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# Children in Care

This year
2024
Teens in private residential care dropped off at Tusla HQ over safety concerns
Private operators of residential care homes for migrant teens had fears over grooming and drug use.
Evidence had been found which suggested teens were being groomed and at risk of sexual exploitation.
Requests to move the at-risk children weren't granted - so the private firm staff decided they needed to discharge the teens from their care.
Protocols brought in since the invasion of Ukraine mean the staff-to-children ratio in these facilities is not as strong as it is in Tusla care homes.
Tusla has cut ties with two for-profit agencies housing vulnerable children following audit
All time
No inpatient bed for teen with 'significant and immediate' mental health concerns, court hears
Opinion: ‘It feels as though I’m answering a call on every shift from a child talking about suicide’
Lee Daly
'He's devastated that he hasn't seen his child': The stories of children taken into care during Covid-19
Tusla expressed concern children could be at risk of 'immediate harm' due to restrictions on its services
New website launched to help explain to children in care why Tusla is in their lives
Young people share their experiences in care: 'This was the chapter where I turned my life around'
Judge told child in rural Irish town may have been trafficked
Children went 'missing' from Tusla care home more than 100 times in twelve-month period
Nine-year-old boy in care moved five different times in 13 days
'There's so much potential in every young person in care, just like there is in every young person'
Report into death of teen finds impact of separating her from younger sibling was not understood
Sexually abused siblings lived in 'succession of very dirty, chaotic houses'
'They're extremely loyal. Even though they've grown up with neglect they just want to go home'
The challenges of integrating migrant children in Ireland's care
'They drive you nuts and make you laugh' - Irish foster carers share their stories
'It's not the State's problem, it's the family's': Care system to adopt tough love approach
Over 500 children placed in out-of-hours emergency care last year
Children in 'disturbing' sex abuse case to remain in care until next year
Child in foster care has "serious anxiety" and worries about his mother's welfare
Jeff's story: A worried little boy in care - quiet, kind and deeply troubled
Domestic violence, mental illness and drug abuse: The tragic lives of children in care who died
Court hears child who set fire to bedroom wants to go to college
Mother who relapsed and went on 'cocaine session' wants children back
Boy who did €10,000 worth of damage to care home "is not fit to be let loose in society”
Ignored, abandoned, deprived of food: Abuse suffered by Irish kids before they go into care
Teens in State-run home were leaving regularly to take drugs
The High Court has ordered 17 children be detained in special care units
More than 100 children in foster care have no social worker
Parents agree to allow disabled children stay in care
Five children taken into care after abuse allegations
Court rules home extension be built so 'inseparable' siblings in care could stay together
'I never fought with her over toys': Here is Anne Ferris's moving Dáil speech about her sister
One-year-old died in tragic accident in her home, just months after being reunited with mother
91 children known to HSE died in four years - one quarter by suicide
Social workers were called after family refused treatment for ill son
Teen who died 'allowed remain too long' in home where drug use was the norm
'Little appreciation' from State that Luke was at risk of harm while in care
TD says sending children to adult psychiatric units is 'inhumane'