonight in Donegal.

# state-care - Sunday 24 June, 2012

Children's Ombudsman criticises application of 'in camera' rule on child cases
# Children
# Children

Children's Ombudsman criticises application of 'in camera' rule on child cases

Jun 24th 2012, 1:45 PM 4,857 Views 20 Comments

Emily Logan also said her office met with “resistance” when investigating children in care.

# state-care - Saturday 23 June, 2012

Column: Ireland will never care for its people until we admit our own guilt
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Ireland will never care for its people until we admit our own guilt

Jun 23rd 2012, 8:00 AM 56 Views 32 Comments

Revelations over child deaths are just the latest in a long line – and nothing will change unless we move beyond scapegoats, writes Aaron McKenna.

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