Complex child protection cases are taking years to move through the courts, plagued by multiple adjournments, poor co-operation between gardaí and social workers, limited judicial resources and limited specialist services for the victims of child sex abuse.
Wed, 06 Jun, 2018
Tusla succeeded in securing access to DVDs of garda interviews in which children alleged they were sexually abused by their parents, despite claims by gardaí that releasing the material could compromise its criminal investigation.
Mon, 12 Jun, 2017
People’s “lived experience” of family life and willingness to talk about it trumped all the arguments against change during both the divorce and marriage equality referendums, a family law expert has claimed.
Sun, 16 Aug, 2015
The first interim report from the Child Care Law Reporting Project has found that 20% of children taken into the care of the State have special needs and 12% of all child care proceedings involve children whose parents have a mental illness or intellectual difficulty.
Wed, 06 Nov, 2013
The case of a six-year-old boy in overseas residential care for the past three years, and who can not remember his siblings, is just one of a number of tragic cases highlighted by a project that looks at how and why children are taken into care.
Mon, 10 Jun, 2013
A JUDGE handling childcare cases has complained that children brought before him because of concerns about their welfare have to make do with overstretched social workers, shortages of court time, ill-equipped accommodation and communication blunders.
Tue, 10 Jul, 2007