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# child services

This year
Varadkar: 'There are a lot of good things about being a child in Ireland, but huge deficits too'
In the last two weeks, two significant reports have highlighted serious failings in the care for children in the state.
All time
Tusla has deemed 350 unborn children at risk of significant harm in 3 years
Last year, Tusla deemed that 100 unborn children were at risk of significant harm and took steps to protect them.
Brad Pitt cleared of physical abuse allegation towards teenage son
The alleged incident was said to have happened on a flight from France.
Increase in heroin as 'drug of choice' says mother-and-child service
Coolmine Therapeutic Commnity is the only ‘mother and child’ facility in the country.
Rotherham victim: 'I was a child and they should have stepped in...I will never forget'
Victims of the Rotherham gangs have said that the current investigations are “too late”.
Almost 400 children on child services waiting lists in Waterford
A HIQA inspection into Child Protection and Welfare Service in the county highlighted the problem but the HSE says it is working on clearing the lists.
Report criticises HSE response to child neglect cases
The review of almost 100 cases found the extent of neglect was poorly documented in many social workers’ initial reports.
'She's a totally different child': Mother hails success of now suspended obesity service
The Up4it! obesity project, which provided support for children and parents, was funded by the HSE up until last month.