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#Foster Care

# foster-care - Friday 24 March, 2017

'A monumental cock-up': HSE boss admits Grace case worker still in public service and on a full pension
# Foster Care
# Foster Care

'A monumental cock-up': HSE boss admits Grace case worker still in public service and on a full pension

Mar 24th 2017, 12:14 PM 21,164 Views 43 Comments

The Director General of the HSE was before an Oireachtas committee yesterday to correct the record.

# foster-care - Wednesday 1 March, 2017

Allegations of abuse about another child at 'Grace' home reported to gardaí in 1996
# Foster Care
# Foster Care

Allegations of abuse about another child at 'Grace' home reported to gardaí in 1996

Mar 1st 2017, 7:45 AM 11,274 Views 20 Comments

The cases of four other service users were formally identified by An Garda Síochána.

# foster-care - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

'If we had simply accepted that ageist foster parents rule, it would still be with us'
# Foster Care
# Foster Care

'If we had simply accepted that ageist foster parents rule, it would still be with us'

Dec 28th 2016, 6:20 AM 16,328 Views 9 Comments

In May, TheJournal.ie exclusively reported about the case where grandparents were told they were too old to be the foster carers of their grandchild.

# foster-care - Thursday 15 December, 2016

Children in care: 'How many Government ministers would throw their children out at 18?'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Children in care: 'How many Government ministers would throw their children out at 18?'

Dec 15th 2016, 6:45 AM 3,092 Views 28 Comments

Enforced independence at 18 can be premature and disastrous for vulnerable young people in care, writes Robbie Gilligan.

# foster-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 15,004 Views 6 Comments

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

# foster-care - Wednesday 2 November, 2016

HSE didn't publish reports into foster care abuse claims under garda advice
# Grace
# Grace

HSE didn't publish reports into foster care abuse claims under garda advice

Nov 2nd 2016, 6:00 PM 12,106 Views 13 Comments

A report published yesterday identified failings in investigation on the behalf of the HSE.

# foster-care - Thursday 20 October, 2016

Nine months after probe promised into alleged foster care abuse - still no inquiry
# Delayed
# Delayed

Nine months after probe promised into alleged foster care abuse - still no inquiry

Oct 20th 2016, 6:25 PM 5,790 Views 18 Comments

The scandal resulted in the HSE Director General Tony O’Brien apologising to the 47 families who were in the care of the home.

# foster-care - Saturday 27 August, 2016

A day in the Family Court: Child not told when father might visit to 'avoid disappointment'
# Child And Family Agency
# Child And Family Agency

A day in the Family Court: Child not told when father might visit to 'avoid disappointment'

Aug 27th 2016, 7:00 AM 19,713 Views 0 Comments

The Child and Family Agency told the court the father was making good steps towards recovery.

# foster-care - Tuesday 23 August, 2016

More than 150 court summonses sent to parents about poor school attendance
# Tusla
# Tusla

More than 150 court summonses sent to parents about poor school attendance

Aug 23rd 2016, 12:27 PM 11,126 Views 16 Comments

Tusla’s annual report shows there were over 6,300 children in care in Ireland in 2015.

# foster-care - Tuesday 31 May, 2016

'They are not alone': Grandparents fighting for custody of their grandchildren not unique
# Foster Care
# Foster Care

'They are not alone': Grandparents fighting for custody of their grandchildren not unique

May 31st 2016, 9:01 AM 17,537 Views 0 Comments

Last week, TheJournal.ie reported about the removal of a child from the care of the grandparents due to their age.

# foster-care - Tuesday 24 May, 2016

Heartbroken grandparents say Tusla custody battle is 'killing' them
# Foster Care
# Foster Care

Heartbroken grandparents say Tusla custody battle is 'killing' them

May 24th 2016, 12:08 PM 41,348 Views 0 Comments

Following yesterday’s exclusive report by TheJournal.ie, Tusla has commented further on the situation.

# foster-care - Monday 23 May, 2016

Grandparents and foster care - how the system works
# It's Complicated
# It's Complicated

Grandparents and foster care - how the system works

May 23rd 2016, 6:10 AM 31,406 Views 99 Comments

In the wake of a nine-year-old boy being removed from his grandparents’ care on age grounds, we looks at how foster care works.

Young child taken from grandparents and put into foster care because of their age
# Courts
# Courts

Young child taken from grandparents and put into foster care because of their age

May 23rd 2016, 6:05 AM 82,526 Views 0 Comments

“He is our pride and joy” – couple in their 60s devastated by Tusla decision.

