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Tuesday 28 March 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# in care

All time
# nowhere to go
Nine-year-old boy in care moved five different times in 13 days
“His experience in care is augmenting his experience of harm that brought him into care,” the judge said.
# lack of support
‘I was homeless and in a shelter at 15’: Care leavers being forced into homelessness
Limited supports for children coming through care is forcing young people out onto the streets and into a growing homeless crisis.
# Burnout
'I understand why a lot of people leave': Being a social worker in Ireland
A social worker speaks to about the stresses and strains of working a very difficult, challenging job.
# in care
Children with disabilities: Over 70 claims of abuse received by health watchdog
Health and social care watchdog Hiqa also received notifications about serious injuries and misconduct by staff.
Ireland has more than 6,000 children in care. How are they doing in school?
The Irish state is basically raising these children – but how good a job is it doing, asks Professor Robbie Gilligan.
# in care
Five sexual incidents at centre for vulnerable adults investigated
Files for the patients showed no record of a capacity to make a decision on engaging in a sexual relationship.
# in care
Three children abused by their mother escaped from their home using a ladder
The mother beat one of the children and told the others she was ‘beating the white devil’ out of the child.