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# tusla - This week 20th November 2022 - 26th November 2022

Domestic violence services invited to apply for new funding stream secured in Budget 23
# Domestic Violence Services
# Domestic Violence Services

Domestic violence services invited to apply for new funding stream secured in Budget 23

Mon 6:15 AM 7,203 Views 13 Comments

€6.8 million is being made available through a ‘targeted call to established domestic violence service providers’.

# tusla - Last week 13th November 2022 - 26th November 2022

Tusla and AAI given new tracing powers after 'technical issue' arises with Birth Information Act
# Adoption
# Adoption

Tusla and AAI given new tracing powers after 'technical issue' arises with Birth Information Act

Nov 16th 2022, 11:15 AM 7,193 Views 0 Comments

An amendment is being made to the Birth Information and Tracing Act, six weeks after it became law.

Mother and Baby Homes: Forum says Tusla is 'erratic, dysfunctional and devoid of trust'
# Roderic O'Gorman
# Roderic O'Gorman

Mother and Baby Homes: Forum says Tusla is 'erratic, dysfunctional and devoid of trust'

Nov 15th 2022, 3:52 PM 9,799 Views 0 Comments

The Collaborative Forum’s report was finally published today – four years after it was compiled.

# tusla - This month November 2022

Adoption Authority boss says timelines to process birth information were 'too tight'
# Birth Information
# Birth Information

Adoption Authority boss says timelines to process birth information were 'too tight'

Nov 4th 2022, 12:42 PM 5,202 Views 2 Comments

The waiting period for people to receive their birth information under the new system tripled just weeks after launching.

# tusla - Last month October 2022

Waiting time for adopted people to get birth information triples to 90 days
# Tusla
# Tusla

Waiting time for adopted people to get birth information triples to 90 days

Oct 28th 2022, 8:56 PM 9,553 Views 21 Comments

Tusla and the AAI are finding it “difficult” to process and respond to all applications due to the high demand.

# tusla - This year 2022

Information and tracing services under Birth Act to begin from next month
# Adoption
# Adoption

Information and tracing services under Birth Act to begin from next month

Sep 12th 2022, 1:02 PM 6,931 Views 4 Comments

On 3 October applications for birth records can be made to the Adoption Authority of Ireland and Tusla.

HIQA inspection finds child sexual abuse case left waiting 11 months for initial assessment
# Tusla
# Tusla

HIQA inspection finds child sexual abuse case left waiting 11 months for initial assessment

Aug 16th 2022, 3:36 PM 11,453 Views 0 Comments

Tusla services in the Louth Meath area were deemed non-compliant by inspectors in three areas of quality and safety.

Tusla cannot confirm how many records it has about St Gerard's mother and baby home
# Foi Requests
# Foi Requests

Tusla cannot confirm how many records it has about St Gerard's mother and baby home

Aug 14th 2022, 12:05 AM 18,846 Views 0 Comments
  • Tusla confirms it has records about St Gerard's but can't say how many, Órla Ryan reports
  • The agency said it cannot read the documents unless a person requests them via FOI or under GDPR
  • Tusla refused an FOI request from Peter Mulryan, saying it cannot locate records about his sister
Almost 900 people sign up to adoption tracing system - 32 have 'no contact' preference
# Access To Records
# Access To Records

Almost 900 people sign up to adoption tracing system - 32 have 'no contact' preference

Aug 4th 2022, 10:17 AM 13,384 Views 2 Comments

A total of 891 adopted people and relatives applied to the new register in July.

'Two babies from one family, gone': Tusla unable to locate records despite 'extensive' search
# St Gerard's
# St Gerard's

'Two babies from one family, gone': Tusla unable to locate records despite 'extensive' search

Aug 3rd 2022, 12:05 AM 27,649 Views 0 Comments
  • Tuam survivor Peter Mulryan says it's "awful" that records for his older sister cannot be found, Órla Ryan reports
  • Peter believes there is a chance Bridget may have been incorrectly listed as dead, before being adopted
  • Records related to St Gerard's were given to Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, in 2017
'Where is she?': Survivor of Tuam home discovers he has a second sister with no burial record
# St Gerard's
# St Gerard's

'Where is she?': Survivor of Tuam home discovers he has a second sister with no burial record

Jul 28th 2022, 4:08 PM 20,911 Views 0 Comments

Peter Mulryan is going public with his search for information about a second sister, Bridget, who passed through St Gerard’s in Dublin.

'Vulnerable' girl taken into care after entering Ireland with man claiming to be her uncle
# Trafficking
# Trafficking

'Vulnerable' girl taken into care after entering Ireland with man claiming to be her uncle

Jul 27th 2022, 11:25 AM 41,538 Views 0 Comments

The girl had arrived into Ireland from Ukraine.

