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# tusla - Tuesday 5 June, 2018

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

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

Jun 5th 2018, 2:00 PM 6,070 Views 8 Comments

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'
# Sexual Abuse
# Sexual Abuse

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

May 31st 2018, 7:00 AM 24,319 Views 109 Comments

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
# HIQA
# HIQA

'Deeply concerning': Foster services criticised over lack of garda vetting and shortfall in carers

Apr 5th 2018, 1:55 PM 7,831 Views 5 Comments

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'
# Tusla
# Tusla

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

Mar 29th 2018, 6:25 AM 8,810 Views 12 Comments

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
# Child And Family Agency
# Child And Family Agency

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

Mar 28th 2018, 11:02 AM 13,469 Views 23 Comments

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
# Garda Inspectorate
# Garda Inspectorate

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

Feb 27th 2018, 8:19 PM 10,753 Views 11 Comments

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
# Copy And Paste Error
# Copy And Paste Error

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

Feb 13th 2018, 6:00 PM 19,624 Views 0 Comments

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
# Dublin
# Dublin

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

Feb 13th 2018, 6:05 AM 52,601 Views 39 Comments

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

# tusla - Monday 29 January, 2018

Two young children in care report sexual abuse by 11 people including their parents
# Child Abuse
# Child Abuse

Two young children in care report sexual abuse by 11 people including their parents

Jan 29th 2018, 12:05 AM 35,101 Views 20 Comments

Their story is one of 16 case studies published by the Child Care Law Reporting Project .

# tusla - Monday 15 January, 2018

Child with Down Syndrome and severe autism who was abandoned at birth was 'not receiving sufficient HSE and Tusla support'
# Molly's Case
# Molly's Case

Child with Down Syndrome and severe autism who was abandoned at birth was 'not receiving sufficient HSE and Tusla support'

Jan 15th 2018, 6:01 AM 15,185 Views 17 Comments

Tusla has committed to undertaking a “systemic review” of supports.

# tusla - Monday 8 January, 2018

Boy accused of assisting in alleged rape of sister is placed in secure unit
# High Court
# High Court

Boy accused of assisting in alleged rape of sister is placed in secure unit

Jan 8th 2018, 4:34 PM 44,468 Views 0 Comments

The 15-year-old has a history of drug taking and alcohol abuse, the High Court has been told.

# tusla - Friday 5 January, 2018

Waterford bishop warns local schools of paedophile ex-priest's 'recent activities'
# Child Abuse
# Child Abuse

Waterford bishop warns local schools of paedophile ex-priest's 'recent activities'

Jan 5th 2018, 12:05 AM 73,508 Views 81 Comments

In a letter sent out before Christmas, the Bishop said that convicted paedophile Oliver O’Grady was “seeking victims in our midst”.

# tusla - Sunday 24 December, 2017

The 9 at 9: Christmas Eve
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Christmas Eve

Dec 24th 2017, 8:57 AM 8,164 Views 3 Comments

Here’s all the news you need to know on Christmas Eve.

Tusla CEO on McCabe case: 'It still riles me slightly. The cut and paste error wasn't us'
# Whistleblower
# Whistleblower

Tusla CEO on McCabe case: 'It still riles me slightly. The cut and paste error wasn't us'

Dec 24th 2017, 6:00 AM 19,180 Views 0 Comments

Fred McBride did say that Tusla “mismanaged” aspects of the case but the original error didn’t come from them.

# tusla - Saturday 23 December, 2017

'It certainly doesn't help': Tusla CEO says negative media coverage makes it harder to keep staff
# Retention
# Retention

'It certainly doesn't help': Tusla CEO says negative media coverage makes it harder to keep staff

Dec 23rd 2017, 6:30 AM 8,677 Views 17 Comments

Fred McBride was speaking at the end of another challenging year for the Child and Family Agency.

# tusla - Thursday 21 December, 2017

'We're not trying to manipulate figures': Tusla says social worker backlog is lower than numbers suggest
# Unallocated
# Unallocated

'We're not trying to manipulate figures': Tusla says social worker backlog is lower than numbers suggest

Dec 21st 2017, 6:05 AM 8,557 Views 19 Comments

The stats show that there are just under 5,300 cases where children are not allocated a social worker.

