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#tusla

# tusla - Tuesday 30 May, 2017

Tusla is "very concerned" after child sexual abuse issue raised on RTE Investigates
# Child Care Act
# Child Care Act

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

May 30th 2017, 5:34 PM 15,165 Views 33 Comments

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
# Tusla
# Tusla

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

May 29th 2017, 1:50 PM 19,033 Views 16 Comments

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'
# Foster Care
# Foster Care

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

May 27th 2017, 12:05 AM 35,125 Views 19 Comments

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
# Ombudsman For Children
# Ombudsman For Children

Child with an intellectual disability placed in hospital for three months

May 23rd 2017, 4:49 PM 12,395 Views 9 Comments

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
# Reform
# Reform

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

May 22nd 2017, 4:04 PM 9,726 Views 20 Comments

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
# Vulnerable Children
# Vulnerable Children

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

May 21st 2017, 10:00 PM 18,672 Views 23 Comments

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
# Cyber Attack
# Cyber Attack

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

May 15th 2017, 4:05 PM 22,739 Views 44 Comments

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
# Social Services
# Social Services

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

May 11th 2017, 10:40 AM 7,669 Views 9 Comments

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
# Abuse
# Abuse

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

Apr 27th 2017, 2:46 PM 12,410 Views 29 Comments

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
# Progress
# Progress

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

Apr 21st 2017, 6:05 AM 16,303 Views 0 Comments

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
# Urgent Problems
# Urgent Problems

Children abscond from Tusla care centre 42 times in five months

Apr 20th 2017, 4:02 PM 9,351 Views 10 Comments

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

Family Support Agency board member overclaimed €40k in expenses
# Travel Expenses
# Travel Expenses

Family Support Agency board member overclaimed €40k in expenses

Apr 20th 2017, 3:53 PM 15,563 Views 0 Comments

“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
# Family Court
# Family Court

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

Apr 20th 2017, 6:15 AM 22,416 Views 0 Comments

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
# Courts
# Courts

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

Apr 19th 2017, 8:26 PM 18,029 Views 0 Comments

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
# Court
# Court

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

Apr 18th 2017, 12:05 AM 23,048 Views 0 Comments

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
# Tusla
# Tusla

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

Apr 3rd 2017, 12:05 AM 27,226 Views 20 Comments

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
# Welcome
# Welcome

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

Apr 2nd 2017, 1:12 PM 31,410 Views 116 Comments

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
# Tusla
# Tusla

The challenges of integrating migrant children in Ireland's care

Apr 2nd 2017, 8:15 AM 8,575 Views 13 Comments

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
# FOSTER CARE ABUSE
# FOSTER CARE ABUSE

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

Mar 29th 2017, 7:00 AM 9,272 Views 5 Comments

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
# Reports
# Reports

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

Mar 9th 2017, 6:05 AM 9,410 Views 11 Comments

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
# Mistake Upon Mistake
# Mistake Upon Mistake

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

Mar 6th 2017, 12:05 AM 20,976 Views 31 Comments

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
# Whistleblower Scandal
# Whistleblower Scandal

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

Mar 3rd 2017, 6:25 PM 10,122 Views 0 Comments

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'
# Mccabe Controversy
# Mccabe Controversy

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

Feb 22nd 2017, 2:21 PM 9,257 Views 40 Comments

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
# Heartbreak
# Heartbreak

Marriage counselling service Relationships Ireland closes over funding issues

Feb 21st 2017, 9:40 AM 12,037 Views 14 Comments

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
# Template
# Template

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

Feb 17th 2017, 11:58 AM 27,927 Views 100 Comments

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
# Copy And Paste
# Copy And Paste

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

Feb 15th 2017, 1:18 PM 19,147 Views 53 Comments

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 Whisteblower
# Garda Whisteblower

Government 'nervous' about extending Tribunal to other whistleblowers

Feb 15th 2017, 6:05 AM 5,258 Views 10 Comments

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
# Public Inquiry
# Public Inquiry

