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#Children in Care

# children-in-care - Tuesday 8 June, 2021

No inpatient bed for teen with 'significant and immediate' mental health concerns, court hears
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

No inpatient bed for teen with 'significant and immediate' mental health concerns, court hears

Jun 8th 2021, 4:46 PM 10,164 Views 0 Comments

The only bed available for him was in an emergency accommodation hostel for homeless children.

# children-in-care - 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 16,954 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.

# children-in-care - Monday 13 July, 2020

'He's devastated that he hasn't seen his child': The stories of children taken into care during Covid-19
# Cclrp
# Cclrp

'He's devastated that he hasn't seen his child': The stories of children taken into care during Covid-19

Jul 13th 2020, 6:10 AM 21,291 Views 0 Comments

The Child Care Law Reporting Project published its latest reports today.

# children-in-care - Saturday 30 May, 2020

Tusla expressed concern children could be at risk of 'immediate harm' due to restrictions on its services
# Child Protection
# Child Protection

Tusla expressed concern children could be at risk of 'immediate harm' due to restrictions on its services

May 30th 2020, 7:00 AM 12,291 Views 19 Comments

Internal risk reports expressed concern about the impact of reduced home visits and face-to-face meetings.

# children-in-care - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

New website launched to help explain to children in care why Tusla is in their lives
# Changing Futures
# Changing Futures

New website launched to help explain to children in care why Tusla is in their lives

Mar 5th 2019, 12:39 PM 9,608 Views 20 Comments

The website has been designed by young people with lived experience of the care system.

# children-in-care - Saturday 16 February, 2019

Young people share their experiences in care: 'This was the chapter where I turned my life around'
# Careday19
# Careday19

Young people share their experiences in care: 'This was the chapter where I turned my life around'

Feb 16th 2019, 9:00 AM 10,605 Views 3 Comments

A number of young people shared their experiences yesterday and said they want to erase the stigma attached to being in the care system.

# children-in-care - Monday 21 January, 2019

Judge told child in rural Irish town may have been trafficked
# Children In Care
# Children In Care

Judge told child in rural Irish town may have been trafficked

Jan 21st 2019, 6:01 AM 31,425 Views 12 Comments

In another case the court heard a pre-school age child may have been sexually abused while in foster care.

# children-in-care - Thursday 11 October, 2018

Children went 'missing' from Tusla care home more than 100 times in twelve-month period
# Hiqa Report
# Hiqa Report

Children went 'missing' from Tusla care home more than 100 times in twelve-month period

Oct 11th 2018, 2:56 PM 11,162 Views 4 Comments

The findings were made as part of an unannounced inspection by HIQA in July.

# children-in-care - Monday 17 September, 2018

Nine-year-old boy in care moved five different times in 13 days
# Nowhere To Go
# Nowhere To Go

Nine-year-old boy in care moved five different times in 13 days

Sep 17th 2018, 12:15 AM 30,861 Views 0 Comments

“His experience in care is augmenting his experience of harm that brought him into care,” the judge said.

# children-in-care - Saturday 18 November, 2017

'There's so much potential in every young person in care, just like there is in every young person'
# Education Fair
# Education Fair

'There's so much potential in every young person in care, just like there is in every young person'

Nov 18th 2017, 8:00 AM 5,755 Views 2 Comments

An education fair is being held to showcase options for young people in care.

# children-in-care - Tuesday 8 August, 2017

Report into death of teen finds impact of separating her from younger sibling was not understood
# State Care
# State Care

Report into death of teen finds impact of separating her from younger sibling was not understood

Aug 8th 2017, 10:23 PM 20,860 Views 27 Comments

‘Clare’ was in foster care when she took her own life.

# children-in-care - Monday 12 June, 2017

Sexually abused siblings lived in 'succession of very dirty, chaotic houses'
# Children In Care
# Children In Care

Sexually abused siblings lived in 'succession of very dirty, chaotic houses'

Jun 12th 2017, 12:05 AM 24,542 Views 17 Comments

This case is just one of 22 being highlighted by the Child Care Law Reporting Project today.

# children-in-care - Saturday 10 June, 2017

'They're extremely loyal. Even though they've grown up with neglect they just want to go home'
# Children In Care
# Children In Care

'They're extremely loyal. Even though they've grown up with neglect they just want to go home'

Jun 10th 2017, 6:30 AM 14,649 Views 5 Comments

Guardians ad litem are appointed by the courts to give children a voice, but that task is by no means an easy one.

