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#Child and Family Agency

# child-and-family-agency - This year 2022

'Two babies from one family, gone': Tusla unable to locate records despite 'extensive' search
# St Gerard's
# St Gerard's

'Two babies from one family, gone': Tusla unable to locate records despite 'extensive' search

Aug 3rd 2022, 12:05 AM 27,655 Views 0 Comments
  • Tuam survivor Peter Mulryan says it's "awful" that records for his older sister cannot be found, Órla Ryan reports
  • Peter believes there is a chance Bridget may have been incorrectly listed as dead, before being adopted
  • Records related to St Gerard's were given to Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, in 2017
Unaccompanied children as young as 12 arriving into Ireland from Ukraine
# Refugees
# Refugees

Unaccompanied children as young as 12 arriving into Ireland from Ukraine

Mar 24th 2022, 12:15 PM 28,599 Views 11 Comments

14 unaccompanied children are currently in Tusla care.

# child-and-family-agency - Last year 2021

Challenge brought over CFA decision not to uphold child's claims she was sexually abused by man
# High Court
# High Court

Challenge brought over CFA decision not to uphold child's claims she was sexually abused by man

Dec 13th 2021, 10:32 PM 24,224 Views 0 Comments

Counsel for the applicant said the refusal to reopen the matter was unreasonable and unlawful.

Judge gives go-ahead for Covid-19 vaccination of boy (15) against wishes of mother
# Family Law Court
# Family Law Court

Judge gives go-ahead for Covid-19 vaccination of boy (15) against wishes of mother

Oct 22nd 2021, 7:00 PM 51,261 Views 0 Comments

The court heard that the boy told his dedicated social worker that he wants the vaccine.

# child-and-family-agency - All time

Tusla suffers 23 'high risk' data breaches - including stolen files and loss of devices - since last year
# Child And Family Agency
# Child And Family Agency

Tusla suffers 23 'high risk' data breaches - including stolen files and loss of devices - since last year

Aug 17th 2020, 6:30 AM 14,766 Views 9 Comments

The vast majority of the cases involved an “employee error or omission”.

Tusla 'accidentally disclosed' contact and location information of mother and child victim to alleged abuser
# Data Breaches
# Data Breaches

Tusla 'accidentally disclosed' contact and location information of mother and child victim to alleged abuser

Feb 20th 2020, 8:24 AM 30,735 Views 32 Comments

This and other data breaches are outlined in the Data Protection Commission’s annual report.

Parents left in limbo after Tusla closes unregistered aftercare facility in south Dublin
# Childcare
# Childcare

Parents left in limbo after Tusla closes unregistered aftercare facility in south Dublin

Oct 10th 2019, 12:05 AM 40,146 Views 41 Comments

Dimples Creche in Sandyford has been forced to close its after-care from tomorrow.

Woman avoids being sent back to jail for identifying her son in childcare proceedings on social media
# Courts
# Courts

Woman avoids being sent back to jail for identifying her son in childcare proceedings on social media

Aug 27th 2019, 2:35 PM 27,863 Views 0 Comments

It is a criminal offence to identify anyone who is the subject of childcare proceedings.

Court decides child in foster care can go to Church of Ireland school against wishes of Catholic parents
# Family Law
# Family Law

Court decides child in foster care can go to Church of Ireland school against wishes of Catholic parents

Jul 8th 2019, 6:20 AM 39,773 Views 91 Comments

The child’s parents did not consent to her attendance at the school.

More than 6,000 physical abuse referrals to child and family agency last year
# Tusla
# Tusla

More than 6,000 physical abuse referrals to child and family agency last year

Jun 24th 2019, 6:15 AM 7,309 Views 0 Comments

The most common form of abuse in cases referred to Tusla was emotional abuse.

Taoiseach will act upon report which lists catalogue of failures into HSE and Tusla handling of foster home abuse case
# Systemic Failures
# Systemic Failures

Taoiseach will act upon report which lists catalogue of failures into HSE and Tusla handling of foster home abuse case

May 23rd 2019, 4:41 PM 5,975 Views 0 Comments

The children involved were left with a foster family for several years despite abuse claims.

New website launched to help explain to children in care why Tusla is in their lives
# Changing Futures
# Changing Futures

New website launched to help explain to children in care why Tusla is in their lives

Mar 5th 2019, 12:39 PM 9,673 Views 20 Comments

The website has been designed by young people with lived experience of the care system.

