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# 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 19,282 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 17,381 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 21,185 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 51,202 Views 41 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 18,010 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 19,713 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 11,126 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 22,925 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 14,409 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 28,469 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 2,232 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 17,537 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 41,348 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 11,105 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 7,125 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 34,062 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 9,320 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 11,031 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 17,853 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 88,269 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 1,256 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 99,534 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 8,410 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 13,833 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 10,729 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 11,193 Views 12 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Jul 7th 2015, 4:40 PM 134 Views 20 Comments

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
# Vulnerable
# Vulnerable

Gardaí claim child abuse investigations were badly delayed by Tusla

Jul 3rd 2015, 7:23 PM 13,945 Views 14 Comments

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
# Sexual Violence
# Sexual Violence

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

Jun 9th 2015, 1:30 PM 13,706 Views 28 Comments

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
# Child Protection
# Child Protection

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

Jun 8th 2015, 12:37 PM 10,423 Views 21 Comments

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

Thousands of vulnerable children are still waiting for a social worker
# At Risk
# At Risk

Thousands of vulnerable children are still waiting for a social worker

Jun 8th 2015, 6:15 AM 6,546 Views 21 Comments

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
# Protection
# Protection

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

Jun 4th 2015, 6:05 AM 11,466 Views 22 Comments

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
# Rathcoole
# Rathcoole

Dozens of families have offered to look after abandoned baby Maria

May 26th 2015, 12:11 PM 18,860 Views 23 Comments

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
# Child Safety
# Child Safety

Concern after hundreds of unidentified files on families discovered in office

Apr 30th 2015, 3:03 PM 10,050 Views 13 Comments

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
# Child Protection
# Child Protection

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

Mar 24th 2015, 4:57 PM 9,335 Views 7 Comments

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
# Missing
# Missing

Two teens in care who disappeared last year are still missing

Jan 24th 2015, 5:00 PM 17,466 Views 5 Comments

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
# Child And Family Agency
# Child And Family Agency

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

Jan 9th 2015, 11:05 AM 26,691 Views 45 Comments

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
# Child And Family Agency
# Child And Family Agency

Here's how many social worker vacancies there are nationwide

Dec 31st 2014, 3:30 PM 18,340 Views 18 Comments

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
# Aftercare
# Aftercare

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

Nov 25th 2014, 6:30 AM 5,707 Views 30 Comments

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