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#tusla

# tusla - Monday 13 February, 2017

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

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

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 This post contains a poll

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

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'

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

Pressure is increasing on government ministers and Tusla over who knew what about the Maurice McCabe story.

Zappone says she met Maurice McCabe over false Tusla file

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'

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

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'

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

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

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

# tusla - Tuesday 13 December, 2016

Mother who claimed she was homeschooling truant son for a year is spared jail

The woman had not come to court on eight dates.

# tusla - Thursday 1 December, 2016

Gardaí investigate alleged sexual assault on teenage boy in Dublin school

The incident allegedly involves a number of fellow students at King’s Hospital secondary school.

# tusla - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

Children experienced "significant harm" at state-run care home

HIQA inspection found that the centre has been going through a period of crisis for a long period of time.

Child therapy provider says pressure on funding is 'intense' and becoming 'unbearable'

CARI has said children suffering from sexual abuse may have to wait up to 18 months for therapy, unless funding is increased.

# tusla - Friday 25 November, 2016

Zappone's adoption laws will see thousands able to access their birth certs

A national database of adoptees and their birth parents will be administered by Tusla.

# tusla - Saturday 19 November, 2016

'They drive you nuts and make you laugh' - Irish foster carers share their stories

The child and family agency is currently running a campaign looking for a home for one particular child.

# tusla - Wednesday 9 November, 2016

Ban on older foster parents to be lifted in the New Year

The ban will end next year.

# tusla - Sunday 30 October, 2016

'It's not the State's problem, it's the family's': Care system to adopt tough love approach

The chief executive of Tusla said the agency wants families to share more power and responsibility, and to “own their problems”.

# tusla - Saturday 29 October, 2016

'Some flee immediately': Migrants pretending to be children to get into Ireland

So far this year, Tusla has received 97 referrals into its team for separated children seeking asylum.

# tusla - Tuesday 4 October, 2016

Pregnant teen jailed for kicking student in the head loses appeal against sentence

The teen was caught on CCTV attacking the Brazilian national.

# tusla - Thursday 22 September, 2016

Girl, 16, placed in secure care over fears that she could be sexually exploited

It is understood the girl, who went missing recently, was involved with an older man.

# tusla - Thursday 15 September, 2016

Children in 'disturbing' sex abuse case to remain in care until next year

The children, who are both under the age of ten, will continue in the care of their foster parents.

No prosecution for parents accused of sexually abusing their two children

Legal action has been brought by the children’s foster parents in an effort to block them from being reunited with their natural parents.

# tusla - Wednesday 7 September, 2016

'My life is shattered': Social care workers speak out about vicious assaults

Workers say management ignores the impact attacks have on workers.

# tusla - Monday 29 August, 2016

Child in foster care has "serious anxiety" and worries about his mother's welfare

A family court heard the child recently had an argument with his foster family.

# tusla - Saturday 27 August, 2016

A day in the Family Court: Child not told when father might visit to 'avoid disappointment'

The Child and Family Agency told the court the father was making good steps towards recovery.

# tusla - Tuesday 23 August, 2016

More than 150 court summonses sent to parents about poor school attendance

Tusla’s annual report shows there were over 6,300 children in care in Ireland in 2015.

# tusla - Wednesday 17 August, 2016

Jeff's story: A worried little boy in care - quiet, kind and deeply troubled

The child had been placed in care because of family violence, parental alcohol use and neglect and remained in care until he was an adult.

# tusla - Tuesday 16 August, 2016

Domestic violence, mental illness and drug abuse: The tragic lives of children in care who died

Reports published today gave details of the lives of a number of young people know to the child and family agency who took their own lives.

# tusla - Monday 8 August, 2016

Teenage girl placed in secure unit to protect her from being sexually exploited by men

The High Court granted the order which is supported by the Child and Family Agency and her father.

# tusla - Saturday 18 June, 2016

"Social workers have learned to simply ignore the attacks": In defence of social workers

Social work student Diarmaid Twomey looks at the negative publicity surrounding social workers

# tusla - Tuesday 31 May, 2016

'They are not alone': Grandparents fighting for custody of their grandchildren not unique

Last week, TheJournal.ie reported about the removal of a child from the care of the grandparents due to their age.

# tusla - Tuesday 24 May, 2016

Heartbroken grandparents say Tusla custody battle is 'killing' them Exclusive

Following yesterday’s exclusive report by TheJournal.ie, Tusla has commented further on the situation.

# tusla - Wednesday 18 May, 2016

Concern over sudden closure of care home for children in Donegal

Some of the children in the home were moved out of the county entirely at short notice.

# tusla - Tuesday 17 May, 2016

Official probe launched into case of teenager left in foster home despite sexual abuse allegations

The case review will be run jointly by the HSE and child and family agency Tusla.

# tusla - Friday 13 May, 2016

Dublin couple face garda probe after their son misses school for four years

They’ve claimed he’s been too ill to attend but have not provided Tusla with proof.

# tusla - Monday 9 May, 2016

Child agency admits it's "aware" of case of alleged sexual abuse at foster home in southwest

A 19-year-old with intellectual disabilities was left behind after other children were removed from the home following the allegation.

# tusla - Sunday 8 May, 2016

Teenager with intellectual disabilities left in foster home despite allegations of sexual abuse

The young person had been living in the home in the Cork/Kerry area since 2003.

# tusla - Friday 6 May, 2016

Minute silence in Children's Court for teenage boy who died while in care

The court heard that appropriate interventions came ‘far too late’ for the 16-year-old boy.