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# aftercare

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Vaginal mesh implants: Women complain of delay in aftercare for severe complications
These surgeries have been suspended until recommendations made by the Chief Medical Officer are implemented.
Children at Kildare residential centre told inspectors they 'don't always feel safe'
Some children were concerned about where they would live when they left the centre.
‘I was homeless and in a shelter at 15’: Care leavers being forced into homelessness
Limited supports for children coming through care is forcing young people out onto the streets and into a growing homeless crisis.
Teenagers leaving State care now legally entitled to aftercare plan
The scheme, which starts today, will ensure a young person remains supported in the years after they leave the system.
'I was afraid of my father. I thought it was normal to be afraid of adults'
A new report from NUI Galway highlights the experiences of children in foster care in Ireland.
'It makes you appreciate the fortunate start in life most of us got'
Did you watch last night’s RTÉ documentary?
How some teenagers are forced from foster care into direct provision once they turn 18
The ESRI has published a report into the care given to unaccompanied minors.
'Social workers can't do their jobs properly due to under resourcing'
Social work expert Maurice Fenton said that the relationship between children and carers is being sacrificed.
Urgent need for bereavement training for chaplains in maternity hospitals
The UCC report states the care provided to families following the death of a baby influences their grief journey and plays a key part in their overall recovery.
'If it wasn’t for friends, I’d literally be on the streets'
EPIC has warned that young care leavers are at an increased risk of homelessness.
Legislation published to place 'duty' on Child and Family Agency to provide aftercare
It follows a HSE report late last year that highlighted a number of incidents where young adults died after leaving statutory care.