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#tusla

# tusla - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

'This should be the bare minimum we expect': Fostering service to close down in wake of damning report

Fresh Start Foster Care Service said it was ceasing operations due to “ongoing difficulties in relation to retention and recruitment of staff”.

# tusla - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

Senior Tusla manager says there was no 'liaison or collusion' with gardaí on McCabe file

At the Disclosures Tribunal today, senior Tusla manager Gerard Lowry denied he was trying to blame others for “catastrophic errors”.

# tusla - Monday 10 July, 2017

'Every error that is made is to the detriment of Sgt McCabe. There isn't an error in his favour'

The Disclosures Tribunal has heard that the false Maurice McCabe child sex allegations were ‘absolutely coincidences’.

# tusla - Friday 7 July, 2017

'That was an oversight on my part and human error': Social worker says she failed to notice two names on same file

The Disclosures Tribunal has heard how a HSE social work team leader wrote to gardaí about the claims in 2013.

# tusla - Thursday 29 June, 2017

'He pinned my arms down and he strangled me': Couple with challenged son call for more support

Edel Dooley and her husband Anton spoke this morning on RTÉ’s Today with Sean O’Rourke about their eight-year-old son Jacob.

# tusla - Monday 26 June, 2017

HSE misallocated latest request from sexual abuse survivor whose claims it lost for 3 years

The HSE’s dealings with ‘Mary’ has seen it issue her with a number of apologies since 2010.

# tusla - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

'It's not always as straightforward': Tusla chief on removing children at high risk from State care

Tusla chief executive Fred McBride was speaking at the Joint Committee on Children and Youth Affairs this morning.

# tusla - Friday 16 June, 2017

"This is a difficult case": Placement found for teenager left 'lying in hospital' for weeks

The case had been brought before the High Court by the teenager’s guardian ad litem.

Plight of teenager left 'lying in hospital' for weeks brought to High Court Exclusive

There is no suitable placement for the teenager, who has a history of self harm.

# tusla - Monday 12 June, 2017

Sexually abused siblings lived in 'succession of very dirty, chaotic houses'

This case is just one of 22 being highlighted by the Child Care Law Reporting Project today.

# tusla - Saturday 10 June, 2017

'They're extremely loyal. Even though they've grown up with neglect they just want to go home'

Guardians ad litem are appointed by the courts to give children a voice, but that task is by no means an easy one.

# tusla - Tuesday 30 May, 2017

Tusla is "very concerned" after child sexual abuse issue raised on RTE Investigates

A report published yesterday found chronic systemic failures in the functions carried out by Tusla.

# tusla - Monday 29 May, 2017

'Children are treated like human trash': The systematic failings in Ireland's child protection system

A report published today found serious issues with inter-agency cooperation when dealing with vulnerable children taken from their parents.

# tusla - Saturday 27 May, 2017

'I was afraid of my father. I thought it was normal to be afraid of adults'

A new report from NUI Galway highlights the experiences of children in foster care in Ireland.

# tusla - Tuesday 23 May, 2017

Child with an intellectual disability placed in hospital for three months

The Ombudsman for Children is concerned that this is a children’s rights issue and plan to pursue the issue in 2017.

# tusla - Monday 22 May, 2017

Tusla inquiries are a 'major distraction' according to chief executive

McBride was speaking at the launch of Tusla’s new child protection and welfare strategy for 2017-2022.

# tusla - Sunday 21 May, 2017

'Behind each of these numbers is a child that needs help': The business of fostering in Ireland

The State spends over €100 million on foster care each year but Tusla’s role in providing this care is under sharp scrutiny.

# tusla - Monday 15 May, 2017

Tusla warns that child protection reports may not have been received over weekend

The Department of Communications described the global cyber attack as “unprecedented”.

# tusla - Thursday 11 May, 2017

Suicide, overdose, sudden infant death: Children who died while in contact with social services

The National Review Panel released five case studies of vulnerable children who died.