HIQA report finds "inconsistencies in many services" for children
# Delays
# Delays

HIQA report finds "inconsistencies in many services" for children

Jun 27th 2022, 12:20 PM 6,319 Views 2 Comments

Lengthy delays and a lack of resources were the main issues noted.

Parents left stressed after schools report children to Tusla for missing days due to Covid
# Attendance
# Attendance

Parents left stressed after schools report children to Tusla for missing days due to Covid

Apr 13th 2022, 12:05 AM 53,827 Views 35 Comments
Unaccompanied children as young as 12 arriving into Ireland from Ukraine
# Refugees
# Refugees

Unaccompanied children as young as 12 arriving into Ireland from Ukraine

Mar 24th 2022, 12:15 PM 28,589 Views 11 Comments

14 unaccompanied children are currently in Tusla care.

Taoiseach: Officials vetting accommodation for refugees amid report of 'sex for housing' offer
# Refugees In Ireland
# Refugees In Ireland

Taoiseach: Officials vetting accommodation for refugees amid report of 'sex for housing' offer

Mar 15th 2022, 4:28 PM 30,463 Views 16 Comments

Taoiseach says Ireland will take in a further 500 Ukrainian refugees that are currently in Moldova.

Review of domestic violence refuges highlights geographical gaps and inadequate provision
# Domestic Violence
# Domestic Violence

Review of domestic violence refuges highlights geographical gaps and inadequate provision

Updated Feb 16th 2022, 1:24 PM 16,828 Views 20 Comments

Minister Helen McEntee has committed to a womens’ refuge expansion.

# tusla - Last year 2021

Fostering within the family needs support, resources - and regulation
# Next Of Kin
# Next Of Kin

Fostering within the family needs support, resources - and regulation

Dec 22nd 2021, 7:00 AM 8,755 Views 4 Comments

Absence of clear oversight and supports leave children and caring relatives in precarious position.

Men plead guilty to PUP scam which cost state €150,000
# PUP Scam
# PUP Scam

Men plead guilty to PUP scam which cost state €150,000

Nov 1st 2021, 10:10 PM 52,394 Views 0 Comments

The email addresses of 74 HSE and Tusla employees were used for fraudulent claims

Tusla staff report having more time for face to face work in aftermath of HSE cyberattack
# Tusla
# Tusla

Tusla staff report having more time for face to face work in aftermath of HSE cyberattack

Oct 5th 2021, 6:30 AM 8,606 Views 0 Comments

Internal records detail how some employees reported being less burdened with emails.

Six children reported to Dublin hospital with accidental cannabis poisoning earlier this year
# Cannabis Poisoning
# Cannabis Poisoning

Six children reported to Dublin hospital with accidental cannabis poisoning earlier this year

Sep 20th 2021, 7:35 PM 44,436 Views 48 Comments

One case involved two siblings aged three and four who consumed cannabis peach ring jellies.

Adopted people seeking records ‘should be provided with counselling supports’, committee hears
# Adoption
# Adoption

Adopted people seeking records ‘should be provided with counselling supports’, committee hears

Jun 15th 2021, 9:05 PM 6,525 Views 5 Comments

Tusla CEO Bernard Gloster has said the provision of counselling should be underpinned by law.

Tusla apologises for 'hurt' felt by adoptees seeking access to personal information
# Identity
# Identity

Tusla apologises for 'hurt' felt by adoptees seeking access to personal information

Updated Jun 15th 2021, 4:30 PM 11,172 Views 10 Comments

An adoptee rights group said that Tusla’s apology is a “long overdue acknowledgement” of adoptees’ pain.

HSE hack: A sensitive Tusla database dealing with child protection cases can't be accessed
# Care
# Care

HSE hack: A sensitive Tusla database dealing with child protection cases can't be accessed

Updated May 21st 2021, 8:00 PM 32,733 Views 28 Comments

The Tusla database holds information on current and previous child care cases.

New helpline for Mother and Baby Home survivors concerned about risk still posed by abuser
# Child Protection
# Child Protection

New helpline for Mother and Baby Home survivors concerned about risk still posed by abuser

May 5th 2021, 6:39 PM 6,796 Views 6 Comments

Tusla said perpetrators may have been involved in the abuse of multiple children over time.

Tusla confirms 'unapproved email' about registering for vaccines sent to staff who were not eligible
# Covid19
# Covid19

Tusla confirms 'unapproved email' about registering for vaccines sent to staff who were not eligible

Apr 8th 2021, 7:16 PM 23,062 Views 10 Comments

The agency said it has conducted checks in other regions and this appears to be an isolated incident.

Report into illegal adoptions estimates there are thousands of 'suspicious' files, but advises against inquiry
# Birth Registration
# Birth Registration

Report into illegal adoptions estimates there are thousands of 'suspicious' files, but advises against inquiry

Mar 9th 2021, 4:26 PM 10,224 Views 12 Comments

Minister Roderic O’Gorman says “deep ethical issues” arise in relation to illegal birth registrations, and an inquiry may still happen.

