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# tusla - Saturday 22 July, 2017

'Grave error', 'emotional', 'catastrophic': The who, what and when of the Maurice McCabe saga
# Get Up To Speed
# Get Up To Speed

'Grave error', 'emotional', 'catastrophic': The who, what and when of the Maurice McCabe saga

Jul 22nd 2017, 12:05 AM 18,938 Views 0 Comments

16 days in to the Disclosures Tribunal, we give you a breakdown of what people said happened and when they said it did.

# tusla - Thursday 20 July, 2017

'No Garda vetting, inadequate investigations' - Tusla slammed over standard of Cork foster care services
# Inadequate
# Inadequate

'No Garda vetting, inadequate investigations' - Tusla slammed over standard of Cork foster care services

Jul 20th 2017, 2:00 PM 14,206 Views 20 Comments

An inspection by health authority Hiqa has found that the Cork area shows ‘major non-compliance’ with accepted standards of foster care.

# tusla - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

Government accused of 'wilfully' releasing inaccurate homelessness figures
# Policy Briefing
# Policy Briefing

Government accused of 'wilfully' releasing inaccurate homelessness figures

Jul 19th 2017, 2:29 PM 9,720 Views 55 Comments

Eoin Ó Broin said that the Housing Department was “knowingly releasing incorrect monthly homeless figures”.

Poll: Would you consider home schooling your children?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you consider home schooling your children?

Jul 19th 2017, 10:26 AM 25,073 Views 103 Comments

A report this morning suggests that the number of children home-schooled in Ireland has doubled in the past five years.

Dying man refused access to grandchildren over 'unfounded' abuse allegation
# Tusla
# Tusla

Dying man refused access to grandchildren over 'unfounded' abuse allegation

Jul 19th 2017, 12:05 AM 30,458 Views 27 Comments

A new report from the Ombudsman highlighted case studies where Tusla failed to adequately investigate abuse allegations.

# tusla - Tuesday 18 July, 2017

'We need consistency': Long delays by Tusla in dealing with abuse allegations, report says
# Taking Stock
# Taking Stock

'We need consistency': Long delays by Tusla in dealing with abuse allegations, report says

Jul 18th 2017, 12:06 PM 7,231 Views 14 Comments

The Ombudsman was critical of Tusla’s procedures for dealing with abuse allegations.

# tusla - Sunday 16 July, 2017

'I want my rapist father to die in prison for what he did to me': Woman continues fight for justice
# Historical Abuse
# Historical Abuse

'I want my rapist father to die in prison for what he did to me': Woman continues fight for justice

Jul 16th 2017, 9:00 PM 35,451 Views 35 Comments

The woman at the centre of an historical abuse allegation has written to the DPP asking for the reasons as to why her father was not charged.

Foster carers 'felt disrespected' by social workers, report finds
# Vulnerable Children
# Vulnerable Children

Foster carers 'felt disrespected' by social workers, report finds

Jul 16th 2017, 7:30 AM 9,589 Views 7 Comments

In all, 300 social workers and foster carers responded to a joint consultation from Tusla and the Irish Foster Care Association.

# tusla - Friday 14 July, 2017

Children can now be adopted by their foster carers after 18 months
# Adoption Bill
# Adoption Bill

Children can now be adopted by their foster carers after 18 months

Jul 14th 2017, 1:10 PM 30,609 Views 21 Comments

The Adoption (Amendment) Bill 2016 has passed its final stages in Dáil Éireann.

# tusla - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

'This should be the bare minimum we expect': Fostering service to close down in wake of damning report
# HIQA
# HIQA

'This should be the bare minimum we expect': Fostering service to close down in wake of damning report

Jul 12th 2017, 5:38 PM 13,927 Views 2 Comments

Fresh Start Foster Care Service said it was ceasing operations due to “ongoing difficulties in relation to retention and recruitment of staff”.

# tusla - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

Senior Tusla manager says there was no 'liaison or collusion' with gardaí on McCabe file
# Disclosures Tribunal
# Disclosures Tribunal

Senior Tusla manager says there was no 'liaison or collusion' with gardaí on McCabe file

Jul 11th 2017, 7:53 PM 10,733 Views 0 Comments

At the Disclosures Tribunal today, senior Tusla manager Gerard Lowry denied he was trying to blame others for “catastrophic errors”.

# tusla - Monday 10 July, 2017

'Every error that is made is to the detriment of Sgt McCabe. There isn't an error in his favour'
# Disclosures Tribunal
# Disclosures Tribunal

'Every error that is made is to the detriment of Sgt McCabe. There isn't an error in his favour'

Jul 10th 2017, 7:17 PM 20,489 Views 0 Comments

The Disclosures Tribunal has heard that the false Maurice McCabe child sex allegations were ‘absolutely coincidences’.

