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#tusla

# tusla - Thursday 17 January, 2019

Hiqa report suggests allegations of abuse in Dublin were 'underreported' by Tusla to gardaí
# Dublin South Central
# Dublin South Central

Hiqa report suggests allegations of abuse in Dublin were 'underreported' by Tusla to gardaí

Jan 17th 2019, 7:25 PM 10,151 Views 6 Comments

Hiqa’s inspectors reviewed 26 files and found that in 19 of them allegations had not been appropriately notified to gardaí by social workers.

Penalties for parents who fail to send children to school are 'totally inadequate', judge claims
# Dublin District Court
# Dublin District Court

Penalties for parents who fail to send children to school are 'totally inadequate', judge claims

Jan 17th 2019, 6:15 AM 13,501 Views 0 Comments

Penalty for the offence on first conviction is a fine of up to €1,000 and a possible one-month sentence.

# tusla - Saturday 12 January, 2019

Six-month waitlist for counselling and confusion for those affected by adoption scandal despite promises
# St Patrick's Guild
# St Patrick's Guild

Six-month waitlist for counselling and confusion for those affected by adoption scandal despite promises

Jan 12th 2019, 12:05 AM 13,396 Views 24 Comments

The HSE told Tusla it hadn’t received any direction on this, despite the Department of Children believing it to be the case.

# tusla - Thursday 10 January, 2019

Ireland to accept 5 migrant minors from Malta following EU deal to relocate almost 300 people
# Malta
# Malta

Ireland to accept 5 migrant minors from Malta following EU deal to relocate almost 300 people

Jan 10th 2019, 12:05 PM 18,776 Views 88 Comments

Almost 50 migrants who were stranded at sea for weeks aboard two rescue ships arrived in Malta yesterday.

# tusla - Friday 28 December, 2018

Foster mother loses High Court challenge over how Tusla removed child from her care
# High Court
# High Court

Foster mother loses High Court challenge over how Tusla removed child from her care

Dec 28th 2018, 4:33 PM 23,754 Views 0 Comments

The woman fostered the boy, who has certain medical conditions, for more than a year after his birth in 2016.

# tusla - Friday 23 November, 2018

Tusla sets up helpline in wake of reports of 71 alleged abusers in Scouting Ireland review
# Child And Family Agency
# Child And Family Agency

Tusla sets up helpline in wake of reports of 71 alleged abusers in Scouting Ireland review

Nov 23rd 2018, 8:16 PM 9,531 Views 20 Comments

It comes after Minister Katherine Zappone revealed the findings earlier this week.

# tusla - Thursday 11 October, 2018

Children went 'missing' from Tusla care home more than 100 times in twelve-month period
# Hiqa Report
# Hiqa Report

Children went 'missing' from Tusla care home more than 100 times in twelve-month period

Oct 11th 2018, 2:56 PM 11,212 Views 4 Comments

The findings were made as part of an unannounced inspection by HIQA in July.

Tribunal 'might have been unnecessary' had Tusla admitted what happened with McCabe allegation
# Charleton Tribunal
# Charleton Tribunal

Tribunal 'might have been unnecessary' had Tusla admitted what happened with McCabe allegation

Oct 11th 2018, 2:12 PM 11,413 Views 17 Comments

The Charleton report charges the child and family agency of “astounding inefficiency”.

# tusla - Tuesday 2 October, 2018

Arrest over distribution of 'child sex dolls' as gardaí raid 32 premises
# Operation Ketch
# Operation Ketch

Arrest over distribution of 'child sex dolls' as gardaí raid 32 premises

Oct 2nd 2018, 1:30 PM 27,348 Views 54 Comments

Digital material, computers and mobile phones were seized in the searches which took place over the last five days.

Tusla has a file from 1980s on Bill Kenneally, says abuse survivor
# Waterford
# Waterford

Tusla has a file from 1980s on Bill Kenneally, says abuse survivor

Oct 2nd 2018, 8:11 AM 33,156 Views 0 Comments

The 20-page file was written in the 1980s, and was brought to the attention of survivors through an FOI request.