# foster-care - Monday 9 May, 2016

Child agency admits it's "aware" of case of alleged sexual abuse at foster home in southwest
# Tusla
# Tusla

Child agency admits it's "aware" of case of alleged sexual abuse at foster home in southwest

May 9th 2016, 7:25 AM 9,320 Views 0 Comments

A 19-year-old with intellectual disabilities was left behind after other children were removed from the home following the allegation.

# foster-care - Sunday 8 May, 2016

Teenager with intellectual disabilities left in foster home despite allegations of sexual abuse
# Southwest
# Southwest

Teenager with intellectual disabilities left in foster home despite allegations of sexual abuse

May 8th 2016, 2:52 PM 11,031 Views 0 Comments

The young person had been living in the home in the Cork/Kerry area since 2003.

# foster-care - Friday 29 April, 2016

Children's Referendum opponents say their "worst fears" have been realised
# Abuse Allegations
# Abuse Allegations

Children's Referendum opponents say their "worst fears" have been realised

Apr 29th 2016, 6:20 AM 21,913 Views 0 Comments

First Families First, which opposed the Children’s Referendum and the Marriage Referendum, want another referendum.

# foster-care - Wednesday 24 February, 2016

Department of Health says Michael Noonan never sought to influence Grace decision
# Foster Home Abuse
# Foster Home Abuse

Department of Health says Michael Noonan never sought to influence Grace decision

Feb 24th 2016, 4:56 PM 12,266 Views 62 Comments

TheJournal.ie asked other former health ministers when they were made aware of the case.

# foster-care - Tuesday 2 February, 2016

Foster care case: 'These are allegations of rape using implements and horrific sexual abuse'
# Sexual Abuse
# Sexual Abuse

Foster care case: 'These are allegations of rape using implements and horrific sexual abuse'

Feb 2nd 2016, 11:17 PM 41,522 Views 85 Comments

Tony O’Brien is in front of the Public Accounts Committee today to answer questions about abuse in a foster home in Waterford.

# foster-care - Sunday 31 January, 2016

HSE confirm that people were left in a foster home after allegations of sexual abuse
# Failings
# Failings

HSE confirm that people were left in a foster home after allegations of sexual abuse

Jan 31st 2016, 5:03 PM 13,598 Views 41 Comments

More than 40 people passed through the foster home between from the early 1980s up to 2009.

# foster-care - Friday 29 January, 2016

'They were tortured and degraded in unspeakable ways'
# Foster Care
# Foster Care

'They were tortured and degraded in unspeakable ways'

Jan 29th 2016, 11:07 PM 36,182 Views 43 Comments

Social Care Minister Kathleen Lynch issued a statement today addressing allegations of physical and sexual abuse at a state-backed foster home.

# foster-care - Wednesday 27 January, 2016

HSE says sorry to victim of 'savage abuse', after apology "misunderstanding"
# Foster Care
# Foster Care

HSE says sorry to victim of 'savage abuse', after apology "misunderstanding"

Jan 27th 2016, 12:13 PM 16,895 Views 0 Comments

The woman was allegedly subjected to sexual and physical abuse for 20 years.

# foster-care - Thursday 1 October, 2015

Teenage mother allowed to leave foster care with her baby
# Care Order
# Care Order

Teenage mother allowed to leave foster care with her baby

Oct 1st 2015, 9:15 PM 25,435 Views 0 Comments

“She has worked hard at organising her life, towards the goal of independence.”

# foster-care - Tuesday 16 June, 2015

Baby Maria, childcare, and why all we want the 'storybook child'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Baby Maria, childcare, and why all we want the 'storybook child'

Jun 16th 2015, 9:00 PM 217 Views 30 Comments

There are currently over 6,000 children in the Irish care system but in childhood, as in life, the implication is that younger is better.

# foster-care - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

How some teenagers are forced from foster care into direct provision once they turn 18
# Aftercare
# Aftercare

How some teenagers are forced from foster care into direct provision once they turn 18

Nov 25th 2014, 6:30 AM 5,707 Views 30 Comments

The ESRI has published a report into the care given to unaccompanied minors.

# foster-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 6,905 Views 9 Comments

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

# foster-care - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

Opinion: 'I used to think foster parents were very special people. I now know they are very ordinary people.'
# Foster Care
# Foster Care

Opinion: 'I used to think foster parents were very special people. I now know they are very ordinary people.'

Nov 11th 2014, 8:05 AM 19,983 Views 34 Comments

As a family and as individuals, we have benefited every bit as much as the children we have and continue to care for – life has been enriched.

