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Tuesday 28 March 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Neglect

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# Animal Cruelty
Woman whose dog could barely 'see, move or breathe' due to its matted coat avoids jail
Maureen Bracken was convicted of neglecting her pet and causing unnecessary suffering.
# Courts
Couple found guilty of neglect of 14-month-old baby girl
The jury returned unanimous verdicts after just over one hour of deliberations today.
# Child Abuse
'Isolated at home with their tormentor': Childline experiences increase in calls since closure of schools
The ISPCC said home is not a happy place for all children and they do not have their regular support network in schools anymore.
# Trauma
UCD research to explore how child abuse survivors found strength in their struggles
The research aims to identify the positive factors that helped peole who experienced trauma in their childhoods.
# Courts
Farmer found guilty after almost 40 dogs chained and neglected on property
The man received a fine of €1,150.
# Jailed
Dublin couple jailed over systematic neglect and physical abuse of the man's young daughter
The now 16-year-old had 46 separate injuries all over her body when she was examined by medical practitioners in 2008.
# Animal Welfare
Investigation underway after several horses found dead in Clonmel
A number of animals were also seized by authorities.
# Child Abuse
Nearly 20,000 reports of suspected child abuse were made to Tusla last year
This represents a 5% increase from 2015 figures.
# Physical
Almost 8,000 cases of adult abuse reported to HSE last year
The most common type of abuse among 18-64 years olds was physical 48%, psychological 24% and sexual abuse 11%.
# Child Protection
Beaten, neglected, left home alone - The report 'every parent in the country needs to read'
A shocking report published yesterday highlights cases of abuse and neglect of children in this country – and the State’s efforts to protect them.
# Morocco
In Casablanca, locals are building shanty towns on the rooftops of historic apartment buildings
A housing crisis has led Moroccans to cobble together makeshift homes.
# Horses
At crisis point: Over €1 million spent to destroy 2,000 horses in Dublin
There were 4,923 horses seized across Ireland in just one year and most were put down.
# Neglect
Boy in Belgian hospital after being left on freezing balcony for 15 hours as 'punishment'
The six-year-old was dressed in just his pyjamas.
# London
Father sentenced to nine years after force feeding his three-year-old son to death
The court heard that the father would mix together cereal and bread with milk and then place his son upon his lap and force him to drink the mixture.
# Children in Care
Jeff's story: A worried little boy in care - quiet, kind and deeply troubled
The child had been placed in care because of family violence, parental alcohol use and neglect and remained in care until he was an adult.
# Child Abuse
Beating, pinching, deliberate poisoning - 19,000 reports of child abuse made in Ireland every year
The largest number of referrals relate to concerns about emotional abuse.
# filthy conditions
Appeal by couple convicted of letting MS sufferer die with 'maggots in her infected bedsores'
They contend the jury should have been allowed to consider the HSE’s alleged culpability in the death of immobile MS sufferer Evelyn Joel.
# Neglect
Care order issued 'without question' as hungry children found living in cold, filthy conditions
The case was outlined in the latest volume of the Child Care Law Reporting Project.
# Neglect
Argentinian man accused of locking his wife and autistic son in a cage for years
He allegedly fed his son dog food.
Things I’ve learned from seven years as a Childline volunteer
After seven years of volunteering, I’ve learned a few things about young people that are worth sharing.
# Child Protection
'Unnerving' proposal could see sexual abuse victims be questioned by alleged abusers
Social workers say they feel “ethically compromised” by the suggestion.
Toddler in Utah horrifically 'beaten to death over a dirty nappy'
“There are no words for what this baby went through and the pain he suffered.”
# Garda Investigation
Horse rescue shelter appeals for missing ponies Bam Bam and Tyson to be returned
The two ponies were lent out to a foster home, but have since gone missing.
# Childline
Abuse, violence, mental health: Children in Ireland called for help 664,000 times last year
Figures from Childline indicate children are more comfortable talking about mental health on the web, with 20 per cent of online contacts relating to this area.
# intentional injury
Irish children are dying from neglect and abuse
That’s according to a new report from the European Child Safety Alliance.
# dog day afternoon
How could you not adopt one of these dogs?
Warning: Candidates in today’s Galway adoption day making puppy dog eyes at you.
# Neglect
If you see children begging on the street, the ISPCC want you to report it
The society’s Leanbh service wants members of the public to contact their out of hours service or gardaí if they see children begging.
Column: ‘I find it upsetting that you can legally strike your children as a form of discipline’
Ireland needs to follow the lead of other countries and make corporal punishment illegal, writes Tanya Ward.
# Children in Care
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.
# Child Abuse
Kenny: We have failed too many children
The Taoiseach spoke at a conference on child abuse and neglect last night.
# Asylum Seekers
Seven cases of sexual abuse reported in direct provision hostels in 2012
The average time spent in direct provision hostels has increased, but the numbers in the centres has declined.
# Redress
Cabinet 'to make decision on Bethany Home next week'
The survivors who lived in the home have been calling for a number of years for redress and an apology for their time there.
# Neglect
Report criticises HSE response to child neglect cases
The review of almost 100 cases found the extent of neglect was poorly documented in many social workers’ initial reports.
# Apology
Consideration on Bethany Home redress to be concluded 'in weeks'
Bethany survivor Derek Leinster said it is “breathtaking” and “great news” that an apology and redress could be on its way.
# Bethany Home
"Against all the odds, I survived": Bethany Home survivors tell their stories
Two men who spent time in the Bethany Home as children spoke to about the neglect they say they experienced there.
# Animal Rights
Six cases of horse cruelty seen by DSPCA this week
All six horses had died or had to be humanely destroyed because of starvation and neglect.
# Animal Welfare
25 puppies surrendered to Dogs Trust in 6 days
Some of the puppies were left in bags in a graveyard and along a canal while others arrived with serious burns on their paws from standing in their own urine.
# Funding
TD says Hogan has neglected scheme for disadvantaged urban areas
The Minister has said the phasing out of city council and development boards will have implications for the programme.
# Elderly
Report: Over half of nursing home staff have seen residents neglected
They said they had seen other staff members neglecting the residents, while a quarter said they had seen psychologically abusive acts take place.