# children-in-care - Sunday 2 April, 2017

The challenges of integrating migrant children in Ireland's care
# Tusla
# Tusla

The challenges of integrating migrant children in Ireland's care

Apr 2nd 2017, 8:15 AM 8,519 Views 13 Comments

There are many challenges around mental health and cultural identity in particular.

# children-in-care - Saturday 19 November, 2016

'They drive you nuts and make you laugh' - Irish foster carers share their stories
# Children In Care
# Children In Care

'They drive you nuts and make you laugh' - Irish foster carers share their stories

Nov 19th 2016, 8:30 PM 14,866 Views 6 Comments

The child and family agency is currently running a campaign looking for a home for one particular child.

# children-in-care - Sunday 30 October, 2016

'It's not the State's problem, it's the family's': Care system to adopt tough love approach
# Responsibility
# Responsibility

'It's not the State's problem, it's the family's': Care system to adopt tough love approach

Oct 30th 2016, 8:00 AM 24,018 Views 33 Comments

The chief executive of Tusla said the agency wants families to share more power and responsibility, and to “own their problems”.

# children-in-care - Monday 26 September, 2016

Over 500 children placed in out-of-hours emergency care last year
# Crisis Care
# Crisis Care

Over 500 children placed in out-of-hours emergency care last year

Sep 26th 2016, 6:00 AM 7,703 Views 1 Comment

Many of the children are removed from homes out-of-hours by gardaí.

# children-in-care - Thursday 15 September, 2016

Children in 'disturbing' sex abuse case to remain in care until next year
# High Court
# High Court

Children in 'disturbing' sex abuse case to remain in care until next year

Sep 15th 2016, 9:52 PM 17,370 Views 0 Comments

The children, who are both under the age of ten, will continue in the care of their foster parents.

# children-in-care - Monday 29 August, 2016

Child in foster care has "serious anxiety" and worries about his mother's welfare
# Family Court
# Family Court

Child in foster care has "serious anxiety" and worries about his mother's welfare

Aug 29th 2016, 6:05 AM 17,992 Views 0 Comments

A family court heard the child recently had an argument with his foster family.

# children-in-care - Wednesday 17 August, 2016

Jeff's story: A worried little boy in care - quiet, kind and deeply troubled
# Children In Care
# Children In Care

Jeff's story: A worried little boy in care - quiet, kind and deeply troubled

Aug 17th 2016, 6:03 AM 22,910 Views 26 Comments

The child had been placed in care because of family violence, parental alcohol use and neglect and remained in care until he was an adult.

# children-in-care - Tuesday 16 August, 2016

Domestic violence, mental illness and drug abuse: The tragic lives of children in care who died
# Children
# Children

Domestic violence, mental illness and drug abuse: The tragic lives of children in care who died

Aug 16th 2016, 2:21 PM 14,400 Views 25 Comments

Reports published today gave details of the lives of a number of young people know to the child and family agency who took their own lives.

# children-in-care - Friday 1 January, 2016

Court hears child who set fire to bedroom wants to go to college
# Courts
# Courts

Court hears child who set fire to bedroom wants to go to college

Jan 1st 2016, 8:45 AM 24,245 Views 0 Comments

The case of two children due to leave state care were discussed in court.

# children-in-care - Tuesday 29 December, 2015

Mother who relapsed and went on 'cocaine session' wants children back
# Family Court
# Family Court

Mother who relapsed and went on 'cocaine session' wants children back

Dec 29th 2015, 10:00 PM 27,678 Views 55 Comments

The children’s social worker said there is a plan in place to return the children to the mother’s care if she engages with drug user services.

# children-in-care - Thursday 10 December, 2015

Boy who did €10,000 worth of damage to care home "is not fit to be let loose in society”
# Courts
# Courts

Boy who did €10,000 worth of damage to care home "is not fit to be let loose in society”

Dec 10th 2015, 5:26 PM 22,932 Views 32 Comments

He was sentenced to two and a half years in prison.

# children-in-care - Thursday 4 June, 2015

Ignored, abandoned, deprived of food: Abuse suffered by Irish kids before they go into care
# Protection
# Protection

Ignored, abandoned, deprived of food: Abuse suffered by Irish kids before they go into care

Jun 4th 2015, 6:05 AM 11,460 Views 22 Comments

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.

