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#tusla

# tusla - Today's News

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

11 hours ago 10,857 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

# tusla - Thursday 4 August, 2022

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 12,961 Views 2 Comments

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

# tusla - Wednesday 3 August, 2022

'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 27,270 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

# tusla - Thursday 28 July, 2022

'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 20,626 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.

# tusla - Wednesday 27 July, 2022

'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 41,478 Views 0 Comments

The girl had arrived into Ireland from Ukraine.

# tusla - Monday 27 June, 2022

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 6,285 Views 2 Comments

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

# tusla - Wednesday 13 April, 2022

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 53,210 Views 35 Comments

# tusla - Thursday 24 March, 2022

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 28,441 Views 11 Comments

14 unaccompanied children are currently in Tusla care.

# tusla - Tuesday 15 March, 2022

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 30,428 Views 16 Comments

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

# tusla - Wednesday 16 February, 2022

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 16,783 Views 20 Comments

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

# tusla - Wednesday 22 December, 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 8,659 Views 4 Comments

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

# tusla - Monday 1 November, 2021

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 52,348 Views 0 Comments

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

# tusla - Tuesday 5 October, 2021

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 8,586 Views 0 Comments

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

# tusla - Monday 20 September, 2021

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 44,364 Views 48 Comments

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

# tusla - Tuesday 15 June, 2021

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 6,515 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 11,159 Views 10 Comments

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

# tusla - Friday 21 May, 2021

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 32,696 Views 28 Comments

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

# tusla - Wednesday 5 May, 2021

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 6,770 Views 6 Comments

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

# tusla - Thursday 8 April, 2021

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 23,040 Views 10 Comments

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

# tusla - Tuesday 9 March, 2021

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 10,203 Views 12 Comments

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

# tusla - Friday 19 February, 2021

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 7,191 Views 3 Comments

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

# tusla - Thursday 26 November, 2020

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 36,548 Views 59 Comments

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

# tusla - Friday 23 October, 2020

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 68,309 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 58,261 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.

# tusla - Thursday 22 October, 2020

'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 64,952 Views 32 Comments

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

# tusla - Wednesday 14 October, 2020

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 43,919 Views 36 Comments

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

# tusla - Monday 17 August, 2020

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 14,716 Views 9 Comments

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

# tusla - Monday 13 July, 2020

'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 21,370 Views 0 Comments

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

# tusla - Saturday 30 May, 2020

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 12,319 Views 19 Comments

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

# tusla - Friday 8 May, 2020

'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 18,648 Views 15 Comments

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

# tusla - Friday 27 March, 2020

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 35,860 Views 0 Comments

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

# tusla - Thursday 20 February, 2020

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 30,688 Views 32 Comments

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

# tusla - Tuesday 4 February, 2020

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 9,745 Views 17 Comments

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

# tusla - Wednesday 22 January, 2020

Two crèches set to close following Tusla inspections
# Closure
# Closure

Two crèches set to close following Tusla inspections

Jan 22nd 2020, 5:34 PM 48,602 Views 0 Comments

The two crèches are in Dublin and Wicklow.

# tusla - Thursday 19 December, 2019

Tusla apologises to young woman for 'lack of support' after she was raped by her foster dad
# Apology
# Apology

Tusla apologises to young woman for 'lack of support' after she was raped by her foster dad

Dec 19th 2019, 12:06 AM 24,926 Views 19 Comments

He was convicted by a jury and sentenced to 12 years in prison last month.

# tusla - Sunday 15 December, 2019

Internal Tusla documents reveal staff complained of poor engagement from Scouting Ireland
# Safeguarding
# Safeguarding

Internal Tusla documents reveal staff complained of poor engagement from Scouting Ireland

Dec 15th 2019, 12:05 AM 14,402 Views 8 Comments

Early drafts of a letter that caused a row between the agency and Scouting Ireland contained stronger criticism of the organisation than the final version.

# tusla - Wednesday 11 December, 2019

'Lily is 83. Her son has moved in - and he's taken control of her pension'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Lily is 83. Her son has moved in - and he's taken control of her pension'

Dec 11th 2019, 7:00 AM 103,744 Views 25 Comments

New research being launched today shows how vulnerable adults are falling through the cracks when it comes to safeguarding.

# tusla - Friday 6 December, 2019

Teenage girl was on mental health waiting list for three months before suicide
# National Review Panel
# National Review Panel

Teenage girl was on mental health waiting list for three months before suicide

Dec 6th 2019, 2:16 PM 44,164 Views 14 Comments

Niamh’s case is among three child deaths examined by the National Review Panel.

# tusla - Friday 29 November, 2019

Tusla defers deadline for crèches to submit fire risk assessments
# Childcare
# Childcare

Tusla defers deadline for crèches to submit fire risk assessments

Nov 29th 2019, 10:02 AM 8,153 Views 21 Comments

Some childcare providers were finding it “particularly challenging” to carry out fire risk assessments.

# tusla - Thursday 21 November, 2019

Ten-fold increase in a decade in number of children from State care reaching out for help
# Epic
# Epic

Ten-fold increase in a decade in number of children from State care reaching out for help

Nov 21st 2019, 6:00 AM 4,453 Views 3 Comments

Children as young as five years old required the support of advocates last year.

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