A member of the Child Care Proceedings in the District Court Research Group will tell an Oireachtas Committee that there is "professional frustration and concern regarding a lack of consistency between courts and about how child care proceedings should be conducted".
The latest revelations by Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, that it still has “serious concerns” over the ability of Scouting Ireland to keep children safe, are shocking and disturbing and will be a great worry to parents and guardians of young people who take part in scouting.
Is childhood a thing of the past? Seems so, when the Children’s Rights Alliance is in favour of the Government’s decision to set the so-called digital age of consent at “the lowest age possible” which in this case is 13 years.
The Government is to review all emergency out-of-hours services for children amid persistent fears that large swathes of the country don’t have the supports to protect minors from “barbaric treatment” in the home.