# children-in-care - Monday 12 January, 2015

Teens in State-run home were leaving regularly to take drugs
# Children In Care
# Children In Care

Teens in State-run home were leaving regularly to take drugs

Jan 12th 2015, 4:25 PM 9,658 Views 10 Comments

A Hiqa report found the care centre was not run in a way that the children were always safe and protected from themselves.

# children-in-care - Friday 28 November, 2014

The High Court has ordered 17 children be detained in special care units
# State Care
# State Care

The High Court has ordered 17 children be detained in special care units

Nov 28th 2014, 6:45 AM 6,875 Views 2 Comments

Detention in special care is for the child’s own welfare and protection.

# children-in-care - Friday 21 November, 2014

More than 100 children in foster care have no social worker
# HIQA
# HIQA

More than 100 children in foster care have no social worker

Nov 21st 2014, 6:30 AM 6,901 Views 9 Comments

One child had not been visited by a social worker in more than four years.

# children-in-care - Monday 6 October, 2014

Parents agree to allow disabled children stay in care
# Children In Care
# Children In Care

Parents agree to allow disabled children stay in care

Oct 6th 2014, 12:05 PM 8,358 Views 0 Comments

The judge said that the parents had the capacity to love their boys, but not the capacity to bring them up.

Five children taken into care after abuse allegations
# Children In Care
# Children In Care

Five children taken into care after abuse allegations

Oct 6th 2014, 10:37 AM 13,406 Views 0 Comments

The judge said that the children “lived in a bad place with bad people”.

Court rules home extension be built so 'inseparable' siblings in care could stay together
# Children In Care
# Children In Care

Court rules home extension be built so 'inseparable' siblings in care could stay together

Oct 6th 2014, 6:15 AM 12,073 Views 0 Comments

The case is outlined in the lastest volume of the Child Care Law Reporting Project.

# children-in-care - Thursday 17 July, 2014

'I never fought with her over toys': Here is Anne Ferris's moving Dáil speech about her sister
# SPeaking From The Heart
# SPeaking From The Heart

'I never fought with her over toys': Here is Anne Ferris's moving Dáil speech about her sister

Jul 17th 2014, 6:08 PM 35,370 Views 16 Comments

She was speaking during a Dáil debate on mother and baby homes.

One-year-old died in tragic accident in her home, just months after being reunited with mother
# Children In Care
# Children In Care

One-year-old died in tragic accident in her home, just months after being reunited with mother

Jul 17th 2014, 7:00 AM 22,426 Views 11 Comments

Susan had spent some time in the care of the State before her death at the age of 15 months.

# children-in-care - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

91 children known to HSE died in four years - one quarter by suicide
# Children In Care
# Children In Care

91 children known to HSE died in four years - one quarter by suicide

Jul 16th 2014, 6:00 PM 8,743 Views 15 Comments

More than three quarters of these children were living with their families at the time.

Social workers were called after family refused treatment for ill son
# Children In Care
# Children In Care

Social workers were called after family refused treatment for ill son

Jul 16th 2014, 6:00 PM 16,022 Views 19 Comments

The social work teams were commended for their handling of the case.

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

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

Jul 16th 2014, 12:16 PM 14,043 Views 33 Comments

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

'Little appreciation' from State that Luke was at risk of harm while in care
# Children In Care
# Children In Care

'Little appreciation' from State that Luke was at risk of harm while in care

Jul 16th 2014, 10:59 AM 8,291 Views 19 Comments

Tusla, the child and family agency has published four reports into the deaths of children in State care.

# children-in-care - Sunday 22 June, 2014

TD says sending children to adult psychiatric units is 'inhumane'
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

TD says sending children to adult psychiatric units is 'inhumane'

Jun 22nd 2014, 12:41 PM 6,209 Views 16 Comments

A new report has found that 83 children were put into adult psychiatric units last year, despite guidelines forbidding this practice.

# children-in-care - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

Do sexual assault laws discriminate against people with disabilities?
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

Do sexual assault laws discriminate against people with disabilities?

Jun 10th 2014, 9:00 AM 3,552 Views 6 Comments

Senator Katherine Zappone thinks they need to be updated and will present a Bill on the subject in the Seanad today.

# children-in-care - Thursday 9 January, 2014

Children in care starting fires a growing problem for HSE
# Children In Care
# Children In Care

Children in care starting fires a growing problem for HSE

Jan 9th 2014, 11:52 AM 7,553 Views 40 Comments

Inspectors were unable to establish the legal remit for restricting children’s freedom of movement as they found the locking of the unit’s doors had become institutionalised.

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