# tusla - Tuesday 25 September, 2018

Foster mother takes Tusla to High Court over refusal to consider her as adoptive parent for child
# Courts
# Courts

Foster mother takes Tusla to High Court over refusal to consider her as adoptive parent for child

Sep 25th 2018, 8:29 PM 21,376 Views 0 Comments

The woman had been caring for the boy from a few months after his birth until April of this year.

# tusla - Monday 17 September, 2018

Mother in court after daughter misses year at secondary school
# Dublin
# Dublin

Mother in court after daughter misses year at secondary school

Sep 17th 2018, 7:51 PM 34,308 Views 0 Comments

The offence can result in a prison sentence of up to one month and a €1,000 fine.

Nine-year-old boy in care moved five different times in 13 days
# Nowhere To Go
# Nowhere To Go

Nine-year-old boy in care moved five different times in 13 days

Sep 17th 2018, 12:15 AM 30,902 Views 0 Comments

“His experience in care is augmenting his experience of harm that brought him into care,” the judge said.

# tusla - Friday 31 August, 2018

Tusla's new national database will keep records of children on file 'in perpetuity'
# Permanent Record
# Permanent Record

Tusla's new national database will keep records of children on file 'in perpetuity'

Aug 31st 2018, 6:20 AM 11,270 Views 25 Comments

The only way files will be deleted will be in those where clear mistakes were made, such as those in the Maurice McCabe case.

# tusla - Thursday 30 August, 2018

The CEO of Tusla, Fred McBride, is resigning
# Child And Family Agency
# Child And Family Agency

The CEO of Tusla, Fred McBride, is resigning

Updated Aug 30th 2018, 6:24 PM 25,338 Views 40 Comments

The organisation has been plagued with a number of scandals in recent years.

# tusla - Friday 10 August, 2018

'We have a duty to keep personal info private': Tusla denies withholding child abuse details from gardaí
# Justice
# Justice

'We have a duty to keep personal info private': Tusla denies withholding child abuse details from gardaí

Aug 10th 2018, 6:20 AM 12,406 Views 13 Comments

The agency has acknowledged that it is concerned about requirements it has to inform suspects about complaints made to gardaí.

# tusla - Friday 6 July, 2018

Adoption scandal: Officials questioned whether telling those affected would 'do more harm than good'
# St Patrick's Guild
# St Patrick's Guild

Adoption scandal: Officials questioned whether telling those affected would 'do more harm than good'

Jul 6th 2018, 12:05 AM 18,541 Views 46 Comments

There may be more people than the 126 identified so far caught up in the St Patrick’s Guild adoption scandal.

# tusla - Saturday 30 June, 2018

'Utter nonsense': The curious case of Keith Harrison at the Disclosures Tribunal
# Disclosures Tribunal
# Disclosures Tribunal

'Utter nonsense': The curious case of Keith Harrison at the Disclosures Tribunal

Jun 30th 2018, 9:00 PM 27,450 Views 0 Comments

Unequivocally, and often brutally, Mr Justice Charleton dismissed the claims made by Garda Harrison at the Disclosures Tribunal.

A series of catastrophic events: What happened in the Tusla module at the Disclosures Tribunal
# Maurice McCabe
# Maurice McCabe

A series of catastrophic events: What happened in the Tusla module at the Disclosures Tribunal

Jun 30th 2018, 8:30 AM 7,686 Views 0 Comments

It finished nearly 12 months ago and here’s a breakdown of what happened.

# tusla - Saturday 23 June, 2018

Gardaí and Tusla still notify each other of child sexual abuse cases via fax or post
# This Day And Age
# This Day And Age

Gardaí and Tusla still notify each other of child sexual abuse cases via fax or post

Jun 23rd 2018, 10:30 AM 11,243 Views 45 Comments

Publishing a report on Tusla failings this week, Hiqa said “critically important information” was being distributed this way.