# tusla - Saturday 2 December, 2017

6 months on from damning report, State finally taking concerns on child protection seriously says charity
# National Level
# National Level

6 months on from damning report, State finally taking concerns on child protection seriously says charity

Dec 2nd 2017, 10:00 PM 11,991 Views 9 Comments

Geoffrey Shannon published a damning audit of the approach from gardaí and Tusla to child protection concerns earlier this year.

# tusla - Tuesday 21 November, 2017

'Major non-compliance': 82 foster carers in Cork did not have up-to-date Garda vetting
# FOSTERING
# FOSTERING

'Major non-compliance': 82 foster carers in Cork did not have up-to-date Garda vetting

Nov 21st 2017, 2:12 PM 9,035 Views 11 Comments

HIQA has written to the COO of Tusla about the risks that were identified.

# tusla - Thursday 9 November, 2017

€19 million a year spent on private foster care because Tusla is overstretched
# Service Gap
# Service Gap

€19 million a year spent on private foster care because Tusla is overstretched

Nov 9th 2017, 6:01 AM 9,380 Views 1 Comment

Oireachtas Children’s Committee will today recommend resources be used to recruit more social workers for public service.

# tusla - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

Mother told to call gardaí for her autistic son as HSE services were shut at the weekend
# Mick Wallace
# Mick Wallace

Mother told to call gardaí for her autistic son as HSE services were shut at the weekend

Nov 8th 2017, 2:25 PM 11,978 Views 21 Comments

Mick Wallace read the woman’s plight into the Dáíl record yesterday.

# tusla - Thursday 26 October, 2017

Oberstown: Almost half of children detained in centre at risk of abuse or neglect
# Study
# Study

Oberstown: Almost half of children detained in centre at risk of abuse or neglect

Oct 26th 2017, 10:33 AM 10,339 Views 27 Comments

This is according to the a new study into the detainees of the centre.

# tusla - Wednesday 25 October, 2017

Absence of records on McCabe file could have been a cover-up, says social worker
# Disclosures Tribunal
# Disclosures Tribunal

Absence of records on McCabe file could have been a cover-up, says social worker

Oct 25th 2017, 4:08 PM 10,820 Views 0 Comments

Lisa O’Loghlen said any cover-up may have been Tusla covering its own mistakes.

New arrivals: Four children from 'The Jungle' camp to arrive in Ireland soon
# Tusla
# Tusla

New arrivals: Four children from 'The Jungle' camp to arrive in Ireland soon

Oct 25th 2017, 2:26 PM 16,636 Views 85 Comments

So far, 30 children who have been separated from their families have been brought to Ireland.

# tusla - Monday 23 October, 2017

'It wasn't stood over by the witness': Tribunal hears closing arguments in Keith Harrison module
# Disclosures Tribunal
# Disclosures Tribunal

'It wasn't stood over by the witness': Tribunal hears closing arguments in Keith Harrison module

Oct 23rd 2017, 7:12 PM 15,587 Views 0 Comments

Information about the threats came from two anonymous 999 calls in October 2013.

# tusla - Thursday 19 October, 2017

Nearly 20,000 reports of suspected child abuse were made to Tusla last year
# Child Abuse
# Child Abuse

Nearly 20,000 reports of suspected child abuse were made to Tusla last year

Oct 19th 2017, 5:19 PM 9,722 Views 18 Comments

This represents a 5% increase from 2015 figures.

# tusla - 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 9,658 Views 6 Comments

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

# tusla - Monday 9 October, 2017

Barrister says that evidence of Donegal's most senior garda should not be accepted by Tribunal
# Disclosures Tribunal
# Disclosures Tribunal

Barrister says that evidence of Donegal's most senior garda should not be accepted by Tribunal

Oct 9th 2017, 2:08 PM 22,044 Views 0 Comments

Chief Superintendent Terry McGinn did not make notes when she directed an investigation into alleged actions of Keith Harrison.

