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#Children in Care

# children-in-care - Saturday 18 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'There's so much potential in every young person in care, just like there is in every young person' Education Fair

'There's so much potential in every young person in care, just like there is in every young person'

An education fair is being held to showcase options for young people in care.

# children-in-care - Tuesday 8 August, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Report into death of teen finds impact of separating her from younger sibling was not understood State Care

Report into death of teen finds impact of separating her from younger sibling was not understood

‘Clare’ was in foster care when she took her own life.

# children-in-care - Monday 12 June, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Sexually abused siblings lived in 'succession of very dirty, chaotic houses' Children In Care

Sexually abused siblings lived in 'succession of very dirty, chaotic houses'

This case is just one of 22 being highlighted by the Child Care Law Reporting Project today.

# children-in-care - Saturday 10 June, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'They're extremely loyal. Even though they've grown up with neglect they just want to go home' Children In Care

'They're extremely loyal. Even though they've grown up with neglect they just want to go home'

Guardians ad litem are appointed by the courts to give children a voice, but that task is by no means an easy one.

# children-in-care - Sunday 2 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie The challenges of integrating migrant children in Ireland's care Tusla

The challenges of integrating migrant children in Ireland's care

There are many challenges around mental health and cultural identity in particular.

# children-in-care - Saturday 19 November, 2016

From TheJournal.ie 'They drive you nuts and make you laugh' - Irish foster carers share their stories Children In Care

'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.

# children-in-care - Sunday 30 October, 2016

From TheJournal.ie 'It's not the State's problem, it's the family's': Care system to adopt tough love approach Responsibility

'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”.

# children-in-care - Monday 26 September, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Over 500 children placed in out-of-hours emergency care last year Crisis Care

Over 500 children placed in out-of-hours emergency care last year

Many of the children are removed from homes out-of-hours by gardaí.

# children-in-care - Thursday 15 September, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Children in 'disturbing' sex abuse case to remain in care until next year High Court

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.

# children-in-care - Monday 29 August, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Child in foster care has "serious anxiety" and worries about his mother's welfare Family Court

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.

# children-in-care - Wednesday 17 August, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Jeff's story: A worried little boy in care - quiet, kind and deeply troubled Children In Care

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.

# children-in-care - Tuesday 16 August, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Domestic violence, mental illness and drug abuse: The tragic lives of children in care who died Children

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.

# children-in-care - Friday 1 January, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Court hears child who set fire to bedroom wants to go to college Courts

Court hears child who set fire to bedroom wants to go to college

The case of two children due to leave state care were discussed in court.

# children-in-care - Tuesday 29 December, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Mother who relapsed and went on 'cocaine session' wants children back Family Court

Mother who relapsed and went on 'cocaine session' wants children back

The children’s social worker said there is a plan in place to return the children to the mother’s care if she engages with drug user services.

# children-in-care - Thursday 10 December, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Boy who did €10,000 worth of damage to care home "is not fit to be let loose in society” Courts

Boy who did €10,000 worth of damage to care home "is not fit to be let loose in society”

He was sentenced to two and a half years in prison.

# children-in-care - Thursday 4 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Ignored, abandoned, deprived of food: Abuse suffered by Irish kids before they go into care Protection

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.

# children-in-care - Monday 12 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Teens in State-run home were leaving regularly to take drugs Children In Care

Teens in State-run home were leaving regularly to take drugs

A Hiqa report found the care centre was not run in a way that the children were always safe and protected from themselves.

# children-in-care - Friday 28 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The High Court has ordered 17 children be detained in special care units State Care

The High Court has ordered 17 children be detained in special care units

Detention in special care is for the child’s own welfare and protection.

# children-in-care - Friday 21 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie More than 100 children in foster care have no social worker HIQA

More than 100 children in foster care have no social worker

One child had not been visited by a social worker in more than four years.

# children-in-care - Monday 6 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Parents agree to allow disabled children stay in care Children In Care

Parents agree to allow disabled children stay in care

The judge said that the parents had the capacity to love their boys, but not the capacity to bring them up.

From TheJournal.ie Five children taken into care after abuse allegations Children In Care

Five children taken into care after abuse allegations

The judge said that the children “lived in a bad place with bad people”.

