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# A Breach of Trust

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# A Breach of Trust
Girl (5) awarded €17,500 after being moved to 'harsh and abusive' room in Dublin créche
Court heard that she went from being a ‘happy’ child to a ‘;cranky’ one after being moved to a different room in the creche.
Voices
'Government thinks it's perfectly acceptable for childcare workers to have absolutely no training'
The Department of Children and Youth Affairs has rowed back on its promise that every childcare worker will need a minimum qualification by this September.
# A Breach of Trust
Links Creche faces 24 charges after claims of 'disrespectful, degrading and exploitative' treatment
The charges, heard in court today, relate to allegations of mistreatment of children highlighted in Prime Time’s ‘A Breach of Trust’ programme.
Voices
Opinion: One year on from the Prime Time childcare exposé – what have we learned?
I watched last year’s Prime Time documentary in tears, as did many parents around the country. Have the inspection and regulatory changes that followed been enough?
# Childcare
Efforts to improve standards after RTÉ creche investigation "have not been enough"
Early Childhood Ireland has said that the funding made available has been a “trickle of the stream” that is needed.
# giraffe childcare
Management investigating after toddlers wander out of Stepaside creche
The ‘Giraffe’ facility in Belarmine was one of three crèches featured as part of an RTÉ investigation into alleged mistreatment of children earlier this year.
# Childcare
HSE: 'Creche breached child-adult ratio - we marked it compliant by accident'
An inspection report handed to parents whose children attend a Dublin creche identified breaches of child-adult ratios yet marked the facility compliant. The HSE said this was an “administrative error”.
# Childcare
Crèche inspection reports to be put online from next month
Frances Fitzgerald has outlined plans to change the childcare regulation system following RTÉ’s exposé last month.
# Childcare
Better qualified staff and robust inspections in new pre-school agenda
The new ‘Pre-school Quality Agenda’ will ensure action is taken in response to findings of non-compliance.
# A Breach of Trust
HSE director 'sorry' for not putting creche reports online
“I apologise for that…It was in a queue of things to happen. It was resource-restricted. It will happen now.”
# A Breach of Trust
Profit-making childhood services to pay 'significant registration fee'
Chief executive-designate of the Child and Family Agency Gordon Jeyes described the portrayal of childcare in RTÉ Prime Time’s investigation as “truly horrifying”.
# Your Say
Poll: Should CCTV be installed in Irish creches?
The idea has been mooted in light of revelations in this week’s Prime Time investigation.
# Little Harvard
In letter to parents, creche 'does not accept general thrust' of RTÉ footage
Little Harvard has defended itself in a letter sent home with children who attend its five creches this week in the wake of the ‘A Breach of Trust’ programme.
# A Breach of Trust
Did you miss the Prime Time creche expose? Here's what happened
With RTÉ not making the programme available to view again, TheJournal.ie presents an in-depth recap of the programme for those who missed it.
# A Breach of Trust
Links Childcare plans CCTV streaming as it tries to 'repair loss of trust'
The under fire creche has issued a statement about RTÉ’s damning Prime Time investigation into practices of its staff.
# A Breach of Trust
RTÉ: No repeats or online airing of Prime Time creche investigation
The one-off broadcast last night showed young children being mistreated by staff at three creches in Dublin and Wicklow.
# A Breach of Trust
Anger as RTE Prime Time shows mistreatment of creche children
The programme which aired last night showed staff aggressively handling children, shouting at them, and leaving them in high chairs for long periods.
# A Breach of Trust
RTE Prime Time creche investigation to air tonight
The station has promised parents it will only broadcast the programme once and it will not by uploaded to the RTE Player.