# tusla - Friday 7 July, 2017

'That was an oversight on my part and human error': Social worker says she failed to notice two names on same file
# Charleton Tribunal
# Charleton Tribunal

'That was an oversight on my part and human error': Social worker says she failed to notice two names on same file

Jul 7th 2017, 10:30 PM 31,693 Views 0 Comments

The Disclosures Tribunal has heard how a HSE social work team leader wrote to gardaí about the claims in 2013.

# tusla - Thursday 29 June, 2017

'He pinned my arms down and he strangled me': Couple with challenged son call for more support
# Disability
# Disability

'He pinned my arms down and he strangled me': Couple with challenged son call for more support

Jun 29th 2017, 9:55 PM 25,514 Views 21 Comments

Edel Dooley and her husband Anton spoke this morning on RTÉ’s Today with Sean O’Rourke about their eight-year-old son Jacob.

# tusla - Monday 26 June, 2017

HSE misallocated latest request from sexual abuse survivor whose claims it lost for 3 years
# Frustration
# Frustration

HSE misallocated latest request from sexual abuse survivor whose claims it lost for 3 years

Jun 26th 2017, 12:05 AM 13,933 Views 0 Comments

The HSE’s dealings with ‘Mary’ has seen it issue her with a number of apologies since 2010.

# tusla - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

'It's not always as straightforward': Tusla chief on removing children at high risk from State care
# Foster Care
# Foster Care

'It's not always as straightforward': Tusla chief on removing children at high risk from State care

Jun 21st 2017, 3:45 PM 8,061 Views 8 Comments

Tusla chief executive Fred McBride was speaking at the Joint Committee on Children and Youth Affairs this morning.

# tusla - Friday 16 June, 2017

"This is a difficult case": Placement found for teenager left 'lying in hospital' for weeks
# Finding A Solution
# Finding A Solution

"This is a difficult case": Placement found for teenager left 'lying in hospital' for weeks

Jun 16th 2017, 6:00 PM 12,023 Views 0 Comments

The case had been brought before the High Court by the teenager’s guardian ad litem.

Plight of teenager left 'lying in hospital' for weeks brought to High Court
# Nowhere To Go
# Nowhere To Go

Plight of teenager left 'lying in hospital' for weeks brought to High Court

Jun 16th 2017, 12:05 AM 24,573 Views 0 Comments

There is no suitable placement for the teenager, who has a history of self harm.

# tusla - Monday 12 June, 2017

Sexually abused siblings lived in 'succession of very dirty, chaotic houses'
# Children In Care
# Children In Care

Sexually abused siblings lived in 'succession of very dirty, chaotic houses'

Jun 12th 2017, 12:05 AM 24,526 Views 17 Comments

This case is just one of 22 being highlighted by the Child Care Law Reporting Project today.

# tusla - Saturday 10 June, 2017

'They're extremely loyal. Even though they've grown up with neglect they just want to go home'
# Children In Care
# Children In Care

'They're extremely loyal. Even though they've grown up with neglect they just want to go home'

Jun 10th 2017, 6:30 AM 14,491 Views 5 Comments

Guardians ad litem are appointed by the courts to give children a voice, but that task is by no means an easy one.

# tusla - Tuesday 30 May, 2017

Tusla is "very concerned" after child sexual abuse issue raised on RTE Investigates
# Child Care Act
# Child Care Act

Tusla is "very concerned" after child sexual abuse issue raised on RTE Investigates

May 30th 2017, 5:34 PM 15,003 Views 35 Comments

A report published yesterday found chronic systemic failures in the functions carried out by Tusla.

# tusla - Monday 29 May, 2017

'Children are treated like human trash': The systematic failings in Ireland's child protection system
# Tusla
# Tusla

'Children are treated like human trash': The systematic failings in Ireland's child protection system

May 29th 2017, 1:50 PM 18,806 Views 16 Comments

A report published today found serious issues with inter-agency cooperation when dealing with vulnerable children taken from their parents.

# tusla - Saturday 27 May, 2017

'I was afraid of my father. I thought it was normal to be afraid of adults'
# Foster Care
# Foster Care

'I was afraid of my father. I thought it was normal to be afraid of adults'

May 27th 2017, 12:05 AM 35,003 Views 19 Comments

A new report from NUI Galway highlights the experiences of children in foster care in Ireland.

# tusla - Tuesday 23 May, 2017

Child with an intellectual disability placed in hospital for three months
# Ombudsman For Children
# Ombudsman For Children

Child with an intellectual disability placed in hospital for three months

May 23rd 2017, 4:49 PM 12,378 Views 13 Comments

The Ombudsman for Children is concerned that this is a children’s rights issue and plan to pursue the issue in 2017.

# tusla - Monday 22 May, 2017

Tusla inquiries are a 'major distraction' according to chief executive
# Reform
# Reform

Tusla inquiries are a 'major distraction' according to chief executive

May 22nd 2017, 4:04 PM 9,675 Views 21 Comments

McBride was speaking at the launch of Tusla’s new child protection and welfare strategy for 2017-2022.

