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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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
'They are not alone': Grandparents fighting for custody of their grandchildren not unique
Last week, reported about the removal of a child from the care of the grandparents due to their age.
Heartbroken grandparents say Tusla custody battle is 'killing' them
Following yesterday’s exclusive report by, Tusla has commented further on the situation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Health Board knew girl was being sexually abused in her home but didn't tell gardaí
“‘Grace’ is no isolated incident. I know – the same thing happened to me”.
Foster care rules are 'being ignored and bypassed'
Almost one in five foster carers have not been allocated a social worker.
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.
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.
386 'significant incidents' in care centre that housed five children
Staff were overwhelmed by the violent and aggressive behaviour of some residents.
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.
Gardaí claim child abuse investigations were badly delayed by Tusla
A new report looks at child protection services in North Dublin.
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.”
'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.
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.
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”.
Concern after hundreds of unidentified files on families discovered in office
A review is being carried out now in the Laois/Offaly area.
Children put at 'significant risk' in Cork by State services
Some children had been waiting four years for a social worker.
Two teens in care who disappeared last year are still missing
Both teens had arrived in Ireland unaccompanied.
'The impact on your sanity is incredible': One social worker per week resigning
Between 2010-2013, there was a staff turnover rate of 15%.
Here's how many social worker vacancies there are nationwide
James Reilly shared the figures in the Dáil recently.
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.
Gardaí given names of 'more than 30 IRA abusers'
Frances Fitzgerald said a cross-border inquiry was being considered.
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.
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.
"Disgrace" of teen girl stuck with braces over pay dispute
An orthodontist refused to remove the braces because they weren’t paid.
Some creches waiting FIVE years between inspections
“It’s just not good enough,” says Early Childhood Ireland.