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# 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.

# tusla - Wednesday 4 May, 2016

Teenage boy in care found dead on Dublin street on Monday

The Child and Family ageny, Tusla, is investigating the death of the 17-year-old boy.

# tusla - Friday 15 April, 2016

A social worker's perspective: We need to rethink the way we help vulnerable children

Behind most of the damage done to children are stories of poverty and inequality, writes Donal O’Malley.

# tusla - Monday 7 March, 2016

The 9 at 9: Monday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

# tusla - Tuesday 23 February, 2016

Health Board knew girl was being sexually abused in her home but didn't tell gardaí Exclusive

“‘Grace’ is no isolated incident. I know – the same thing happened to me”.

# tusla - Tuesday 2 February, 2016

Foster care rules are 'being ignored and bypassed'

Almost one in five foster carers have not been allocated a social worker.

# tusla - Monday 4 January, 2016

Outrage at closure of only 24-hour service for sexually abused children

A charity which offers therapy to child victims said those under the age of 14 will not be able to avail of adequate examination and treatment.

# tusla - Monday 7 December, 2015

Beating, pinching, deliberate poisoning - 19,000 reports of child abuse made in Ireland every year

The largest number of referrals relate to concerns about emotional abuse.

# tusla - Friday 9 October, 2015

386 'significant incidents' in care centre that housed five children

Staff were overwhelmed by the violent and aggressive behaviour of some residents.

# tusla - Tuesday 7 July, 2015

Children are being put at risk because government is dragging its heels

We are failing to learn lessons from the past on child protection. It is a shameful mark of disrespect to the many children who have suffered abuse and neglect in Ireland.

# tusla - Friday 3 July, 2015

Gardaí claim child abuse investigations were badly delayed by Tusla

A new report looks at child protection services in North Dublin.

# tusla - Tuesday 9 June, 2015

Tusla defends its decision to withdraw funding from the Rape Crisis Network

It says, “The decision is dictated by the need to achieve the best use of limited available resources.”

# tusla - Monday 8 June, 2015

'Unnerving' proposal could see sexual abuse victims be questioned by alleged abusers

Social workers say they feel “ethically compromised” by the suggestion.

Thousands of vulnerable children are still waiting for a social worker

The number of cases yet to be assigned to a social worker has reduced by just over 5% since the end of 2014.

# tusla - Thursday 4 June, 2015

Ignored, abandoned, deprived of food: Abuse suffered by Irish kids before they go into care

The most common form of abuse is neglect and some children suffer horrific physical and sexual abuse before the State is called on to intervene.

# tusla - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

Dozens of families have offered to look after abandoned baby Maria

Tusla says it “identifies an appropriate placement to suit the individual needs of each child in care”.

# tusla - Thursday 30 April, 2015

Concern after hundreds of unidentified files on families discovered in office

A review is being carried out now in the Laois/Offaly area.

# tusla - Tuesday 24 March, 2015

Children put at 'significant risk' in Cork by State services

Some children had been waiting four years for a social worker.

# tusla - Saturday 24 January, 2015

Two teens in care who disappeared last year are still missing

Both teens had arrived in Ireland unaccompanied.

# tusla - Friday 9 January, 2015

'The impact on your sanity is incredible': One social worker per week resigning

Between 2010-2013, there was a staff turnover rate of 15%.

# tusla - Wednesday 31 December, 2014

Here's how many social worker vacancies there are nationwide

James Reilly shared the figures in the Dáil recently.

# tusla - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

How some teenagers are forced from foster care into direct provision once they turn 18

The ESRI has published a report into the care given to unaccompanied minors.

# tusla - Monday 24 November, 2014

Gardaí given names of 'more than 30 IRA abusers'

Frances Fitzgerald said a cross-border inquiry was being considered.

# tusla - Friday 21 November, 2014

Tusla can't prosecute creche over Prime Time revelations

The Child and Family agency said it is seeking urgent legal advice over yesterday’s court decision as it is “critical” it has the law on its side.

# tusla - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

Nine women and their children have "no place to go" if refuge closes

The Cuan Alainn refuge in Tallaght offers help to mothers and children over short-term periods, and helps set them up with longer-term housing.

# tusla - Thursday 16 October, 2014

"Disgrace" of teen girl stuck with braces over pay dispute

An orthodontist refused to remove the braces because they weren’t paid.

# tusla - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

Some creches waiting FIVE years between inspections

“It’s just not good enough,” says Early Childhood Ireland.

# tusla - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

There were 6,500 children in care at the end of May

The majority were in foster care.

# tusla - Monday 25 August, 2014

Is one inspector for 21,000 kids good enough?... Fresh questions raised over Ireland's creches

New figures show huge inconsistencies in the number of creche inspectors, with Dublin and the north-east faring worst.

# tusla - Thursday 17 July, 2014

One-year-old died in tragic accident in her home, just months after being reunited with mother

Susan had spent some time in the care of the State before her death at the age of 15 months.

# tusla - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

91 children known to HSE died in four years - one quarter by suicide

More than three quarters of these children were living with their families at the time.

Social workers were called after family refused treatment for ill son

The social work teams were commended for their handling of the case.

Teen who died 'allowed remain too long' in home where drug use was the norm

Nicholas was just 17 when he died due to misuse of drugs.

'Little appreciation' from State that Luke was at risk of harm while in care

Tusla, the child and family agency has published four reports into the deaths of children in State care.

Reports into deaths of five children in State care due today

It is believed one of the reports concerns a “very young” child.

# tusla - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

'A wake up call': Where to now after the Logan Report?

The report into the removal of two Roma children from their families last year has been described as “shocking”.

# tusla - Monday 30 June, 2014

Why did all these Chinese 'teens' go missing in Ireland?

Numbers of missing migrant children fell significantly after the system was reformed, leading experts to believe it had been used by smugglers to sneak people into the country.

# tusla - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

Complaints to Children's Ombudsman have increased by 15% since 2010

One particular investigation showed that a child had been moved to 11 different residencies in 4 months.

# tusla - Monday 9 June, 2014

Tusla given "sensitive, personal" records from three mother-and-baby homes

The information relates to the Tuam home, Bessborough in Cork, and St Patrick’s on the Navan Road in Dublin.