Access to rent supplement for victims of domestic violence extended to the end of the year
# Rent Supplement
# Rent Supplement

Access to rent supplement for victims of domestic violence extended to the end of the year

Feb 19th 2021, 9:45 AM 7,200 Views 3 Comments

Rent supplement can be provided for an initial three-month period and the usual means test does not apply.

# tusla - All time

Child with profound disability left in hospital for two years after HSE and Tusla unable to secure care for him
# Investigation
# Investigation

Child with profound disability left in hospital for two years after HSE and Tusla unable to secure care for him

Nov 26th 2020, 8:39 AM 36,568 Views 59 Comments

The child suffered brain damage and significant life-changing injuries in 2016.

Legal advice is that GDPR is 'prohibited' by 2004 Act on Mother and Baby Homes Commission - Department
# Database
# Database

Legal advice is that GDPR is 'prohibited' by 2004 Act on Mother and Baby Homes Commission - Department

Updated Oct 23rd 2020, 10:15 PM 68,338 Views 72 Comments

The minister has defended the legislation but said he regrets poorly communicating what it intends to do.

Fionn Davenport: I was born in a mother and baby home - we have a right to our past
# Opinion
# Opinion

Fionn Davenport: I was born in a mother and baby home - we have a right to our past

Oct 23rd 2020, 9:04 AM 58,417 Views 33 Comments

Writer Fionn Davenport says the government’s rushing through of legislation last night condemns survivors of mother and baby homes to 30 more years of darkness.

'When your mother cried during labour, she was paying for her sins': Stories of mother and baby home survivors read into Dáil record
# Commission
# Commission

'When your mother cried during labour, she was paying for her sins': Stories of mother and baby home survivors read into Dáil record

Oct 22nd 2020, 9:30 AM 64,981 Views 32 Comments

Powerful testimonies of survivors from mother and baby homes were read out in the Dáil last night.

Senators express 'serious concern' that mother and baby home records will be sealed for 30 years
# Commission
# Commission

Senators express 'serious concern' that mother and baby home records will be sealed for 30 years

Updated Oct 14th 2020, 4:41 PM 43,946 Views 36 Comments

The Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes is due to submit its final report later this month.

Tusla suffers 23 'high risk' data breaches - including stolen files and loss of devices - since last year
# Child And Family Agency
# Child And Family Agency

Tusla suffers 23 'high risk' data breaches - including stolen files and loss of devices - since last year

Aug 17th 2020, 6:30 AM 14,763 Views 9 Comments

The vast majority of the cases involved an “employee error or omission”.

'He's devastated that he hasn't seen his child': The stories of children taken into care during Covid-19
# Cclrp
# Cclrp

'He's devastated that he hasn't seen his child': The stories of children taken into care during Covid-19

Jul 13th 2020, 6:10 AM 21,381 Views 0 Comments

The Child Care Law Reporting Project published its latest reports today.

Tusla expressed concern children could be at risk of 'immediate harm' due to restrictions on its services
# Child Protection
# Child Protection

Tusla expressed concern children could be at risk of 'immediate harm' due to restrictions on its services

May 30th 2020, 7:00 AM 12,334 Views 19 Comments

Internal risk reports expressed concern about the impact of reduced home visits and face-to-face meetings.

'An awful lot of neglect': Fears for safety of children as Tusla points to drop-off in child protection referrals
# Abuse And Neglect
# Abuse And Neglect

'An awful lot of neglect': Fears for safety of children as Tusla points to drop-off in child protection referrals

May 8th 2020, 12:05 AM 18,727 Views 15 Comments

Teachers and other professionals play a role in reporting suspected cases of child abuse – but schools are now closed until September.

Boy was used by older peers to take part in illegal fight club, court told
# Tusla
# Tusla

Boy was used by older peers to take part in illegal fight club, court told

Mar 27th 2020, 3:00 PM 35,885 Views 0 Comments

The teen, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is currently being detained at a special care unit.

Tusla 'accidentally disclosed' contact and location information of mother and child victim to alleged abuser
# Data Breaches
# Data Breaches

Tusla 'accidentally disclosed' contact and location information of mother and child victim to alleged abuser

Feb 20th 2020, 8:24 AM 30,734 Views 32 Comments

This and other data breaches are outlined in the Data Protection Commission’s annual report.

Survivors group 'concerned' that alleged child abusers could be allowed interview complainants
# Tusla
# Tusla

Survivors group 'concerned' that alleged child abusers could be allowed interview complainants

Feb 4th 2020, 1:18 PM 9,770 Views 17 Comments

Tusla’s new guidelines mean social workers could have to “stress test” allegations during interviews.

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