From TheJournal.ie Court rules home extension be built so ‘inseparable’ siblings in care could stay together Children In Care

Court rules home extension be built so ‘inseparable’ siblings in care could stay together

The case is outlined in the lastest volume of the Child Care Law Reporting Project.

# children-in-care - Thursday 17 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘I never fought with her over toys’: Here is Anne Ferris’s moving Dáil speech about her sister SPeaking From The Heart

‘I never fought with her over toys’: Here is Anne Ferris’s moving Dáil speech about her sister

She was speaking during a Dáil debate on mother and baby homes.

From TheJournal.ie One-year-old died in tragic accident in her home, just months after being reunited with mother Children In Care

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.

# children-in-care - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie 91 children known to HSE died in four years - one quarter by suicide Children In Care

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.

From TheJournal.ie Social workers were called after family refused treatment for ill son Children In Care

Social workers were called after family refused treatment for ill son

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

From TheJournal.ie Teen who died 'allowed remain too long' in home where drug use was the norm Children In Care

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'Little appreciation' from State that Luke was at risk of harm while in care Children In Care

'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.

# children-in-care - Sunday 22 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie TD says sending children to adult psychiatric units is 'inhumane' Mental Health

TD says sending children to adult psychiatric units is 'inhumane'

A new report has found that 83 children were put into adult psychiatric units last year, despite guidelines forbidding this practice.

# children-in-care - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Do sexual assault laws discriminate against people with disabilities? Oireachtas Agenda

Do sexual assault laws discriminate against people with disabilities?

Senator Katherine Zappone thinks they need to be updated and will present a Bill on the subject in the Seanad today.

# children-in-care - Thursday 9 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Children in care starting fires a growing problem for HSE Children In Care

Children in care starting fires a growing problem for HSE

Inspectors were unable to establish the legal remit for restricting children’s freedom of movement as they found the locking of the unit’s doors had become institutionalised.

# children-in-care - Thursday 14 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Nine children in care or known to HSE died by suicide last year Children In Care

Nine children in care or known to HSE died by suicide last year

Another child was murdered while in HSE aftercare.

From TheJournal.ie Reviews detail tragic deaths of 'bubbly', 'charming' children Children In Care

Reviews detail tragic deaths of 'bubbly', 'charming' children

The HSE has published reports on the deaths of six children in care or known to the HSE.

# children-in-care - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie African children are 20 times more likely to be taken into care - report Children In Care

African children are 20 times more likely to be taken into care - report

The Child Care Law Reporting Project described the figures as “striking” and questioned the effect of the direct provision system on child welfare.

# children-in-care - Tuesday 7 May, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Children in care more likely to be 'suspended, excluded and leave school early' Ombudsman

Children in care more likely to be 'suspended, excluded and leave school early'

“Given that there are currently 6,300 children in the care of the State – a relatively small number”, Emily Logan believes more should be done to support them.

# children-in-care - Wednesday 31 October, 2012

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: Vincent Browne's Children's Referendum debate Referendum This post contains images

As it happened: Vincent Browne's Children's Referendum debate

Emotional language and arguments as Frances Fitzgerald and Fergus Finlay argued for a ‘Yes’ vote as John Waters and Kathy Sinnott argued for a ‘No’.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar criticises 'No' campaigner due to speak in tonight's TV3 debate Children's Referendum

Varadkar criticises 'No' campaigner due to speak in tonight's TV3 debate

Kathy Sinnott is taking the ‘No’ side in the Vincent Browne-hosted debate on the upcoming children’s referendum. The FG director of elections called her claims on RTÉ’s Prime Time last night as “scaremongering”.

# children-in-care - Tuesday 17 July, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Almost 2,300 children taken into care during 2011 Children In Care

Almost 2,300 children taken into care during 2011

The number of orders allowing the HSE to take children into care more than doubled last year, according to the courts.

# children-in-care - Monday 25 June, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Column: Care system had been well funded – so why didn’t it work? Opinion

Column: Care system had been well funded – so why didn’t it work?

The Report on Deaths of Children in Care revealed horrific failures, writes Fianna Fáil’s spokesperson on Children Charlie McConalogue, but will everything be fine once we pass the Children’s Rights referendum?

# children-in-care - Sunday 24 June, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Children's Ombudsman criticises application of 'in camera' rule on child cases Children

Children's Ombudsman criticises application of 'in camera' rule on child cases

Emily Logan also said her office met with “resistance” when investigating children in care.

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