# tusla - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

'Sex offenders may be continuing to abuse children despite Tusla being told of their activities'
# One In Four
# One In Four

'Sex offenders may be continuing to abuse children despite Tusla being told of their activities'

Oct 4th 2017, 6:35 AM 11,176 Views 19 Comments

One in Four said that Tusla was “woefully under resourced” and there were “great inconsistencies” in child protection procedures across the country.

# tusla - Sunday 24 September, 2017

Author of damning report on gardaí's child protection record invited to train new recruits
# Geoffrey Shannon
# Geoffrey Shannon

Author of damning report on gardaí's child protection record invited to train new recruits

Sep 24th 2017, 12:05 AM 13,002 Views 19 Comments

Professor Geoffrey Shannon published a comprehensive audit of the gardaí’s child protection practices in May.

# tusla - Tuesday 19 September, 2017

Tribunal hears details of fight between garda whistleblower and partner that led to 999 call
# Donegal
# Donegal

Tribunal hears details of fight between garda whistleblower and partner that led to 999 call

Sep 19th 2017, 8:41 PM 23,900 Views 0 Comments

Marisa Simms said Keith Harrison was “out of control” but later withdrew this statement.

# tusla - Monday 18 September, 2017

Retired garda says colleague's death in line of duty had 'devastating effect' on officers
# Disclosures Tribunal
# Disclosures Tribunal

Retired garda says colleague's death in line of duty had 'devastating effect' on officers

Sep 18th 2017, 4:29 PM 29,412 Views 0 Comments

Retired Garda Sergeant Daniel Devlin told the Charleton Tribunal “emotionally, everyone was badly affected” after Garda Gary McLoughlin was killed.

# tusla - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

'Extremely vulnerable' teenager in State care needs to be transferred to UK, court hears
# Tusla
# Tusla

'Extremely vulnerable' teenager in State care needs to be transferred to UK, court hears

Sep 12th 2017, 5:21 PM 13,902 Views 0 Comments

Those involved in her treatment say the best place for the 16-year-old is at the St Andrew’s Healthcare facility in Northampton.

# tusla - Friday 1 September, 2017

Teenagers leaving State care now legally entitled to aftercare plan
# Age Of 18
# Age Of 18

Teenagers leaving State care now legally entitled to aftercare plan

Sep 1st 2017, 12:16 PM 7,740 Views 15 Comments

The scheme, which starts today, will ensure a young person remains supported in the years after they leave the system.

# tusla - Wednesday 30 August, 2017

Traveller family take action against council over refusal to offer them housing
# Donegal
# Donegal

Traveller family take action against council over refusal to offer them housing

Aug 30th 2017, 4:55 PM 21,550 Views 0 Comments

The family of seven are living in a caravan without basic facilities such as running water.

# tusla - Monday 21 August, 2017

Former Tusla boss was paid €40k after leaving post last year
# Gordon Jeyes
# Gordon Jeyes

Former Tusla boss was paid €40k after leaving post last year

Aug 21st 2017, 6:05 AM 14,866 Views 19 Comments

The figures were revealed in the agency’s annual accounts.

# tusla - Sunday 13 August, 2017

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 22,275 Views 36 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.

# tusla - Saturday 12 August, 2017

'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 40,854 Views 31 Comments

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

# tusla - Tuesday 8 August, 2017

'You cannot trust these people' - Woman who had disclosure of abuse lost by Tusla slams report on its failings
# Having Her Say
# Having Her Say

'You cannot trust these people' - Woman who had disclosure of abuse lost by Tusla slams report on its failings

Aug 8th 2017, 12:05 AM 14,355 Views 12 Comments

The woman, whose records were lost by the HSE/Tusla for over three years, says she feels the latest ombudsman report into Tusla’s complaints procedures won’t change anything.

# tusla - Sunday 30 July, 2017

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

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

Jul 30th 2017, 12:05 AM 35,433 Views 28 Comments

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.

# tusla - Tuesday 25 July, 2017

False rape allegation about Maurice McCabe 'remained on file until this year'
# Disclosures Tribunal
# Disclosures Tribunal

False rape allegation about Maurice McCabe 'remained on file until this year'

Jul 25th 2017, 3:34 PM 9,247 Views 0 Comments

The Charleton Tribunal is looking into whether garda whistleblower McCabe was the target of a smear campaign.