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#Child Welfare

# child-welfare - Tuesday 17 May, 2022

Children's Ombudsman warns of pandemic knock-on impacts as complaints surge almost 80%
# Child Welfare
# Child Welfare

Children's Ombudsman warns of pandemic knock-on impacts as complaints surge almost 80%

May 17th 2022, 6:35 AM 14,047 Views 1 Comment

Over half of the complaints in 2021 related to education.

# child-welfare - Thursday 2 December, 2021

Children and face masks: Some tips from a speech and language therapist
# Masks In School
# Masks In School

Children and face masks: Some tips from a speech and language therapist

Dec 2nd 2021, 7:00 AM 19,734 Views 28 Comments

Mask users lose visual information, but there are lots of things you can do to help them, writes speech and language therapist Kate Beckett.

# child-welfare - Tuesday 23 February, 2021

Children's Rights Alliance: This government must do better when it comes to education
# Child Welfare
# Child Welfare

Children's Rights Alliance: This government must do better when it comes to education

Feb 23rd 2021, 3:00 PM 9,326 Views 8 Comments

Saoirse Brady of the Children’s Rights Alliance says this difficult time could offer an opportunity to recalibrate the education system.

# child-welfare - Friday 29 January, 2021

Opinion: Childcare providers are still no clearer on the government's long-term plans
# Child Welfare
# Child Welfare

Opinion: Childcare providers are still no clearer on the government's long-term plans

Jan 29th 2021, 7:00 AM 10,011 Views 6 Comments

Childcare provider Regina Bushell says the government has not inspired confidence with regard to how childcare will work throughout 2021.

# child-welfare - Saturday 23 January, 2021

Opinion: The mother and baby homes Commission report misses the point on redress
# Child Welfare
# Child Welfare

Opinion: The mother and baby homes Commission report misses the point on redress

Jan 23rd 2021, 10:00 AM 15,469 Views 16 Comments

Academic Máiréad Enright takes a forensic look at the Mother & Baby Home report and shares her concerns with its approach to redress.

# child-welfare - Thursday 24 December, 2020

Opinion: ‘It feels as though I’m answering a call on every shift from a child talking about suicide’
# Childline
# Childline

Opinion: ‘It feels as though I’m answering a call on every shift from a child talking about suicide’

Dec 24th 2020, 7:00 PM 17,058 Views 12 Comments

ISPCC Childline volunteer Lee Daly says many of the children calling in are struggling with all the extra issues brought about by the changes of 2020.

# child-welfare - Friday 23 October, 2020

Fionn Davenport: I was born in a mother and baby home - we have a right to our past
# Opinion
# Opinion

Fionn Davenport: I was born in a mother and baby home - we have a right to our past

Oct 23rd 2020, 9:04 AM 58,326 Views 33 Comments

Writer Fionn Davenport says the government’s rushing through of legislation last night condemns survivors of mother and baby homes to 30 more years of darkness.

# child-welfare - Friday 24 April, 2020

‘Often when a child contacts us, all we hear is quiet sobs’
# Child Welfare
# Child Welfare

‘Often when a child contacts us, all we hear is quiet sobs’

Apr 24th 2020, 7:00 PM 37,177 Views 16 Comments

Sarah Hughes, a Childline volunteer, says some children are trapped in abusive homes during Covid-19.

# child-welfare - Sunday 27 January, 2019

Tusla has deemed 350 unborn children at risk of significant harm in 3 years
# Tusla
# Tusla

Tusla has deemed 350 unborn children at risk of significant harm in 3 years

Jan 27th 2019, 7:00 AM 14,483 Views 45 Comments

Last year, Tusla deemed that 100 unborn children were at risk of significant harm and took steps to protect them.

# child-welfare - Thursday 17 January, 2019

Hiqa report suggests allegations of abuse in Dublin were 'underreported' by Tusla to gardaí
# Dublin South Central
# Dublin South Central

Hiqa report suggests allegations of abuse in Dublin were 'underreported' by Tusla to gardaí

Jan 17th 2019, 7:25 PM 10,154 Views 6 Comments

Hiqa’s inspectors reviewed 26 files and found that in 19 of them allegations had not been appropriately notified to gardaí by social workers.

# child-welfare - Monday 10 December, 2018

Outrage builds over video of NYPD officers ripping toddler from mother's arms
# Child Welfare
# Child Welfare

Outrage builds over video of NYPD officers ripping toddler from mother's arms

Dec 10th 2018, 9:44 PM 37,572 Views 0 Comments

The woman has been charged with a number of offences.

# child-welfare - Thursday 1 November, 2018

Staff at Direct Provision centre to be retrained after a mother was refused food for her sick child
# Child Welfare
# Child Welfare

Staff at Direct Provision centre to be retrained after a mother was refused food for her sick child

Nov 1st 2018, 8:23 PM 28,643 Views 85 Comments

The contractor said it will also ensure that tea, coffee and snacks are available on a 24/7 basis.