Tusla sets up helpline in wake of reports of 71 alleged abusers in Scouting Ireland review
# Child And Family Agency
# Child And Family Agency

Tusla sets up helpline in wake of reports of 71 alleged abusers in Scouting Ireland review

Nov 23rd 2018, 8:16 PM 9,537 Views 21 Comments

It comes after Minister Katherine Zappone revealed the findings earlier this week.

The CEO of Tusla, Fred McBride, is resigning
# Child And Family Agency
# Child And Family Agency

The CEO of Tusla, Fred McBride, is resigning

Updated Aug 30th 2018, 6:24 PM 25,355 Views 40 Comments

The organisation has been plagued with a number of scandals in recent years.

Social workers have to develop skills to deal with allegations of historical abuse 'on the hoof'
# Tusla
# Tusla

Social workers have to develop skills to deal with allegations of historical abuse 'on the hoof'

Mar 29th 2018, 6:25 AM 8,903 Views 10 Comments

The CEO of Tusla has said this area is “one of the most challenging” aspects of the agency’s work.

Tusla will underspend its 2017 budget by €11.4m - here's why
# Child And Family Agency
# Child And Family Agency

Tusla will underspend its 2017 budget by €11.4m - here's why

Mar 28th 2018, 11:02 AM 13,533 Views 23 Comments

The Child and Family Agency identified hiring and retaining staff, as well as reputational damage as challenges this year.

High Court rules that teenager's HIV need not be disclosed to young woman
# Unprecedented
# Unprecedented

High Court rules that teenager's HIV need not be disclosed to young woman

Mar 10th 2018, 2:46 PM 28,534 Views 0 Comments

The case was taken by the Child and Family Agency.

Parents whose son missed 243 days of school in 3 years fail to turn up to court
# Dublin
# Dublin

Parents whose son missed 243 days of school in 3 years fail to turn up to court

Feb 13th 2018, 6:05 AM 52,656 Views 39 Comments

The father told an education and welfare officer that the missed school days were a result of his “bad back”.

Family living without running water sue Donegal County Council after it deferred housing support
# Housing Support
# Housing Support

Family living without running water sue Donegal County Council after it deferred housing support

Sep 19th 2017, 4:32 PM 13,482 Views 29 Comments

The Traveller family had been told that they presented a risk of engaging in anti-social behaviour.

'Extremely vulnerable' teenager in State care needs to be transferred to UK, court hears
# Tusla
# Tusla

'Extremely vulnerable' teenager in State care needs to be transferred to UK, court hears

Sep 12th 2017, 5:21 PM 13,924 Views 0 Comments

Those involved in her treatment say the best place for the 16-year-old is at the St Andrew’s Healthcare facility in Northampton.

'Out of control' teen admitted to hospital as Tusla had nowhere else to place him
# Limerick
# Limerick

'Out of control' teen admitted to hospital as Tusla had nowhere else to place him

Aug 29th 2017, 4:26 PM 17,528 Views 0 Comments

The boy damaged his family home during a fight with his mother over unwashed clothing.

Former Tusla boss was paid €40k after leaving post last year
# Gordon Jeyes
# Gordon Jeyes

Former Tusla boss was paid €40k after leaving post last year

Aug 21st 2017, 6:05 AM 15,233 Views 19 Comments

The figures were revealed in the agency’s annual accounts.

'You cannot trust these people' - Woman who had disclosure of abuse lost by Tusla slams report on its failings
# Having Her Say
# Having Her Say

'You cannot trust these people' - Woman who had disclosure of abuse lost by Tusla slams report on its failings

Aug 8th 2017, 12:05 AM 14,683 Views 12 Comments

The woman, whose records were lost by the HSE/Tusla for over three years, says she feels the latest ombudsman report into Tusla’s complaints procedures won’t change anything.

Poll: Would you consider home schooling your children?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you consider home schooling your children?

Jul 19th 2017, 10:26 AM 25,137 Views 103 Comments

A report this morning suggests that the number of children home-schooled in Ireland has doubled in the past five years.

'You have come a long way': Court hears how mother turned life around to regain access to child
# Progress
# Progress

'You have come a long way': Court hears how mother turned life around to regain access to child

Apr 21st 2017, 6:05 AM 16,312 Views 0 Comments

The judge adjourned the case until October, when the mother and child’s progress will be seen.

Family Support Agency board member overclaimed €40k in expenses
# Travel Expenses
# Travel Expenses

Family Support Agency board member overclaimed €40k in expenses

Apr 20th 2017, 3:53 PM 15,581 Views 0 Comments

“Obviously, in hindsight, it was wrong, there is no question about that,” Richard Hickey said.

