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#Child Protection

# child-protection - Monday 8 June, 2015

Thousands of vulnerable children are still waiting for a social worker

The number of cases yet to be assigned to a social worker has reduced by just over 5% since the end of 2014.

# child-protection - Thursday 28 May, 2015

What happened when two Roma children were taken from their families?

A garda was arrested today over leaks to the media in the case.

# child-protection - Monday 25 May, 2015

Children moved from asylum centres after claims of inappropriate contact

A report today said the children were moved before any assessment could take place and this hindered one of the investigations.

# child-protection - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

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Poll: Should parents be able to access details of sex offenders living nearby?

New figures have shown the number of criminals on the sex offenders list.

# child-protection - Tuesday 24 March, 2015

Children put at 'significant risk' in Cork by State services

Some children had been waiting four years for a social worker.

# child-protection - Sunday 21 December, 2014

Calls for new child grooming law to ban online vigilante 'paedophile hunters'

A TD and child protection expert are calling for the legislation to ban vigilante ‘paedophile hunters’.

# child-protection - Monday 24 November, 2014

Gardaí given names of 'more than 30 IRA abusers'

Frances Fitzgerald said a cross-border inquiry was being considered.

# child-protection - Tuesday 4 November, 2014 is planning to move to Ireland and at least one minister isn't happy

Charlie Flanagan wants the issue discussed by Government.

# child-protection - Sunday 7 September, 2014

Closure of St Patrick’s Institution is 'unfinished' as 8 boys remain locked up

The Ombudsman for Children said that ‘vulnerable’ boys should be removed to Weatfield Prison.

# child-protection - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

Number of complaints made to the Ombudsman for Children up 16%

Child protection continues to be a problem in Ireland said Emily Logan.

Keeping children in Direct Provision for 10 years is not right, says Logan

The issue of direct provision is “unresolved” for the Ombudsman for Children.

Ombudsman for Children should have a role in new Independent Policing Authority – Logan

She also called for an independent audit of 700 cases where children were removed from their families by gardaí.

# child-protection - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

It's 'great news' that child beauty pageants have been axed - Senator

The Universal Royalty Beauty Contest is planning to proceed with its Belfast pageant.

# child-protection - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

Teen who died 'allowed remain too long' in home where drug use was the norm

Nicholas was just 17 when he died due to misuse of drugs.

# child-protection - Thursday 3 July, 2014

Opinion: Prejudice and hysteria caused two Roma children to be taken from their families

I have no doubt Garda and HSE staff acted in what they believed to be the best interests of those two children, but there were clear elements of ethnic profiling involved.

# child-protection - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

Senators seek to close loophole that may aid forced marriages

Senators think two sections in the Family Law Act 1995 need to be updated to protect children. They will debate this and other issues today.

# child-protection - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

Complaints to Children's Ombudsman have increased by 15% since 2010

One particular investigation showed that a child had been moved to 11 different residencies in 4 months.

New child protection service for migrant families launched

The initiative has been established to address the “general lack of understanding and stigma surrounding migrant families going through child protection interventions”.

# child-protection - Monday 12 May, 2014

One in Four welcomes today's audits but says church must never become complacent again

Counselling services are available to support people impacted by today’s child protection reports.

Killaloe diocese praised for "great effort" to minimise risks to children

National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland has released its latest tranches of reports on child safeguarding in Ireland.

Child protection review recommends Cloyne Diocese set up whistle blowing policy

The Diocese was told an overarching child safeguarding plan should be drawn up and published.

# child-protection - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

Opinion: Priests should break the seal of confession when someone admits to child abuse

The most sacred thing in any civilised society should be the protection of children.

# child-protection - Monday 14 April, 2014

Children First bill published, 15 years after it was first mooted

Minister Frances Fitzgerald had promised in early March that the bill would be published soon.

# child-protection - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

The State has paid all damages and costs awarded to Louise O'Keeffe

The European Court of Human Rights ruled that the State was responsible for the abuse the woman experience while in school.

# child-protection - Thursday 26 December, 2013

Childline responded to 1,450 calls, texts and messages on Christmas Day

The figure represents a 20 per cent increase on last Christmas.

# child-protection - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

Bill that strengthens law against sexual abuse and child grooming to be published in 2014

The Bill includes the possible use of electronic monitoring in certain circumstances.

# child-protection - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

Safeguarding board has "no remit" to deal with abuse by Irish priests abroad

As further reviews of child protection measures across Catholic Church in Ireland published, “anomaly” emerges.

Archbishop of Cashel and Emly praised for speedy reaction to abuse claims

However, the tone used to some complainants was “inconsistent” – some responses were compassionate and others were “sharp in tone”.

Diocese of Down and Connor met 46 of 48 child safety objectives

The second-largest diocese in the country has dealt with cases involving 14 living priests in recent years, dealing with each of them properly, a report by the Church’s child safety watchdog has found.

# child-protection - Thursday 5 December, 2013

Sex offender prevented from travelling under Northern Ireland's first ever Foreign Travel Order

The order prevents the offender from travelling to any worldwide country besides Northern Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales.

Vatican not legally liable for clerical abuse - says Vatican

UN committee’s questionnaire on Vatican’s own investigations into clerical sex abuse cases also remains unanswered.

# child-protection - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

Gardaí to release photo of unidentified teenage girl found at GPO

The move is unusual, but the investigation into who the girl is and where she comes from has reached a dead end.

# child-protection - Sunday 27 October, 2013

Maria's Bulgarian mother denies selling her daughter

Sasha Ruseva makes first public appearance since DNA tests proved she is biological mother of girl taken from foster parents in Greece.

# child-protection - Saturday 26 October, 2013

Phil Prendergast: As a mother, I felt physically sick over Roma children mistakes

“Of course this is unlikely to happen to an Irish family – we are not subjected to the odious stereotypes that the Roma community are forced to endure,” writes the MEP for Ireland South.

Children's Ombudsman has "trust of the public" needed for Roma cases probe

Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald explains why Emily Logan has been given power to compel gardai to speak to her.

# child-protection - Friday 25 October, 2013

Column: Ireland’s child protection policy seems guided by medieval fairy tales

What we’ve seen happen to Roma families in Ireland this is week is something we all would like to think disappeared centuries ago – a witch-hunt.

# child-protection - Thursday 24 October, 2013

Roma child incidents result of 'pure, raw, naked, poisonous racism'

Opposition TDs called for an independent inquiry into the two incidents this week.

# child-protection - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

Tallaght Roma girl's family victims of racist attacks

The windows at the front of the family’s home have had to be fortified because of people in the area throwing bricks at the house.

# child-protection - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

# child-protection - Saturday 17 August, 2013

82 child soldiers rescued from militia in DR Congo

The children, some as young as eight-years-old, were recruited by the group over the last six months.