# tusla - Wednesday 20 June, 2018

Foster mother gets backdated payment of €28,600 after Tusla cut her allowances
# Ombudsman
# Ombudsman

Foster mother gets backdated payment of €28,600 after Tusla cut her allowances

Jun 20th 2018, 10:58 AM 22,344 Views 5 Comments

The woman’s allowances were reduced significantly when her two children turned 18, despite them both having intellectual disabilities.

# tusla - Tuesday 19 June, 2018

Tusla 'apologises profusely' for McCabe errors as damning report highlights systemic failures
# Child Abuse Claims
# Child Abuse Claims

Tusla 'apologises profusely' for McCabe errors as damning report highlights systemic failures

Updated Jun 19th 2018, 5:03 PM 15,340 Views 37 Comments

Hiqa published a report into Tusla’s errors in handling the Maurice McCabe case today, and pointed to a litany of failures.

Tusla chief's email to staff ahead of McCabe report's release: 'We can weather this storm'
# The Tusla File
# The Tusla File

Tusla chief's email to staff ahead of McCabe report's release: 'We can weather this storm'

Jun 19th 2018, 12:05 AM 21,308 Views 0 Comments

Health watchdog Hiqa is due to publish its report into Tulsa’s handling of information, ordered by Minister Zappone last year.

# tusla - Tuesday 5 June, 2018

Child abuse cases bogged down by lack of cooperation between gardaí and social workers
# Child Protection
# Child Protection

Child abuse cases bogged down by lack of cooperation between gardaí and social workers

Jun 5th 2018, 2:00 PM 6,098 Views 8 Comments

A major report has found that the courts aren’t adequately resourced to deal with complex cases.

# tusla - Thursday 31 May, 2018

'The sanctity of the confession box is still an issue when it comes to keeping children safe'
# Sexual Abuse
# Sexual Abuse

'The sanctity of the confession box is still an issue when it comes to keeping children safe'

May 31st 2018, 7:00 AM 24,463 Views 110 Comments

Survivors of Ryan, Ferns, Murphy and Cloyne are angry, writes Tanya Ward.

# tusla - Thursday 5 April, 2018

'Deeply concerning': Foster services criticised over lack of garda vetting and shortfall in carers
# HIQA
# HIQA

'Deeply concerning': Foster services criticised over lack of garda vetting and shortfall in carers

Apr 5th 2018, 1:55 PM 7,862 Views 5 Comments

The Health Information and Quality Authority released three inspection reports of foster care services in Ireland.

# tusla - Thursday 29 March, 2018

Social workers have to develop skills to deal with allegations of historical abuse 'on the hoof'
# Tusla
# Tusla

Social workers have to develop skills to deal with allegations of historical abuse 'on the hoof'

Mar 29th 2018, 6:25 AM 8,899 Views 10 Comments

The CEO of Tusla has said this area is “one of the most challenging” aspects of the agency’s work.

# tusla - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

Tusla will underspend its 2017 budget by €11.4m - here's why
# Child And Family Agency
# Child And Family Agency

Tusla will underspend its 2017 budget by €11.4m - here's why

Mar 28th 2018, 11:02 AM 13,532 Views 22 Comments

The Child and Family Agency identified hiring and retaining staff, as well as reputational damage as challenges this year.

# tusla - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

'Untrained' investigators: Garda approach in child sex abuse cases criticised
# Garda Inspectorate
# Garda Inspectorate

'Untrained' investigators: Garda approach in child sex abuse cases criticised

Feb 27th 2018, 8:19 PM 10,797 Views 11 Comments

Chief Inspector Mark Toland said that “child sexual abuse is one of the most serious types of crime” that Gardaí deal with.