# child-welfare - Wednesday 31 October, 2018

'I just asked for two slices of bread': Investigation after Direct Provision resident claims centre refused food for sick child
# 2 Slices Of Bread
# 2 Slices Of Bread

'I just asked for two slices of bread': Investigation after Direct Provision resident claims centre refused food for sick child

Oct 31st 2018, 7:15 PM 35,504 Views 86 Comments

The Direct Provision resident said her sick son was denied food and milk overnight.

# child-welfare - Friday 3 November, 2017

'Cramped, grim courts are no place for children': Calls for improved family courts to be rolled out
# Child Welfare
# Child Welfare

'Cramped, grim courts are no place for children': Calls for improved family courts to be rolled out

Nov 3rd 2017, 6:15 AM 9,098 Views 17 Comments

The Law Society of Ireland says a 21st century approach to family law is needed.

# child-welfare - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

'It's an extremely Draconian act': Judge denies Tusla bid to place children into care
# Child Welfare
# Child Welfare

'It's an extremely Draconian act': Judge denies Tusla bid to place children into care

Apr 19th 2017, 6:05 AM 15,323 Views 0 Comments

“This court doesn’t operate on worries or concerns,” the judge said. “It operates on facts.”

# child-welfare - Tuesday 1 September, 2015

Are Ireland's children in care subject to a "geographic lottery"?
# Wild Variation
# Wild Variation

Are Ireland's children in care subject to a "geographic lottery"?

Sep 1st 2015, 3:00 PM 11,159 Views 22 Comments

That’s what the Child Care Law Reporting Project is asking.

# child-welfare - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

Convicted offenders in Donegal are not being monitored properly
# Child Welfare
# Child Welfare

Convicted offenders in Donegal are not being monitored properly

Oct 22nd 2014, 3:35 PM 8,102 Views 13 Comments

A Hiqa inspection has found serious failings in child welfare services in the county.

# child-welfare - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

Over 222 children died in Bethany Home but 1939 report says they appeared 'happy'
# Mother And Baby Home
# Mother And Baby Home

Over 222 children died in Bethany Home but 1939 report says they appeared 'happy'

Jul 15th 2014, 10:40 PM 11,715 Views 25 Comments

One child was taken to hospital with severe whooping cough, conjunctivitis and infected feet.

# child-welfare - Thursday 30 January, 2014

New child protection agency to be officially launched today
# Child Welfare
# Child Welfare

New child protection agency to be officially launched today

Jan 30th 2014, 7:38 AM 4,827 Views 14 Comments

The Child and Family Agency will take over from the HSE in relation to child welfare.

# child-welfare - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

Shatter: 'Legal clarity for surrogate and LGBT parents by year end'
# Families
# Families

Shatter: 'Legal clarity for surrogate and LGBT parents by year end'

Jan 21st 2014, 3:39 PM 5,857 Views 182 Comments

The Minister for Justice aims to legislate for children born through surrogacy and donor material from a third party to be recognised as the child of the both members of the couple.

# child-welfare - Friday 25 October, 2013

Bulgarian woman undergoes DNA test in 'Maria' case
# Blonde Angel
# Blonde Angel

Bulgarian woman undergoes DNA test in 'Maria' case

Oct 25th 2013, 7:49 AM 11,825 Views 25 Comments

The woman has been tested for a match with the child found in Greece and served with preliminary charges of child selling.

# child-welfare - Friday 20 September, 2013

New child agency must 'ensure children's voices are heard' - Chairperson
# Children
# Children

New child agency must 'ensure children's voices are heard' - Chairperson

Sep 20th 2013, 11:44 AM 3,103 Views 31 Comments

The Child and Family Agency will be one of the largest public bodies in the State with more than 4,000 employees and a budget of €570 million.

# child-welfare - Sunday 24 June, 2012

Woman arrested after locking malnourished daughter, 10, in closet
# Kansas
# Kansas

Woman arrested after locking malnourished daughter, 10, in closet

Jun 24th 2012, 3:16 PM 8,811 Views 16 Comments

US authorities say the 29-year-old woman faces charges of assault, child abuse and endangerment.

# child-welfare - Thursday 8 March, 2012

Two children found living in abandoned school bus in Texas
# Abandoned
# Abandoned

Two children found living in abandoned school bus in Texas

Mar 8th 2012, 2:43 PM 6,257 Views 14 Comments

The parents of the children, who are aged 5 and 11, are believed to be in prison for embezzling money from hurricane victims.

# child-welfare - Wednesday 31 August, 2011

Helpline launched amid investigation into Co Cork school abuse claims
# Child Protection
# Child Protection

Helpline launched amid investigation into Co Cork school abuse claims

Aug 31st 2011, 9:41 PM 472 Views 1 Comment

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-welfare - Monday 4 April, 2011

HSE chief welcomes plan for state agency on child welfare
# Child Welfare
# Child Welfare

HSE chief welcomes plan for state agency on child welfare

Apr 4th 2011, 5:09 PM 410 Views 0 Comments