# tusla - Thursday 27 April, 2017

€6.3 million settlement approved for woman at centre of Grace case

Fianna Fáil TD John McGuinness said that the settlement was appropriate, but questioned whether anything had changed at the HSE and Tusla.

# tusla - Friday 21 April, 2017

'You have come a long way': Court hears how mother turned life around to regain access to child

The judge adjourned the case until October, when the mother and child’s progress will be seen.

# tusla - Thursday 20 April, 2017

Children abscond from Tusla care centre 42 times in five months

No further admissions will be made to the Tusla centre until these issues are fixed.

Family Support Agency board member overclaimed €40k in expenses

“Obviously, in hindsight, it was wrong, there is no question about that,” Richard Hickey said.

Child remains in care after parents refuse to answer phone or turn up to court hearing

The family court heard that the family had living arrangements “unsuitable for a young child”.

# tusla - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

16-year-old whose 'life is in danger' over suspected drug debt to be placed in secure care

The teen had been unable to explain how he came into possession of quantities of cash, counsel said.

# tusla - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

'I don't want waiting lists': Judge rules 'with a heavy heart' for kids to remain in foster care

The judge rejected an application to return the children home to their father.

# tusla - Monday 3 April, 2017

Six Irish children sent to psychiatric units abroad in last two years

Three children were last year placed at a facility in northern England that was the subject of a recent, highly-critical documentary concerning the standard of care delivered there.

# tusla - Sunday 2 April, 2017

Six more teenagers from 'The Jungle' migrant camp arrive in Ireland

This brings to 25 the number of children separated from their loved ones by the migrant crisis who have been accepted into Ireland.

The challenges of integrating migrant children in Ireland's care

There are many challenges around mental health and cultural identity in particular.

# tusla - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

Woman with intellectual disabilties left in foster home for two years after claims of sexual abuse

Yesterday, Cabinet was informed about new disability protocols which will cost €7 million per year.

# tusla - Thursday 9 March, 2017

There were 56,000 reports of child abuse in three years

Mattie McGrath said the numbers were “horrifying and deeply disturbing”.

# tusla - Monday 6 March, 2017

Litany of errors by child services saw woman's claims of serious sexual abuse 'lost' for over three years Exclusive

The HSE’s child and family services, the precursor to Tusla, also repeatedly sent details of the case to a series of incorrect addresses.

# tusla - Friday 3 March, 2017

Maurice McCabe files suit against HSE, Tusla over false sexual abuse claim

Members of his family have also filed suits for damages against the State Agencies.

# tusla - Wednesday 22 February, 2017

Tusla boss admits confidence in system 'may well have been undermined'

The organisation would develop and train specialist teams to determine the truth of allegations made to the organisation, he told TDs.

# tusla - Tuesday 21 February, 2017

Marriage counselling service Relationships Ireland closes over funding issues

18 employees of the company are set to lose their jobs and a further eight counselling contracts have been terminated.

# tusla - Friday 17 February, 2017

Abuse claim against McCabe was not 'copy/paste' error - report

The issue arose because a caseworker didn’t delete from a template.

# tusla - Wednesday 15 February, 2017

'Admin error' that led to McCabe allegations was not reported as HSE data protection breach

Documents released under an FOI show that the incident wasn’t listed among 103 data protection breaches reported between April 2014 and April 2015.

Government 'nervous' about extending Tribunal to other whistleblowers

Garda whistleblower Keith Harrison demanded his case be included in the Tribunal.

# tusla - Tuesday 14 February, 2017

Cabinet to discuss potential public inquiry into Maurice McCabe scandal

The garda sergeant last night held meetings with Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáíl over what happens next.

# tusla - Monday 13 February, 2017

'We are entitled to the truth today': Kenny to discuss McCabe public inquiry with Micheál Martin

Maurice McCabe and his wife, Lorraine, have called for the government to answer a number of questions.