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# 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 8,373 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 52,211 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 8,553 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 44,175 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 6,496 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 11,124 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 32,612 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 6,750 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 23,014 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 10,107 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 7,159 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 36,506 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 68,264 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 57,135 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 64,913 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 43,880 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 14,631 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 21,350 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 12,303 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 18,480 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 35,851 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 30,629 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 9,725 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 48,518 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 24,810 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 14,378 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 103,728 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 44,098 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 8,139 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 4,436 Views 3 Comments

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

# tusla - Saturday 2 November, 2019

Chair of Tusla says 'journey of reform' lies ahead with further improvements needed 'on a daily basis'
# Tusla
# Tusla

Chair of Tusla says 'journey of reform' lies ahead with further improvements needed 'on a daily basis'

Nov 2nd 2019, 9:15 AM 15,199 Views 27 Comments

The former Labour Party leader was addressing foster carers at a conference this morning.

# tusla - Friday 1 November, 2019

Tusla employee jailed for three years for possession of child pornography images
# Cork
# Cork

Tusla employee jailed for three years for possession of child pornography images

Nov 1st 2019, 1:57 PM 27,097 Views 54 Comments

The images were the most serious of their kind.

# tusla - Thursday 31 October, 2019

Foster carers finally given insurance cover by the State following three-year long battle
# Exposed
# Exposed

Foster carers finally given insurance cover by the State following three-year long battle

Oct 31st 2019, 6:00 AM 10,152 Views 10 Comments

Some of the 4,500 foster carers in Ireland said the lack of cover had left them exposed

# tusla - Monday 14 October, 2019

RTÉ accused of neglecting child safety in war of words with Tusla ahead of Hyde and Seek exposé
# Hyde And Seek
# Hyde And Seek

RTÉ accused of neglecting child safety in war of words with Tusla ahead of Hyde and Seek exposé

Oct 14th 2019, 12:05 AM 26,700 Views 32 Comments

The RTÉ documentary about the Hyde and Seek chain was broadcast on 24 July.

# tusla - 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 43,967 Views 26 Comments

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

# tusla - Thursday 10 October, 2019

Parents left in limbo after Tusla closes unregistered aftercare facility in south Dublin
# Childcare
# Childcare

Parents left in limbo after Tusla closes unregistered aftercare facility in south Dublin

Oct 10th 2019, 12:05 AM 40,004 Views 41 Comments

Dimples Creche in Sandyford has been forced to close its after-care from tomorrow.

# tusla - Thursday 3 October, 2019

Allocation of social workers to children in foster care 'chaotic', inspection finds

Allocation of social workers to children in foster care 'chaotic', inspection finds

Oct 3rd 2019, 12:54 PM 7,647 Views 5 Comments

At the time of the inspection, 22% of children did not have an allocated social worker.

# tusla - Monday 23 September, 2019

New rules proposed to limit schools teaching 'difficult' children for fewer hours
# Reduced Timetables
# Reduced Timetables

New rules proposed to limit schools teaching 'difficult' children for fewer hours

Sep 23rd 2019, 7:20 AM 20,270 Views 35 Comments

Concerns have been raised over the use of reduced timetables.

# tusla - Thursday 19 September, 2019

Teen placed in 'unsafe' and 'unsuitable' hostel has been moved to new location, court told
# High Court
# High Court

Teen placed in 'unsafe' and 'unsuitable' hostel has been moved to new location, court told

Sep 19th 2019, 6:43 PM 8,952 Views 0 Comments

The case will be mentioned before the High Court in October.

# tusla - Tuesday 27 August, 2019

Woman avoids being sent back to jail for identifying her son in childcare proceedings on social media
# Courts
# Courts

Woman avoids being sent back to jail for identifying her son in childcare proceedings on social media

Aug 27th 2019, 2:35 PM 27,833 Views 0 Comments

It is a criminal offence to identify anyone who is the subject of childcare proceedings.

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