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#tusla

# tusla - Yesterday’s News

Internal Tusla documents reveal staff complained of poor engagement from Scouting Ireland

Early drafts of a letter that caused a row between the agency and Scouting Ireland contained stronger criticism of the organisation than the final version.

# tusla - Wednesday 11 December, 2019

'Lily is 83. Her son has moved in - and he's taken control of her pension'

New research being launched today shows how vulnerable adults are falling through the cracks when it comes to safeguarding.

# tusla - Friday 6 December, 2019

Teenage girl was on mental health waiting list for three months before suicide

Niamh’s case is among three child deaths examined by the National Review Panel.

# tusla - Friday 29 November, 2019

Tusla defers deadline for crèches to submit fire risk assessments

Some childcare providers were finding it “particularly challenging” to carry out fire risk assessments.

# tusla - Thursday 21 November, 2019

Ten-fold increase in a decade in number of children from State care reaching out for help

Children as young as five years old required the support of advocates last year.

# tusla - Saturday 2 November, 2019

Chair of Tusla says 'journey of reform' lies ahead with further improvements needed 'on a daily basis'

The former Labour Party leader was addressing foster carers at a conference this morning.

# tusla - Friday 1 November, 2019

Tusla employee jailed for three years for possession of child pornography images

The images were the most serious of their kind.

# tusla - Thursday 31 October, 2019

Foster carers finally given insurance cover by the State following three-year long battle

Some of the 4,500 foster carers in Ireland said the lack of cover had left them exposed

# tusla - Monday 14 October, 2019

RTÉ accused of neglecting child safety in war of words with Tusla ahead of Hyde and Seek exposé

The RTÉ documentary about the Hyde and Seek chain was broadcast on 24 July.

# tusla - Saturday 12 October, 2019

Gay couple encourage other members of the LGBT community to consider fostering children

There are more than 6,000 children in state care in Ireland.

# tusla - Thursday 10 October, 2019

Parents left in limbo after Tusla closes unregistered aftercare facility in south Dublin

Dimples Creche in Sandyford has been forced to close its after-care from tomorrow.

# tusla - Thursday 3 October, 2019

Allocation of social workers to children in foster care 'chaotic', inspection finds

Allocation of social workers to children in foster care 'chaotic', inspection finds

At the time of the inspection, 22% of children did not have an allocated social worker.

# tusla - Monday 23 September, 2019

New rules proposed to limit schools teaching 'difficult' children for fewer hours

Concerns have been raised over the use of reduced timetables.

# tusla - Thursday 19 September, 2019

Teen placed in 'unsafe' and 'unsuitable' hostel has been moved to new location, court told

The case will be mentioned before the High Court in October.

# tusla - Tuesday 27 August, 2019

Woman avoids being sent back to jail for identifying her son in childcare proceedings on social media

It is a criminal offence to identify anyone who is the subject of childcare proceedings.

# tusla - Monday 19 August, 2019

Judge warns of 'serious consequences' after woman posts about childcare proceedings on social media

The woman’s lawyer initially told the court that his client was not willing to remove the material.

# tusla - Friday 16 August, 2019

Solicitor tells court Tusla needs to ‘get their act together’ about putting youths in hostels

The teen has been charged in connection with an alleged incident at a Spar shop on Drumcondra Road.

# tusla - Wednesday 14 August, 2019

Watchdog finds that Tusla failed to alert gardaí to crimes against children in a timely manner

Neglect and sexual abuse were among the suspected crimes that Tusla was slow to report.

# tusla - Thursday 1 August, 2019

Department of Children doesn't know identity of 37 childcare facilities at 'critical' level of risk

The figure was revealed at an Oireachtas committee hearing yesterday morning.

# tusla - Wednesday 31 July, 2019

Tusla identifies 'critical' level of risk at 37 childcare facilities across the country

The figure was revealed at an Oireachtas committee hearing this morning.

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.

# tusla - Sunday 28 July, 2019

Hyde & Seek creche owner ordered to pay damages over standard of rental accommodation in 2013

Anne Davy featured in an RTÉ Investigates documentary into childcare this week.

# tusla - Friday 26 July, 2019

Issues of non-compliance found at fourth Hyde & Seek creche not featured in documentary

The Drumcondra creche was not covered on this week’s RTÉ documentary.

# tusla - Thursday 25 July, 2019

'Our trust has been betrayed': Hyde and Seek parents speak out after RTÉ Investigates programme

Meanwhile, Hyde and Seek it had taken steps to deal with “urgent issues” highlighted in the RTÉ programme last night.

Tusla releases advice for parents as Zappone 'appalled' at treatment of children in creches Hyde And Seek This post contains videos

Tusla releases advice for parents as Zappone 'appalled' at treatment of children in creches

Children were filmed being roughly handled in the footage recorded by RTÉ Investigates, and concerns were raised about fire safety and other issues.

Planning authority raised concerns about fire evacuation at Hyde & Seek creche before its construction Exclusive

A number of fire safety issues at the creche chain were raised during an RTÉ documentary last night.

Loose blind cords and faecal matter in cots: Details of Tusla inspections of Hyde & Seek creches emerge

The reports for the various creches identified numerous non-compliance issues.

# tusla - Monday 24 June, 2019

More than 6,000 physical abuse referrals to child and family agency last year

The most common form of abuse in cases referred to Tusla was emotional abuse.

# tusla - Saturday 8 June, 2019

No chairs, beds or blankets in seclusion rooms at UK facility where Irish teens are treated

The facility faces closure if improvements are not made within six months.

# tusla - Thursday 23 May, 2019

Taoiseach will act upon report which lists catalogue of failures into HSE and Tusla handling of foster home abuse case

The children involved were left with a foster family for several years despite abuse claims.

# tusla - Tuesday 30 April, 2019

'Lost complete confidence in them': Nearly two new data breaches at Tusla every week

Several potentially serious incidents have been reported since the Data Protection Commission launched an investigation last year.

# tusla - Thursday 25 April, 2019

15-year-old girl pimped by girlfriend for drugs and money to be placed in facility for troubled teens

One of several men that had unprotected sex with the teenager is a male prostitute who is HIV positive.

# tusla - Monday 8 April, 2019

Ombudsman criticises HSE and TUSLA over care for children with disabilities

The collaboration between the HSE and Tusla is still of concern, the ombudsman said.

# tusla - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

Our systems are not working to prevent child sexual violence, even after it is reported

Of all reported cases of child sexual violence only 2% end in a conviction. Children whose disclosures don’t result in a criminal conviction still need protection, writes Dr Clíona Saidléar.

# tusla - Wednesday 13 March, 2019

Tusla denies trying to close down Scouting Ireland 'in one fell swoop'

The organisation said a letter sent to the CEO of Scouting Ireland was not meant to enter the public domain.

# tusla - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

New website launched to help explain to children in care why Tusla is in their lives

The website has been designed by young people with lived experience of the care system.

# tusla - Friday 1 March, 2019

What has this row between Scouting Ireland and Tusla been about?

Child safety expert Ian Elliott said that the organisation is “as safe as it can be and getting safer” – Tusla disagrees.

Second investigation launched into Tusla over 'large volume' of privacy breaches Exclusive

The Data Protection Commission previously uncovered a string of failings at the State agency.

# tusla - Thursday 28 February, 2019

Scouting Ireland asks Tusla for evidence about why it questioned overnight camping trips

Scouting Ireland says these concerns were never raised with the organisation.

# tusla - Thursday 21 February, 2019

Judge orders video footage of child being taken into care be seized over social media fears

Tusla had concerns that the footage would be posted on YouTube.

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