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# Child and Family Agency

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Heartbroken grandparents say Tusla custody battle is 'killing' them
Following yesterday’s exclusive report by, Tusla has commented further on the situation.
Concern over sudden closure of care home for children in Donegal
Some of the children in the home were moved out of the county entirely at short notice.
Dublin couple face garda probe after their son misses school for four years
They’ve claimed he’s been too ill to attend but have not provided Tusla with proof.
Former GAA coach fails in bid to challenge ruling that he’s a risk to children
In 2013 the Child and Family Agency found he was a risk to children and third parties should be informed of this.
Mother claims authorities only let her spend an hour with her son every fortnight
The woman is currently challenging the decision to reduce her access facilities.
Ignored, abandoned, deprived of food: Abuse suffered by Irish kids before they go into care
The most common form of abuse is neglect and some children suffer horrific physical and sexual abuse before the State is called on to intervene.
Dozens of families have offered to look after abandoned baby Maria
Tusla says it “identifies an appropriate placement to suit the individual needs of each child in care”.
Two teens in care who disappeared last year are still missing
Both teens had arrived in Ireland unaccompanied.
'The impact on your sanity is incredible': One social worker per week resigning
Between 2010-2013, there was a staff turnover rate of 15%.
Here's how many social worker vacancies there are nationwide
James Reilly shared the figures in the Dáil recently.
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.
Tusla can't prosecute creche over Prime Time revelations
The Child and Family agency said it is seeking urgent legal advice over yesterday’s court decision as it is “critical” it has the law on its side.
More than 100 children in foster care have no social worker
One child had not been visited by a social worker in more than four years.
'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.
"Disgrace" of teen girl stuck with braces over pay dispute
An orthodontist refused to remove the braces because they weren’t paid.
Court rules home extension be built so 'inseparable' siblings in care could stay together
The case is outlined in the lastest volume of the Child Care Law Reporting Project.
Judge criticises Child and Family Agency after daughter taken away from mother
A judge criticised the Child and Family Agency for failing to have sufficient out-of-hours procedures.
No Education Welfare Officers in Dublin 3, 5 or 17
The Children’s Minister, James Reilly, says the system is being reorganised.
One-year-old died in tragic accident in her home, just months after being reunited with mother
Susan had spent some time in the care of the State before her death at the age of 15 months.
Social workers were called after family refused treatment for ill son
The social work teams were commended for their handling of the case.
'Little appreciation' from State that Luke was at risk of harm while in care
Tusla, the child and family agency has published four reports into the deaths of children in State care.
HSE cannot contact home-schooled girls to provide HPV vaccine
The HSE are ‘not in a position’ to do so because of data protection issues.
Drug and alcohol abuse leading to care proceedings for children
The latest report on child care law shows that the Child & Family Agency failed in its applications for care orders in three cases.
Student social workers slam proposed graduate scheme as 'complete exploitation'
The Child and Family Agency said the proposal is at an early stage but it has made initial contact with unions to start developing the details.
Parents encouraged to read the 2,530 pre-school inspection reports online
Children’s Minister Frances Fitzgerald outlined her department’s progress on the issue this evening.
'It's taking 12 weeks to fill a social worker post - that's too long'
Head of Child and Family Agency Gordon Jeyes says there are over 100 social worker vacancies, but not because people are not coming forward.
New child protection agency to be officially launched today
The Child and Family Agency will take over from the HSE in relation to child welfare.
Revealed: Autistic children locked in unsupervised ‘isolation rooms’ for hours
One child was locked into a small, converted bathroom, for 90 minutes for falling behind on work.
HIQA special care report must consider lack of places says Child and Family Agency
Gordon Jeyes, CEO of the newly formed state agency, says lack of resources are a vital factor.
New Child and Family Agency opens today
Children’s Minister Frances Fitzgerald said that this is part of a reform to lay the foundation for development of world-class child protection.
State agency for children to be debated by Oireachtas
Three separate agencies are set to be taken into the Child and Family Agency.
Oireachtas Agenda: The state of the roads and young offenders
What’s on Leinster House today? Well, as you asked…