# tusla - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

Maurice McCabe accepts fake rape allegation against him in HSE report was unintentional, Tribunal hears
# Copy And Paste Error
# Copy And Paste Error

Maurice McCabe accepts fake rape allegation against him in HSE report was unintentional, Tribunal hears

Feb 13th 2018, 6:00 PM 19,678 Views 0 Comments

The Disclosures Tribunal has concluded its first module and will break until next month.

Parents whose son missed 243 days of school in 3 years fail to turn up to court
# Dublin
# Dublin

Parents whose son missed 243 days of school in 3 years fail to turn up to court

Feb 13th 2018, 6:05 AM 52,647 Views 39 Comments

The father told an education and welfare officer that the missed school days were a result of his “bad back”.

# tusla - Monday 29 January, 2018

Two young children in care report sexual abuse by 11 people including their parents
# Child Abuse
# Child Abuse

Two young children in care report sexual abuse by 11 people including their parents

Jan 29th 2018, 12:05 AM 35,201 Views 21 Comments

Their story is one of 16 case studies published by the Child Care Law Reporting Project .

# tusla - Monday 15 January, 2018

Child with Down Syndrome and severe autism who was abandoned at birth was 'not receiving sufficient HSE and Tusla support'
# Molly's Case
# Molly's Case

Child with Down Syndrome and severe autism who was abandoned at birth was 'not receiving sufficient HSE and Tusla support'

Jan 15th 2018, 6:01 AM 15,258 Views 16 Comments

Tusla has committed to undertaking a “systemic review” of supports.

# tusla - Monday 8 January, 2018

Boy accused of assisting in alleged rape of sister is placed in secure unit
# High Court
# High Court

Boy accused of assisting in alleged rape of sister is placed in secure unit

Jan 8th 2018, 4:34 PM 44,487 Views 0 Comments

The 15-year-old has a history of drug taking and alcohol abuse, the High Court has been told.

# tusla - Friday 5 January, 2018

Waterford bishop warns local schools of paedophile ex-priest's 'recent activities'
# Child Abuse
# Child Abuse

Waterford bishop warns local schools of paedophile ex-priest's 'recent activities'

Jan 5th 2018, 12:05 AM 73,831 Views 72 Comments

In a letter sent out before Christmas, the Bishop said that convicted paedophile Oliver O’Grady was “seeking victims in our midst”.

# tusla - Sunday 24 December, 2017

Tusla CEO on McCabe case: 'It still riles me slightly. The cut and paste error wasn't us'
# Whistleblower
# Whistleblower

Tusla CEO on McCabe case: 'It still riles me slightly. The cut and paste error wasn't us'

Dec 24th 2017, 6:00 AM 19,239 Views 0 Comments

Fred McBride did say that Tusla “mismanaged” aspects of the case but the original error didn’t come from them.

# tusla - Saturday 23 December, 2017

'It certainly doesn't help': Tusla CEO says negative media coverage makes it harder to keep staff
# Retention
# Retention

'It certainly doesn't help': Tusla CEO says negative media coverage makes it harder to keep staff

Dec 23rd 2017, 6:30 AM 8,766 Views 17 Comments

Fred McBride was speaking at the end of another challenging year for the Child and Family Agency.

# tusla - Thursday 21 December, 2017

'We're not trying to manipulate figures': Tusla says social worker backlog is lower than numbers suggest
# Unallocated
# Unallocated

'We're not trying to manipulate figures': Tusla says social worker backlog is lower than numbers suggest

Dec 21st 2017, 6:05 AM 8,660 Views 19 Comments

The stats show that there are just under 5,300 cases where children are not allocated a social worker.

# tusla - Saturday 2 December, 2017

6 months on from damning report, State finally taking concerns on child protection seriously says charity
# National Level
# National Level

6 months on from damning report, State finally taking concerns on child protection seriously says charity

Dec 2nd 2017, 10:00 PM 12,087 Views 8 Comments

Geoffrey Shannon published a damning audit of the approach from gardaí and Tusla to child protection concerns earlier this year.