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#tusla

# 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.

# tusla - Saturday 16 February, 2019

Young people share their experiences in care: 'This was the chapter where I turned my life around'

A number of young people shared their experiences yesterday and said they want to erase the stigma attached to being in the care system.

# tusla - Sunday 27 January, 2019

Tusla has deemed 350 unborn children at risk of significant harm in 3 years

Last year, Tusla deemed that 100 unborn children were at risk of significant harm and took steps to protect them.

# tusla - Monday 21 January, 2019

Judge told child in rural Irish town may have been trafficked

In another case the court heard a pre-school age child may have been sexually abused while in foster care.

# tusla - Thursday 17 January, 2019

Hiqa report suggests allegations of abuse in Dublin were 'underreported' by Tusla to gardaí

Hiqa’s inspectors reviewed 26 files and found that in 19 of them allegations had not been appropriately notified to gardaí by social workers.

Penalties for parents who fail to send children to school are 'totally inadequate', judge claims

Penalty for the offence on first conviction is a fine of up to €1,000 and a possible one-month sentence.

# tusla - Saturday 12 January, 2019

Six-month waitlist for counselling and confusion for those affected by adoption scandal despite promises Exclusive

The HSE told Tusla it hadn’t received any direction on this, despite the Department of Children believing it to be the case.

# tusla - Thursday 10 January, 2019

Ireland to accept 5 migrant minors from Malta following EU deal to relocate almost 300 people

Almost 50 migrants who were stranded at sea for weeks aboard two rescue ships arrived in Malta yesterday.

# tusla - Friday 28 December, 2018

Foster mother loses High Court challenge over how Tusla removed child from her care

The woman fostered the boy, who has certain medical conditions, for more than a year after his birth in 2016.

# tusla - Friday 23 November, 2018

Tusla sets up helpline in wake of reports of 71 alleged abusers in Scouting Ireland review

It comes after Minister Katherine Zappone revealed the findings earlier this week.

# tusla - Thursday 11 October, 2018

Children went 'missing' from Tusla care home more than 100 times in twelve-month period

The findings were made as part of an unannounced inspection by HIQA in July.

Tribunal 'might have been unnecessary' had Tusla admitted what happened with McCabe allegation

The Charleton report charges the child and family agency of “astounding inefficiency”.

# tusla - Tuesday 2 October, 2018

Arrest over distribution of 'child sex dolls' as gardaí raid 32 premises

Digital material, computers and mobile phones were seized in the searches which took place over the last five days.

Tusla has a file from 1980s on Bill Kenneally, says abuse survivor

The 20-page file was written in the 1980s, and was brought to the attention of survivors through an FOI request.

# tusla - Tuesday 25 September, 2018

Foster mother takes Tusla to High Court over refusal to consider her as adoptive parent for child

The woman had been caring for the boy from a few months after his birth until April of this year.

# tusla - Monday 17 September, 2018

Mother in court after daughter misses year at secondary school

The offence can result in a prison sentence of up to one month and a €1,000 fine.

Nine-year-old boy in care moved five different times in 13 days

“His experience in care is augmenting his experience of harm that brought him into care,” the judge said.

# tusla - Friday 31 August, 2018

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

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

# tusla - Thursday 30 August, 2018

The CEO of Tusla, Fred McBride, is resigning

The organisation has been plagued with a number of scandals in recent years.

# tusla - Friday 10 August, 2018

'We have a duty to keep personal info private': Tusla denies withholding child abuse details from gardaí

The agency has acknowledged that it is concerned about requirements it has to inform suspects about complaints made to gardaí.

# tusla - Friday 6 July, 2018

Adoption scandal: Officials questioned whether telling those affected would 'do more harm than good' Exclusive

There may be more people than the 126 identified so far caught up in the St Patrick’s Guild adoption scandal.

# tusla - Saturday 30 June, 2018

'Utter nonsense': The curious case of Keith Harrison at the Disclosures Tribunal

Unequivocally, and often brutally, Mr Justice Charleton dismissed the claims made by Garda Harrison at the Disclosures Tribunal.

A series of catastrophic events: What happened in the Tusla module at the Disclosures Tribunal

It finished nearly 12 months ago and here’s a breakdown of what happened.

# tusla - Saturday 23 June, 2018

Gardaí and Tusla still notify each other of child sexual abuse cases via fax or post

Publishing a report on Tusla failings this week, Hiqa said “critically important information” was being distributed this way.

# tusla - Wednesday 20 June, 2018

Foster mother gets backdated payment of €28,600 after Tusla cut her allowances

The woman’s allowances were reduced significantly when her two children turned 18, despite them both having intellectual disabilities.

# tusla - Tuesday 19 June, 2018

Tusla 'apologises profusely' for McCabe errors as damning report highlights systemic failures

Hiqa published a report into Tusla’s errors in handling the Maurice McCabe case today, and pointed to a litany of failures.

Tusla chief's email to staff ahead of McCabe report's release: 'We can weather this storm'

Health watchdog Hiqa is due to publish its report into Tulsa’s handling of information, ordered by Minister Zappone last year.

# tusla - Tuesday 5 June, 2018

Child abuse cases bogged down by lack of cooperation between gardaí and social workers

A major report has found that the courts aren’t adequately resourced to deal with complex cases.

# tusla - Thursday 31 May, 2018

'The sanctity of the confession box is still an issue when it comes to keeping children safe'

Survivors of Ryan, Ferns, Murphy and Cloyne are angry, writes Tanya Ward.

# tusla - 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.

# tusla - Thursday 29 March, 2018

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

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

# tusla - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

Tusla will underspend its 2017 budget by €11.4m - here's why

The Child and Family Agency identified hiring and retaining staff, as well as reputational damage as challenges this year.

# tusla - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

'Untrained' investigators: Garda approach in child sex abuse cases criticised

Chief Inspector Mark Toland said that “child sexual abuse is one of the most serious types of crime” that Gardaí deal with.

# tusla - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

Maurice McCabe accepts fake rape allegation against him in HSE report was unintentional, Tribunal hears

The Disclosures Tribunal has concluded its first module and will break until next month.

Parents whose son missed 243 days of school in 3 years fail to turn up to court

The father told an education and welfare officer that the missed school days were a result of his “bad back”.

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