# foster-care - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

Legislation published to place 'duty' on Child and Family Agency to provide aftercare
# Frances Fitzgerald
# Frances Fitzgerald

Legislation published to place 'duty' on Child and Family Agency to provide aftercare

Feb 25th 2014, 10:32 PM 6,077 Views 10 Comments

It follows a HSE report late last year that highlighted a number of incidents where young adults died after leaving statutory care.

# foster-care - Friday 29 November, 2013

Five foster families are caring for children despite having their application rejected
# Foster Care
# Foster Care

Five foster families are caring for children despite having their application rejected

Nov 29th 2013, 8:05 AM 7,840 Views 33 Comments

The report added that standards of aftercare was also poor in some cases and that the uptake of training was poor.

# foster-care - Friday 26 July, 2013

Food, restraint and family: Reports give insight into foster care
# Children
# Children

Food, restraint and family: Reports give insight into foster care

Jul 26th 2013, 7:15 AM 5,626 Views 3 Comments

In some centres, children and young people engaged in risk-taking behaviour, inspection reports from HIQA found.

# foster-care - Thursday 25 July, 2013

Reports: Good quality foster care, but some unapproved carers
# Children
# Children

Reports: Good quality foster care, but some unapproved carers

Jul 25th 2013, 1:04 PM 3,480 Views 2 Comments

HIQA said it was concerned about the lack of urgency given to some investigations by the HSE of allegations made against foster carers.

# foster-care - Wednesday 3 April, 2013

Moving teens to Direct Provision causes “uncertainty and fear”
# Children
# Children

Moving teens to Direct Provision causes “uncertainty and fear”

Apr 3rd 2013, 9:01 AM 6,096 Views 19 Comments

The report from UCD, which was commissioned by the HSE and Barnardos shows that there is a big need to recruit foster carers, especially in Dublin.

# foster-care - Thursday 21 February, 2013

'Worrying' HIQA report raises questions about safety of foster children in Dublin North West
# Children
# Children

'Worrying' HIQA report raises questions about safety of foster children in Dublin North West

Feb 21st 2013, 9:59 PM 6,786 Views 43 Comments

The report found some children had remained in placements despite allegations being made about foster carers.

# foster-care - Saturday 16 February, 2013

# foster-care - Tuesday 23 October, 2012

Column: For foster children like me, the Children’s Referendum is a new chance
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: For foster children like me, the Children’s Referendum is a new chance

Oct 23rd 2012, 7:00 AM 277 Views 130 Comments

The change won’t make any difference to most people, writes Wayne Dignam. But for a few, it could mean everything.

# foster-care - Wednesday 19 September, 2012

Opposition parties likely to support Children's Rights referendum
# Referendum
# Referendum

Opposition parties likely to support Children's Rights referendum

Sep 19th 2012, 3:34 PM 3,788 Views 24 Comments

Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin welcome the wording, but SF says it wants to consult legal advisors before giving the referendum full approval.

Children's referendum 'not a charter for breaking up families' - Fitzgerald
# Referendum
# Referendum

Children's referendum 'not a charter for breaking up families' - Fitzgerald

Sep 19th 2012, 1:31 PM 4,937 Views 56 Comments

Frances Fitzgerald says there is “no evidence” that Irish courts would seek to take children from parents if the referendum is approved.

# foster-care - Friday 24 February, 2012

Daly looks to young faces for Galway trip
# Capital Gains
From The42
# Capital Gains

Daly looks to young faces for Galway trip

Feb 24th 2012, 9:20 PM 556 Views 0 Comments

Shane Stapleton, a St Patrick’s clubmate of Liam Rushe makes his first league start as does Danny Sutcliffe of Naomh Jude

# foster-care - Monday 25 July, 2011

'Unacceptable' risk to children in HSE Dublin foster care, says watchdog
# Foster Care
# Foster Care

'Unacceptable' risk to children in HSE Dublin foster care, says watchdog

Jul 25th 2011, 7:24 PM 1,248 Views 9 Comments

The State’s health watchdog has criticised the HSE’s Dublin north central foster care service, saying that children were being placed with “unassessed and unapproved” foster parents.

# foster-care - Tuesday 19 July, 2011

'Real progress' being made on Ryan Report recommendations
# Children
# Children

'Real progress' being made on Ryan Report recommendations

Jul 19th 2011, 6:41 PM 574 Views 0 Comments

The Minister for Children has published a second progress report on the recommendations arising out of the Ryan Report.

# foster-care - Monday 13 June, 2011