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#FOSTERING

# fostering - Monday 14 September, 2020

Opinion: Foster care is in trouble in Ireland and its privatisation is not the answer
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Foster care is in trouble in Ireland and its privatisation is not the answer

Sep 14th 2020, 7:00 AM 22,624 Views 16 Comments

Green Party TD Patrick Costello says foster care in Ireland has been at breaking point for some time and it cannot be ignored any longer.

# fostering - Saturday 12 October, 2019

Gay couple encourage other members of the LGBT community to consider fostering children
# Tusla
# Tusla

Gay couple encourage other members of the LGBT community to consider fostering children

Oct 12th 2019, 8:30 AM 43,959 Views 26 Comments

There are more than 6,000 children in state care in Ireland.

# fostering - Friday 28 December, 2018

Foster mother loses High Court challenge over how Tusla removed child from her care
# High Court
# High Court

Foster mother loses High Court challenge over how Tusla removed child from her care

Dec 28th 2018, 4:33 PM 23,724 Views 0 Comments

The woman fostered the boy, who has certain medical conditions, for more than a year after his birth in 2016.

# fostering - Tuesday 25 September, 2018

Foster mother takes Tusla to High Court over refusal to consider her as adoptive parent for child
# Courts
# Courts

Foster mother takes Tusla to High Court over refusal to consider her as adoptive parent for child

Sep 25th 2018, 8:29 PM 21,362 Views 0 Comments

The woman had been caring for the boy from a few months after his birth until April of this year.

# fostering - Saturday 14 April, 2018

Actor Barry Keoghan: '13 foster homes. If that's on paper you'd think "he's destined to mess up"'
# Late Late Show
# Late Late Show

Actor Barry Keoghan: '13 foster homes. If that's on paper you'd think "he's destined to mess up"'

Apr 14th 2018, 7:42 AM 116,826 Views 36 Comments

The actor’s stock is growing in Hollywood, and he told Tubridy last night how his experiences growing up shaped him.

# fostering - Friday 22 December, 2017

'They've two Christmasses. One with us and another with their birth family'
# FOSTERING
# FOSTERING

'They've two Christmasses. One with us and another with their birth family'

Dec 22nd 2017, 10:00 PM 16,466 Views 15 Comments

Foster carers describe the extra lengths they go to make sure that Christmas is a good time for the children in their care.

# fostering - Tuesday 21 November, 2017

'Major non-compliance': 82 foster carers in Cork did not have up-to-date Garda vetting
# FOSTERING
# FOSTERING

'Major non-compliance': 82 foster carers in Cork did not have up-to-date Garda vetting

Nov 21st 2017, 2:12 PM 9,036 Views 11 Comments

HIQA has written to the COO of Tusla about the risks that were identified.

# fostering - Thursday 9 November, 2017

€19 million a year spent on private foster care because Tusla is overstretched
# Service Gap
# Service Gap

€19 million a year spent on private foster care because Tusla is overstretched

Nov 9th 2017, 6:01 AM 9,484 Views 1 Comment

Oireachtas Children’s Committee will today recommend resources be used to recruit more social workers for public service.

# fostering - Tuesday 8 August, 2017

Some foster carers in Kerry, Galway and Roscommon are not being vetted enough
# Checks
# Checks

Some foster carers in Kerry, Galway and Roscommon are not being vetted enough

Aug 8th 2017, 4:38 PM 7,403 Views 9 Comments

Two new Hiqa reports have identified a number of shortcomings.

# fostering - Sunday 16 July, 2017

Foster carers 'felt disrespected' by social workers, report finds
# Vulnerable Children
# Vulnerable Children

Foster carers 'felt disrespected' by social workers, report finds

Jul 16th 2017, 7:30 AM 9,655 Views 7 Comments

In all, 300 social workers and foster carers responded to a joint consultation from Tusla and the Irish Foster Care Association.

# fostering - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

'This should be the bare minimum we expect': Fostering service to close down in wake of damning report
# HIQA
# HIQA

'This should be the bare minimum we expect': Fostering service to close down in wake of damning report

Jul 12th 2017, 5:38 PM 13,975 Views 2 Comments

Fresh Start Foster Care Service said it was ceasing operations due to “ongoing difficulties in relation to retention and recruitment of staff”.

# fostering - Saturday 27 May, 2017

'I was afraid of my father. I thought it was normal to be afraid of adults'
# Foster Care
# Foster Care

'I was afraid of my father. I thought it was normal to be afraid of adults'

May 27th 2017, 12:05 AM 35,095 Views 19 Comments

A new report from NUI Galway highlights the experiences of children in foster care in Ireland.

# fostering - Sunday 21 May, 2017

'Behind each of these numbers is a child that needs help': The business of fostering in Ireland
# Vulnerable Children
# Vulnerable Children

'Behind each of these numbers is a child that needs help': The business of fostering in Ireland

May 21st 2017, 10:00 PM 18,607 Views 23 Comments

The State spends over €100 million on foster care each year but Tusla’s role in providing this care is under sharp scrutiny.

# fostering - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

Foster service in south central Dublin had 'significant risks' for children
# FOSTERING
# FOSTERING

Foster service in south central Dublin had 'significant risks' for children

Apr 18th 2017, 11:39 AM 7,834 Views 3 Comments

All other 21 headings “require improvement”.

# fostering - 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 15,006 Views 6 Comments

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

# fostering - 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.

# fostering - 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 19,992 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.

# fostering - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

New child protection service for migrant families launched
# Cultural Sensitivity
# Cultural Sensitivity

New child protection service for migrant families launched

Jun 10th 2014, 1:56 PM 6,214 Views 114 Comments

The initiative has been established to address the “general lack of understanding and stigma surrounding migrant families going through child protection interventions”.

# fostering - Saturday 7 September, 2013

Almost 400 children on child services waiting lists in Waterford
# HIQA
# HIQA

Almost 400 children on child services waiting lists in Waterford

Sep 7th 2013, 7:00 AM 5,175 Views 5 Comments

A HIQA inspection into Child Protection and Welfare Service in the county highlighted the problem but the HSE says it is working on clearing the lists.

# fostering - Friday 26 July, 2013