Cabinet to discuss potential public inquiry into Maurice McCabe scandal

Feb 14th 2017, 7:06 AM 7,376 Views 44 Comments

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
# Whistleblower Scandal
# Whistleblower Scandal

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

Feb 13th 2017, 9:05 PM 19,373 Views 102 Comments

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

Tusla to appear before Dáil committee next week as McCabe controversy rumbles on
# Whistleblower Scandal
# Whistleblower Scandal

Tusla to appear before Dáil committee next week as McCabe controversy rumbles on

Feb 13th 2017, 2:50 PM 33,756 Views 196 Comments

The main players have been having their say on the ongoing scandal.

# tusla - Saturday 11 February, 2017

Sinn Féin to table motion of no confidence in the Government
# Kick For Touch
# Kick For Touch

Sinn Féin to table motion of no confidence in the Government

Feb 11th 2017, 9:00 PM 21,633 Views 135 Comments

Mary Lou McDonald has described the current Irish leadership as a “kick for touch, cover up” government.

Poll: In the wake of the latest Maurice McCabe revelations, do you have confidence in the gardaí?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: In the wake of the latest Maurice McCabe revelations, do you have confidence in the gardaí?

Feb 11th 2017, 6:00 PM 38,755 Views 164 Comments

The HSE has today “apologised unreservedly” to McCabe for the administrative error that led to an allegation against him making its way into a Tusla file.

# tusla - Friday 10 February, 2017

Tusla delivered Maurice McCabe's apology to his elderly neighbour 'in error'
# Another Error
# Another Error

Tusla delivered Maurice McCabe's apology to his elderly neighbour 'in error'

Feb 10th 2017, 8:20 PM 43,498 Views 155 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s John McGuinness told RTÉ’s Six One News that “this is total incompetence”.

As it happened: Political turmoil over the Maurice McCabe whistleblowing smears
Live Feb 10th 2017, 8:00 PM

As it happened: Political turmoil over the Maurice McCabe whistleblowing smears

Zappone says she met Maurice McCabe over false Tusla file
# Cabinet Talks
# Cabinet Talks

Zappone says she met Maurice McCabe over false Tusla file

Feb 10th 2017, 3:00 PM 16,811 Views 72 Comments

Maurice McCabe was told that he was being investigated for sexual abuse, but was later told it was a mistake.

False sex abuse allegations against McCabe circulated due to 'clerical error'
# Mistake
# Mistake

False sex abuse allegations against McCabe circulated due to 'clerical error'

Feb 10th 2017, 7:39 AM 25,256 Views 132 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald said revelations that such an error was made were “quite frankly disgusting and vile”.

# tusla - Thursday 9 February, 2017

Minister reveals that over 6,000 children in State care
# State Care
# State Care

Minister reveals that over 6,000 children in State care

Feb 9th 2017, 6:43 AM 9,664 Views 13 Comments

The number of children in care has risen by almost 20% during the past decade.

# tusla - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

'If we had simply accepted that ageist foster parents rule, it would still be with us'
# Foster Care
# Foster Care

'If we had simply accepted that ageist foster parents rule, it would still be with us'

Dec 28th 2016, 6:20 AM 16,349 Views 9 Comments

In May, TheJournal.ie exclusively reported about the case where grandparents were told they were too old to be the foster carers of their grandchild.

# tusla - Saturday 24 December, 2016

Over 120 children under the age of one were in state care last Christmas
# Babies
# Babies

Over 120 children under the age of one were in state care last Christmas

Dec 24th 2016, 7:00 AM 6,279 Views 7 Comments

The Child and Family Agency has a statutory duty to children who are not receiving adequate care and protection.

# tusla - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

Investigation underway into allegations of child sexual abuse at Kildare creche
# Kildare
# Kildare

Investigation underway into allegations of child sexual abuse at Kildare creche

Dec 21st 2016, 8:44 AM 26,268 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí are investigating the alleged incidences of sexual assault together with child and family agency Tusla.