# tusla - Sunday 21 May, 2017

'Behind each of these numbers is a child that needs help': The business of fostering in Ireland
# Vulnerable Children
# Vulnerable Children

'Behind each of these numbers is a child that needs help': The business of fostering in Ireland

May 21st 2017, 10:00 PM 18,407 Views 23 Comments

The State spends over €100 million on foster care each year but Tusla’s role in providing this care is under sharp scrutiny.

# tusla - Monday 15 May, 2017

Tusla warns that child protection reports may not have been received over weekend
# Cyber Attack
# Cyber Attack

Tusla warns that child protection reports may not have been received over weekend

May 15th 2017, 4:05 PM 22,680 Views 44 Comments

The Department of Communications described the global cyber attack as “unprecedented”.

# tusla - 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 7,618 Views 9 Comments

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

# tusla - Thursday 27 April, 2017

€6.3 million settlement approved for woman at centre of Grace case
# Abuse
# Abuse

€6.3 million settlement approved for woman at centre of Grace case

Apr 27th 2017, 2:46 PM 12,107 Views 29 Comments

Fianna Fáil TD John McGuinness said that the settlement was appropriate, but questioned whether anything had changed at the HSE and Tusla.

# tusla - Friday 21 April, 2017

'You have come a long way': Court hears how mother turned life around to regain access to child
# Progress
# Progress

'You have come a long way': Court hears how mother turned life around to regain access to child

Apr 21st 2017, 6:05 AM 16,284 Views 0 Comments

The judge adjourned the case until October, when the mother and child’s progress will be seen.

# tusla - Thursday 20 April, 2017

Children abscond from Tusla care centre 42 times in five months
# Urgent Problems
# Urgent Problems

Children abscond from Tusla care centre 42 times in five months

Apr 20th 2017, 4:02 PM 9,334 Views 10 Comments

No further admissions will be made to the Tusla centre until these issues are fixed.

Family Support Agency board member overclaimed €40k in expenses
# Travel Expenses
# Travel Expenses

Family Support Agency board member overclaimed €40k in expenses

Apr 20th 2017, 3:53 PM 15,506 Views 0 Comments

“Obviously, in hindsight, it was wrong, there is no question about that,” Richard Hickey said.

Child remains in care after parents refuse to answer phone or turn up to court hearing
# Family Court
# Family Court

Child remains in care after parents refuse to answer phone or turn up to court hearing

Apr 20th 2017, 6:15 AM 22,353 Views 0 Comments

The family court heard that the family had living arrangements “unsuitable for a young child”.

# tusla - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

16-year-old whose 'life is in danger' over suspected drug debt to be placed in secure care
# Courts
# Courts

16-year-old whose 'life is in danger' over suspected drug debt to be placed in secure care

Apr 19th 2017, 8:26 PM 17,992 Views 0 Comments

The teen had been unable to explain how he came into possession of quantities of cash, counsel said.

# tusla - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

'I don't want waiting lists': Judge rules 'with a heavy heart' for kids to remain in foster care
# Court
# Court

'I don't want waiting lists': Judge rules 'with a heavy heart' for kids to remain in foster care

Apr 18th 2017, 12:05 AM 22,918 Views 0 Comments

The judge rejected an application to return the children home to their father.

# tusla - Monday 3 April, 2017

Six Irish children sent to psychiatric units abroad in last two years
# Tusla
# Tusla

Six Irish children sent to psychiatric units abroad in last two years

Apr 3rd 2017, 12:05 AM 26,938 Views 20 Comments

Three children were last year placed at a facility in northern England that was the subject of a recent, highly-critical documentary concerning the standard of care delivered there.

# tusla - Sunday 2 April, 2017

Six more teenagers from 'The Jungle' migrant camp arrive in Ireland
# Welcome
# Welcome

Six more teenagers from 'The Jungle' migrant camp arrive in Ireland

Apr 2nd 2017, 1:12 PM 31,358 Views 126 Comments

This brings to 25 the number of children separated from their loved ones by the migrant crisis who have been accepted into Ireland.

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 8,463 Views 13 Comments

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

# tusla - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

Woman with intellectual disabilties left in foster home for two years after claims of sexual abuse
# FOSTER CARE ABUSE
# FOSTER CARE ABUSE

Woman with intellectual disabilties left in foster home for two years after claims of sexual abuse

Mar 29th 2017, 7:00 AM 9,189 Views 5 Comments

Yesterday, Cabinet was informed about new disability protocols which will cost €7 million per year.

# tusla - Thursday 9 March, 2017

There were 56,000 reports of child abuse in three years
# Reports
# Reports

There were 56,000 reports of child abuse in three years

Mar 9th 2017, 6:05 AM 9,330 Views 11 Comments

Mattie McGrath said the numbers were “horrifying and deeply disturbing”.