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#tusla

# 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 16,364 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 6,288 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 26,388 Views 0 Comments

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
# Courts
# Courts

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

Dec 13th 2016, 3:18 PM 12,976 Views 12 Comments

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
# Dublin
# Dublin

Gardaí investigate alleged sexual assault on teenage boy in Dublin school

Dec 1st 2016, 1:10 PM 40,877 Views 0 Comments

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
# HIQA

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

Nov 29th 2016, 12:32 PM 9,077 Views 36 Comments

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'
# Funding Demand
# Funding Demand

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

Nov 29th 2016, 7:41 AM 5,190 Views 2 Comments

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
# Adoption Bill
# Adoption Bill

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

Nov 25th 2016, 3:13 PM 13,288 Views 73 Comments

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
# Children In Care
# Children In Care

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

Nov 19th 2016, 8:30 PM 15,172 Views 6 Comments

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 40 Year Old Burden
# The 40 Year Old Burden

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

Nov 9th 2016, 12:17 PM 22,480 Views 11 Comments

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
# Responsibility
# Responsibility

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

Oct 30th 2016, 8:00 AM 24,077 Views 33 Comments

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
# Migrant Crisis
# Migrant Crisis

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

Oct 29th 2016, 9:30 PM 33,387 Views 114 Comments

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
# Three Years
# Three Years

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

Oct 4th 2016, 4:56 PM 31,065 Views 85 Comments

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
# Teens In Care
# Teens In Care

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

Sep 22nd 2016, 2:10 PM 19,293 Views 0 Comments

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
# High Court
# High Court

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

Sep 15th 2016, 9:52 PM 17,412 Views 0 Comments

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
# Courts
# Courts

No prosecution for parents accused of sexually abusing their two children

Sep 15th 2016, 1:33 PM 21,203 Views 0 Comments

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
# Workplace Violence
# Workplace Violence

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

Sep 7th 2016, 11:36 AM 51,386 Views 39 Comments

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
# Family Court
# Family Court

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

Aug 29th 2016, 6:05 AM 18,045 Views 0 Comments

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'
# Child And Family Agency
# Child And Family Agency

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

Aug 27th 2016, 7:00 AM 19,745 Views 0 Comments

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
# Tusla

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

Aug 23rd 2016, 12:27 PM 11,152 Views 16 Comments

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
# Children In Care
# Children In Care

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

Aug 17th 2016, 6:03 AM 22,970 Views 26 Comments

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
# Children
# Children

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

Aug 16th 2016, 2:21 PM 14,445 Views 25 Comments

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
# Dublin
# Dublin

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

Aug 8th 2016, 3:39 PM 28,500 Views 0 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Jun 18th 2016, 7:30 PM 2,286 Views 66 Comments

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
# Foster Care
# Foster Care

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

May 31st 2016, 9:01 AM 17,585 Views 0 Comments

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
# Foster Care
# Foster Care

Heartbroken grandparents say Tusla custody battle is 'killing' them

May 24th 2016, 12:08 PM 41,454 Views 0 Comments

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
# Letterkenny
# Letterkenny

Concern over sudden closure of care home for children in Donegal

May 18th 2016, 3:43 PM 11,117 Views 11 Comments

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
# Mary's Story
# Mary's Story

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

May 17th 2016, 3:33 PM 7,142 Views 0 Comments

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
# Welfare Concerns
# Welfare Concerns

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

May 13th 2016, 4:06 PM 34,075 Views 0 Comments

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
# Tusla
# Tusla

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

May 9th 2016, 7:25 AM 9,333 Views 0 Comments

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
# Southwest
# Southwest

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

May 8th 2016, 2:52 PM 11,048 Views 0 Comments

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
# Trinity Street
# Trinity Street

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

May 6th 2016, 4:26 PM 17,926 Views 27 Comments

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
# Investigation
# Investigation

Teenage boy in care found dead on Dublin street on Monday

May 4th 2016, 5:54 PM 88,326 Views 130 Comments

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
# Responding To Abuse
# Responding To Abuse

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

Apr 15th 2016, 12:30 PM 1,333 Views 26 Comments

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

# tusla - Monday 7 March, 2016

# tusla - Tuesday 23 February, 2016

Health Board knew girl was being sexually abused in her home but didn't tell gardaí
# Karen's Story
# Karen's Story

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

Feb 23rd 2016, 6:00 AM 99,760 Views 78 Comments

“‘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'
# Safeguards
# Safeguards

Foster care rules are 'being ignored and bypassed'

Feb 2nd 2016, 6:02 AM 8,434 Views 17 Comments

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
# Children
# Children

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

Jan 4th 2016, 6:00 PM 13,850 Views 51 Comments

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
# Child Abuse
# Child Abuse

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

Dec 7th 2015, 6:10 AM 10,775 Views 22 Comments

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
# Dublin
# Dublin

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

Oct 9th 2015, 6:11 PM 11,204 Views 12 Comments

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