Among those getting their Junior Certificate results yesterday were more than 100 students who sat their exams in prisons.
Thu, 12 Sep, 2013
Independent health inspectors have expressed concern at a child being confined to a locked section of a state-run special care unit on a continuous basis since April.
Wed, 05 Sep, 2012
More than 100 staff at the country’s three special care units for troubled teens have racked up a combined 14,000 sick leave days over the past three years, figures obtained by the Irish Examiner show.
Sat, 07 Apr, 2012
SIGNIFICANT failings in the management and staffing of special care units are compromising the state’s capacity to meet the needs of the vulnerable children they house, a report has found.
Tue, 05 Apr, 2011
THE controversial Ballydowd residential care facility for children should be closed according to an inspections watchdog which said conditions there had worsened since a HSE U-turn on an initial plan to shut it down last year.
Wed, 01 Sep, 2010
Health watchdogs today ordered the closure of two special care units for disruptive teenagers over safety concerns.
Tue, 31 Aug, 2010
NO replacement beds have been provided for troubled teenagers requiring secure care following the closure of the state’s main special care unit last year.
Sat, 22 May, 2010
SOCIAL care workers are “walking on eggshells” and feel they cannot respond in a normal and natural way to children’s needs due to the increasingly strict guidelines they must adhere to.
Thu, 25 Feb, 2010
A SPECIAL care unit for disturbed children, which was built following a 1998 High Court order to the State authorities, is not designed to meet their needs, the unit’s manager told the court yesterday.
Thu, 28 Nov, 2002
THE country’s only secure facility for troubled teenagers has been severely criticised by State inspectors.
Sat, 21 Sep, 2002
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