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This year
500% increase in migrant children arriving alone in Ireland claiming asylum
New investigation finds that more than 51,000 minors have disappeared after arriving in Europe between 2021 and 2023.
Teens in private residential care dropped off at Tusla HQ over safety concerns
Private operators of residential care homes for migrant teens had fears over grooming and drug use.
Evidence had been found which suggested teens were being groomed and at risk of sexual exploitation.
Requests to move the at-risk children weren't granted - so the private firm staff decided they needed to discharge the teens from their care.
Protocols brought in since the invasion of Ukraine mean the staff-to-children ratio in these facilities is not as strong as it is in Tusla care homes.
Ireland failing to protect unaccompanied migrant children, EU report states
Debunked: No evidence of children trafficked to Mayo as described in Senator’s tweet
Department officials set to discuss age assessment process for unaccompanied minors, PAC hears
Tusla has cut ties with two for-profit agencies housing vulnerable children following audit
Over 2,800 applications to Tusla's tracing service still awaiting social worker allocation
Tusla struggling to recruit social workers amid large increase in child welfare referrals, CEO says
Last year
Over 60 migrant children missing after disappearing from State care
The boys and girls – who sought protection after fleeing war-torn countries – vanished in Ireland since 2017.
Noteworthy analysis finds a large number of missing migrant children were not the subject of public garda appeals to help locate them
This year alone, 20 refugee children disappeared and remain missing from Tusla care - the highest yearly number to date
Children’s rights organisations express concerns over underage migrants and raise trafficking fears
National child sexual abuse agency could be forced to close due to funding shortfall
Human trafficking victims to be protected from deportation under new plans
'A punch in the gut': Tusla apologises as adopted people wait up to a year for personal records
More than 3,800 applications for records in first year of Birth Information and Tracing Act
Reports about welfare of children in State care deleted amid GDPR concerns
Children with disabilities spending months in inappropriate settings due to lack of supports
Death of 16-month-old in foster care due to several factors including sedative effect of antihistamine
Children’s services across Louth-Meath deemed ‘non-compliant’ in four of six assessed standards
Varadkar: 'There are a lot of good things about being a child in Ireland, but huge deficits too'
Children who alleged inappropriate contact and assault left months on waiting list, Hiqa says
Opinion: The state’s failure of vulnerable children is unfortunately nothing new
Seána Glennon
Tusla says 145 young people in emergency placements this week amid 'unprecedented demand'
Simon Harris: ‘Tusla saying today that it is in crisis should stop the Government in its tracks’
Tusla didn't contact man over child abuse claim for 8 years as 'no worker was available'
Tusla contacted social media platforms several times last year over online abuse towards staff
Tusla to begin contacting 20,000 people whose data was compromised during HSE cyber-attack
Children’s Minister to seek approval to alter legal status of childminders
Officials warned that lack of social workers would delay giving adopted people their records
All time
Tusla chief Bernard Gloster appointed as the HSE's new CEO
Adopted people 'disgusted' and 'distraught' they might not get their records until autumn 2023
Survivor Mick Finnegan calls on St John’s Ambulance to publish report on past child abuse ‘without delay’
Domestic violence services invited to apply for new funding stream secured in Budget 23
Tusla and AAI given new tracing powers after 'technical issue' arises with Birth Information Act
Mother and Baby Homes: Forum says Tusla is 'erratic, dysfunctional and devoid of trust'
Adoption Authority boss says timelines to process birth information were 'too tight'
Waiting time for adopted people to get birth information triples to 90 days
Information and tracing services under Birth Act to begin from next month
HIQA inspection finds child sexual abuse case left waiting 11 months for initial assessment
Tusla cannot confirm how many records it has about St Gerard's mother and baby home
Almost 900 people sign up to adoption tracing system - 32 have 'no contact' preference
'Two babies from one family, gone': Tusla unable to locate records despite 'extensive' search