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#vulnerable children

# vulnerable-children - Sunday 16 July, 2017

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

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

# vulnerable-children - Saturday 27 May, 2017

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

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

# vulnerable-children - Sunday 21 May, 2017

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

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

# vulnerable-children - Tuesday 16 June, 2015

Baby Maria, childcare, and why all we want the 'storybook child'

There are currently over 6,000 children in the Irish care system but in childhood, as in life, the implication is that younger is better.