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#Child Protection

# child-protection - Tuesday 26 February, 2013

New child protection inspections to bring Ireland in line with international standards

The inspections will see the State’s children and families services subject to independent inspection and monitoring for the first time.

# child-protection - Friday 15 February, 2013

DPP to appeal Patrick O'Brien sentence

Fiona Doyle said today that she may also pursue her mother in the courts.

# child-protection - Monday 7 January, 2013

Stuart Hall pleads not guilty to indecent assault of young girls

The 83-year-old former BBC presenter was charged in December after allegations were made to police.

# child-protection - Saturday 5 January, 2013

Poll: Would you welcome legislation to regulate websites used by children? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you welcome legislation to regulate websites used by children?

Frances Fitzgerald has expressed concern at difficulties in regulating websites due to the open nature of the internet, but would you welcome it?

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

# child-protection - Thursday 11 October, 2012

The Evening Fix... now with added Christopher Walken

Here’s the things we learned, shared and loved today.

HIQA report expresses concern over alleged abuse by Gardaí

The report said there has been no outcome from a complaint to the Garda Ombudsman and there was “little external advocacy and intervention” on behalf of the young person involved.

# child-protection - Thursday 6 September, 2012

Support group says some Churchmen believe they are "above the law of the land"

One in Four has also called on the Gardaí to initiate an investigation into senior Church figures.

# child-protection - Wednesday 5 September, 2012

Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin: 'Relatively few cases to deal with' Safeguarding This post contains images

Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin: 'Relatively few cases to deal with'

Summary of the main findings of the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland into Kildare and Leighlin Diocese.

The Dominican Friars: suspected abuser involved in Church response to abuse until 1995 Safeguarding This post contains images

The Dominican Friars: suspected abuser involved in Church response to abuse until 1995

The NBSCCCI believes that there are other victims of the Dominican friars who have not yet come forward.

The Irish Province of Spiritans: "Failure to create safe environments for children" Safeguarding This post contains images

The Irish Province of Spiritans: "Failure to create safe environments for children"

Summary of the main findings of the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland into the religious order of the Irish Province of Spiritans.

Missionaries of the Sacred Heart: Priests admitted abuse but authorities weren't told Safeguarding This post contains images

Missionaries of the Sacred Heart: Priests admitted abuse but authorities weren't told

Summary of the main findings of the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland into the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart.

Diocese of Limerick: 'Prompt referral of allegations to the statutory authorities' Safeguarding This post contains images

Diocese of Limerick: 'Prompt referral of allegations to the statutory authorities'

Summary of the main findings of the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland into Limerick diocese.

Diocese of Clonfert: "No written procedures for management of allegations" Child Protection This post contains images

Diocese of Clonfert: "No written procedures for management of allegations"

Summary of the main findings of the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland into Clonfert diocese.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning! Here’s what you need to know as you kick off your day.

# child-protection - Wednesday 22 August, 2012

Barnardos and PSNI team up on new initiative to tackle child exploitation

Money seized from criminals will partly fund the new scheme to provide early intervention and protect vulnerable children in south and east Belfast.

# child-protection - Thursday 26 July, 2012

Counselling service records 57pc jump in calls about sexualised behaviour of children

CARI’s annual report for 2011 also showed change in callers’ primary concern from intra- to extra-familial abuse.

# child-protection - Wednesday 25 July, 2012

New standards for child protection services unveiled

The Taoiseach said the 27 point plan sets out clearly what exactly is expected of HSE managers and social workers when working within child protection services.

'The State has a poor record as a good parent' - report on child protection published

The report calls for more early intervention and support of families and proposes changes in law which would allow anyone to ask the courts to place an ‘at risk’ child in care.

# child-protection - Tuesday 24 July, 2012

TD says new law should give parents access to sex offender details

TD Denis Naughten who published the bill this week said Garda intelligence should be used to protect our children.

# child-protection - Tuesday 26 June, 2012

Russian woman accused of throwing sons to their deaths

Investigation underway into deaths of boys aged four and seven.

# child-protection - Saturday 23 June, 2012

Anger in Russia over live child statues at official's party

The four girls were made up with silver costumes and face paint and fixed to the corners of an installation at the party.

# child-protection - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

Factory raids highlight India's illegal child labour

Dozens of migrant children were found illegally working in New Delhi despite child protection laws.

# child-protection - Thursday 26 April, 2012

Poll: Should priests be forced to break Seal of Confession? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should priests be forced to break Seal of Confession?

New laws introducing mandatory reporting may be defied by priests.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good morning! Hope you’re not too wet out there…

# child-protection - Wednesday 25 April, 2012

Parents concerned over content in children's books Right To Read This post contains videos

Parents concerned over content in children's books

International concerns about what children read are now troubling Irish parents.

# child-protection - Thursday 29 March, 2012

‘Inappropriate’ for teachers to befriend pupils on Facebook – Quinn Child Protection This post contains a poll

‘Inappropriate’ for teachers to befriend pupils on Facebook – Quinn

The education minister says he cannot see how it could be appropriate for teachers to communicate with their students online.

# child-protection - Monday 9 January, 2012

Diocese asks priests to contribute to child abuse fund

The Archbishop of Cashel & Emly, Dermot Clifford, asks priests to voluntarily donate to cover debts incurred in child protection.

# child-protection - Friday 9 December, 2011

Column: Are Irish children safe now? I don't believe so

Maeve Lewis of abuse survivors’ support group One in Four says new childhood protection legislation is welcome – but of little use without support services to back it up.

# child-protection - Friday 21 October, 2011

Norris insists: There is nothing new in Burke tapes

The presidential candidate also questioned the timing behind tapes of a controversial interview in which he expressed views on paedophilia.

# child-protection - Tuesday 18 October, 2011

Ireland will do whatever "humanly possible" to stop children dying in care - Kenny

Enda Kenny assures the Dáil that the State will do whatever it must to ensure that no more children die in its care.

Twenty-two young people died while known to State care services

The deaths took place over nine months in 2010, and include four cases of suicide.

# child-protection - Wednesday 12 October, 2011

Concerns raised over child safety and privacy online

A study commissioned by the ISPCC found that one-third of primary school children did not know how to keep their social network account private, while one in six secondary students had met someone in person after meeting them online.

# child-protection - Wednesday 31 August, 2011

Helpline launched amid investigation into Co Cork school abuse claims

The HSE says it is working with a number of support and counselling organisations to provide assistance to anyone who seeks it through new helpline.

# child-protection - Tuesday 30 August, 2011

HSE and gardaí investigate abuse allegations at Co Cork boarding school

The inquiries concern a Carraig na bhFearr boarding school run by the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart.

# child-protection - Tuesday 2 August, 2011

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things to know this morning…

# child-protection - Sunday 31 July, 2011

The Daily Fix: Sunday

It’s been a busy bank holiday weekend – keep up to date on the day’s events and all the little bits in between with TheJournal.ie’s daily round-up…

Head of HSE Child and Family vents frustration at... HSE HSE

Head of HSE Child and Family vents frustration at... HSE

Gordon Jeyes was recorded giving a lecture at UCD in which he criticised the HSE and questioned the mandatory reporting of child abuse suspicions.

# child-protection - Wednesday 13 July, 2011

Take 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

# child-protection - Wednesday 29 June, 2011

Irish internet child pornography alerts led to arrests in Bulgaria and US

Minister Alan Shatter warns against complacency as report shows lower level of illegal child abuse content.