Child remains in care after parents refuse to answer phone or turn up to court hearing
# Family Court
# Family Court

Child remains in care after parents refuse to answer phone or turn up to court hearing

Apr 20th 2017, 6:15 AM 22,428 Views 0 Comments

The family court heard that the family had living arrangements “unsuitable for a young child”.

16-year-old whose 'life is in danger' over suspected drug debt to be placed in secure care
# Courts
# Courts

16-year-old whose 'life is in danger' over suspected drug debt to be placed in secure care

Apr 19th 2017, 8:26 PM 18,038 Views 0 Comments

The teen had been unable to explain how he came into possession of quantities of cash, counsel said.

'I don't want waiting lists': Judge rules 'with a heavy heart' for kids to remain in foster care
# Court
# Court

'I don't want waiting lists': Judge rules 'with a heavy heart' for kids to remain in foster care

Apr 18th 2017, 12:05 AM 23,069 Views 0 Comments

The judge rejected an application to return the children home to their father.

Over 120 children under the age of one were in state care last Christmas
# Babies
# Babies

Over 120 children under the age of one were in state care last Christmas

Dec 24th 2016, 7:00 AM 6,290 Views 7 Comments

The Child and Family Agency has a statutory duty to children who are not receiving adequate care and protection.

'It's not the State's problem, it's the family's': Care system to adopt tough love approach
# Responsibility
# Responsibility

'It's not the State's problem, it's the family's': Care system to adopt tough love approach

Oct 30th 2016, 8:00 AM 24,086 Views 33 Comments

The chief executive of Tusla said the agency wants families to share more power and responsibility, and to “own their problems”.

'Some flee immediately': Migrants pretending to be children to get into Ireland
# Migrant Crisis
# Migrant Crisis

'Some flee immediately': Migrants pretending to be children to get into Ireland

Oct 29th 2016, 9:30 PM 33,396 Views 114 Comments

So far this year, Tusla has received 97 referrals into its team for separated children seeking asylum.

Pregnant teen jailed for kicking student in the head loses appeal against sentence
# Three Years
# Three Years

Pregnant teen jailed for kicking student in the head loses appeal against sentence

Oct 4th 2016, 4:56 PM 31,074 Views 85 Comments

The teen was caught on CCTV attacking the Brazilian national.

Girl, 16, placed in secure care over fears that she could be sexually exploited
# Teens In Care
# Teens In Care

Girl, 16, placed in secure care over fears that she could be sexually exploited

Sep 22nd 2016, 2:10 PM 19,295 Views 0 Comments

It is understood the girl, who went missing recently, was involved with an older man.

Children in 'disturbing' sex abuse case to remain in care until next year
# High Court
# High Court

Children in 'disturbing' sex abuse case to remain in care until next year

Sep 15th 2016, 9:52 PM 17,418 Views 0 Comments

The children, who are both under the age of ten, will continue in the care of their foster parents.

Child in foster care has "serious anxiety" and worries about his mother's welfare
# Family Court
# Family Court

Child in foster care has "serious anxiety" and worries about his mother's welfare

Aug 29th 2016, 6:05 AM 18,053 Views 0 Comments

A family court heard the child recently had an argument with his foster family.

A day in the Family Court: Child not told when father might visit to 'avoid disappointment'
# Child And Family Agency
# Child And Family Agency

A day in the Family Court: Child not told when father might visit to 'avoid disappointment'

Aug 27th 2016, 7:00 AM 19,752 Views 0 Comments

The Child and Family Agency told the court the father was making good steps towards recovery.

More than 150 court summonses sent to parents about poor school attendance
# Tusla
# Tusla

More than 150 court summonses sent to parents about poor school attendance

Aug 23rd 2016, 12:27 PM 11,157 Views 16 Comments

Tusla’s annual report shows there were over 6,300 children in care in Ireland in 2015.

Judge says alleged sexual abuse of two children is 'most disturbing evidence' he has seen in 20 years
# Wards Of Court
# Wards Of Court

Judge says alleged sexual abuse of two children is 'most disturbing evidence' he has seen in 20 years

Aug 19th 2016, 5:25 PM 33,724 Views 0 Comments

The children’s foster parents do not want them to be reunited with their biological parents.

Jeff's story: A worried little boy in care - quiet, kind and deeply troubled
# Children In Care
# Children In Care

Jeff's story: A worried little boy in care - quiet, kind and deeply troubled

Aug 17th 2016, 6:03 AM 22,986 Views 26 Comments

The child had been placed in care because of family violence, parental alcohol use and neglect and remained in care until he was an adult.

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