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#Children in Care

# children-in-care - Thursday 14 November, 2013

Nine children in care or known to HSE died by suicide last year
# Children In Care
# Children In Care

Nine children in care or known to HSE died by suicide last year

Nov 14th 2013, 10:59 PM 14,875 Views 102 Comments

Another child was murdered while in HSE aftercare.

Reviews detail tragic deaths of 'bubbly', 'charming' children
# Children In Care
# Children In Care

Reviews detail tragic deaths of 'bubbly', 'charming' children

Nov 14th 2013, 7:05 PM 17,432 Views 35 Comments

The HSE has published reports on the deaths of six children in care or known to the HSE.

# children-in-care - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

African children are 20 times more likely to be taken into care - report
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# Children In Care

African children are 20 times more likely to be taken into care - report

Nov 5th 2013, 5:01 PM 11,140 Views 72 Comments

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 - Tuesday 7 May, 2013

Children in care more likely to be 'suspended, excluded and leave school early'
# Ombudsman
# Ombudsman

Children in care more likely to be 'suspended, excluded and leave school early'

May 7th 2013, 11:37 AM 3,471 Views 11 Comments

“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.

# children-in-care - Wednesday 31 October, 2012

As it happened: Vincent Browne's Children's Referendum debate
Live Oct 31st 2012, 9:45 PM

As it happened: Vincent Browne's Children's Referendum debate

Varadkar criticises 'No' campaigner due to speak in tonight's TV3 debate
# Children's Referendum
# Children's Referendum

Varadkar criticises 'No' campaigner due to speak in tonight's TV3 debate

Oct 31st 2012, 5:00 PM 9,830 Views 86 Comments

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”.

# children-in-care - Tuesday 17 July, 2012

Almost 2,300 children taken into care during 2011
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# Children In Care

Almost 2,300 children taken into care during 2011

Jul 17th 2012, 6:10 PM 4,174 Views 17 Comments

The number of orders allowing the HSE to take children into care more than doubled last year, according to the courts.

# children-in-care - Monday 25 June, 2012

Column: Care system had been well funded - so why didn't it work?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Care system had been well funded - so why didn't it work?

Jun 25th 2012, 1:50 PM 18 Views 13 Comments

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-in-care - Sunday 24 June, 2012

Children's Ombudsman criticises application of 'in camera' rule on child cases
# Children
# Children

Children's Ombudsman criticises application of 'in camera' rule on child cases

Jun 24th 2012, 1:45 PM 4,878 Views 20 Comments

Emily Logan also said her office met with “resistance” when investigating children in care.

# children-in-care - Wednesday 20 June, 2012

‘Shameful day’ as child deaths report ‘signifies our societal failure’
# Children In Care
# Children In Care

‘Shameful day’ as child deaths report ‘signifies our societal failure’

Jun 20th 2012, 6:30 PM 3,833 Views 49 Comments

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
# Children In Care
# Children In Care

Deaths of many children in care ‘may have been preventable’, report finds

Jun 20th 2012, 3:31 PM 3,782 Views 12 Comments

The Independent Child Death Review Group underlines a catalogue of major failings of the State’s child support services.

# children-in-care - Friday 25 May, 2012

# children-in-care - Thursday 24 May, 2012

HSE figures show 12 children known to child services have died this year
# Children
# Children

HSE figures show 12 children known to child services have died this year

May 24th 2012, 10:28 PM 3,073 Views 7 Comments

More children known to child protection services have died so far this year than in the whole of last year.

# children-in-care - Monday 21 May, 2012

Independent report on deaths of children in state care to be published 'shortly'
# Children In Care
# Children In Care

Independent report on deaths of children in state care to be published 'shortly'

May 21st 2012, 6:45 AM 1,256 Views 3 Comments

Minister for Children says that the AG’s advice has been sought over the report before its publication.

# children-in-care - Monday 26 December, 2011

Column: ‘I didn’t really know my own Mam’ – why one woman became a foster mother
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: ‘I didn’t really know my own Mam’ – why one woman became a foster mother

Dec 26th 2011, 3:00 PM 39 Views 5 Comments

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.

# children-in-care - Tuesday 5 April, 2011

# children-in-care - Tuesday 15 March, 2011

Two questioned over disappearance of Eaton children are released from custody
# Release
# Release

Two questioned over disappearance of Eaton children are released from custody

Mar 15th 2011, 9:31 AM 614 Views 0 Comments

Man and woman had been arrested in Co Down and were questioned by PSNI detectives.

# children-in-care - Thursday 16 September, 2010

200 more child care workers to be employed by state
# Children's Rights
# Children's Rights

200 more child care workers to be employed by state

Sep 16th 2010, 7:56 PM 233 Views 0 Comments

The state has recruited an extra 133 child care social workers so far.