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# Children in Care

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Nine children in care or known to HSE died by suicide last year
Another child was murdered while in HSE aftercare.
Reviews detail tragic deaths of 'bubbly', 'charming' children
The HSE has published reports on the deaths of six children in care or known to the HSE.
African children are 20 times more likely to be taken into care - report
The Child Care Law Reporting Project described the figures as “striking” and questioned the effect of the direct provision system on child welfare.
Children in care more likely to be 'suspended, excluded and leave school early'
“Given that there are currently 6,300 children in the care of the State – a relatively small number”, Emily Logan believes more should be done to support them.
Vincent Browne's Children's Referendum debate
Emotional language and arguments as Frances Fitzgerald and Fergus Finlay argued for a ‘Yes’ vote as John Waters and Kathy Sinnott argued for a ‘No’.
Varadkar criticises 'No' campaigner due to speak in tonight's TV3 debate
Kathy Sinnott is taking the ‘No’ side in the Vincent Browne-hosted debate on the upcoming children’s referendum. The FG director of elections called her claims on RTÉ’s Prime Time last night as “scaremongering”.
Almost 2,300 children taken into care during 2011
The number of orders allowing the HSE to take children into care more than doubled last year, according to the courts.
Column: Care system had been well funded - so why didn't it work?
The Report on Deaths of Children in Care revealed horrific failures, writes Fianna Fáil’s spokesperson on Children Charlie McConalogue, but will everything be fine once we pass the Children’s Rights referendum?
Children's Ombudsman criticises application of 'in camera' rule on child cases
Emily Logan also said her office met with “resistance” when investigating children in care.
‘Shameful day’ as child deaths report ‘signifies our societal failure’
There has been plenty of reaction to a report which examined the deaths of 196 children and young people in contact with State services between 2000 and 2010.
Deaths of many children in care ‘may have been preventable’, report finds
The Independent Child Death Review Group underlines a catalogue of major failings of the State’s child support services.
HSE figures show 12 children known to child services have died this year
More children known to child protection services have died so far this year than in the whole of last year.
Independent report on deaths of children in state care to be published 'shortly'
Minister for Children says that the AG’s advice has been sought over the report before its publication.
Column: ‘I didn’t really know my own Mam’ – why one woman became a foster mother
Mary Downey, a foster parent for almost 20 years, describes the ups, the downs and the heartbreak of being a mother to other people’s children.
Two questioned over disappearance of Eaton children are released from custody
Man and woman had been arrested in Co Down and were questioned by PSNI detectives.
200 more child care workers to be employed by state
The state has recruited an extra 133 child care social workers so far.