The vast majority of children in care did not attend their Child in Care Review and almost a quarter of reviews did not operate within statutory guidelines, according to new research.
Cork GAA clubs have been warned to stop facilitating “unregulated camps” on their grounds.
The 5,469 foster children in Ireland get to live with a family, even if it’s not their own. Anyone, single or married, gay or straight, young or old, can be a foster parent, says Catherine Bond
Three social workers involved in the processing of the false Maurice McCabe sexual abuse allegation in Tusla are to face a fitness to practise inquiry.
The evidence that our public services are dangerously under-resourced is overwhelming.
Nobody has been sanctioned in Tusla for serious data breaches being investigated by the Data Protection Commissioner, it has emerged.
Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon has said that while some of the risks posed by data breaches in Tusla have been mitigated “clearly there is still a lot to be done”.
The highest numbers are in the Dublin north and midwest regions.
An inspection into one of the country's busiest foster care areas has found continuing shortcomings in some aspects of the service there.
A children's charity says children are often referred because of abuse or neglect.
The Children’s Ombudsman Niall Muldoon has criticised both the HSE and Tusla for not adequately making plans for disabled children in care.
There are 21 children in specialised care placements abroad because their needs cannot be met in Ireland.
The Haven Montessori school in Bandon is to close in June after 32 years in business.
Katherine Zappone said that she is calling for an extra €150m per year over the next five years to intensify investment in the sector to make it affordable for families and children.
A new Tusla report has said homelessness is a likely factor in the rising number of referrals to the child and family agency, alongside mandatory reporting.
Labour senator Ged Nash, who is a former TD for Louth, has described the murder of teenager Keane Mulready-Woods as “grotesque, medieval and barbaric.”
New figures from Tusla show a soaring number of incidents notified to its Early Years Inspectorate and an even more dramatic growth in the number of unsolicited tip-offs made to the pre-school services watchdog.
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