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#A Breach of Trust

From TheJournal.ie Girl (5) awarded €17,500 after being moved to 'harsh and abusive' room in Dublin créche A Breach Of Trust

Girl (5) awarded €17,500 after being moved to 'harsh and abusive' room in Dublin créche

Court heard that she went from being a ‘happy’ child to a ‘;cranky’ one after being moved to a different room in the creche.

From TheJournal.ie 'Government thinks it's perfectly acceptable for childcare workers to have absolutely no training' Column

'Government thinks it's perfectly acceptable for childcare workers to have absolutely no training'

The Department of Children and Youth Affairs has rowed back on its promise that every childcare worker will need a minimum qualification by this September.

From TheJournal.ie Links Creche faces 24 charges after claims of 'disrespectful, degrading and exploitative' treatment A Breach Of Trust

Links Creche faces 24 charges after claims of 'disrespectful, degrading and exploitative' treatment

The charges, heard in court today, relate to allegations of mistreatment of children highlighted in Prime Time’s ‘A Breach of Trust’ programme.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: One year on from the Prime Time childcare exposé – what have we learned? Childcare

Opinion: One year on from the Prime Time childcare exposé – what have we learned?

I watched last year’s Prime Time documentary in tears, as did many parents around the country. Have the inspection and regulatory changes that followed been enough?

From TheJournal.ie Efforts to improve standards after RTÉ creche investigation "have not been enough" Childcare

Efforts to improve standards after RTÉ creche investigation "have not been enough"

Early Childhood Ireland has said that the funding made available has been a “trickle of the stream” that is needed.

From TheJournal.ie Management investigating after toddlers wander out of Stepaside creche Giraffe Childcare

Management investigating after toddlers wander out of Stepaside creche

The ‘Giraffe’ facility in Belarmine was one of three crèches featured as part of an RTÉ investigation into alleged mistreatment of children earlier this year.

From TheJournal.ie HSE: 'Creche breached child-adult ratio - we marked it compliant by accident' Childcare

HSE: 'Creche breached child-adult ratio - we marked it compliant by accident'

An inspection report handed to parents whose children attend a Dublin creche identified breaches of child-adult ratios yet marked the facility compliant. The HSE said this was an “administrative error”.

From TheJournal.ie Crèche inspection reports to be put online from next month Childcare

Crèche inspection reports to be put online from next month

Frances Fitzgerald has outlined plans to change the childcare regulation system following RTÉ’s exposé last month.

From TheJournal.ie Better qualified staff and robust inspections in new pre-school agenda Childcare

Better qualified staff and robust inspections in new pre-school agenda

The new ‘Pre-school Quality Agenda’ will ensure action is taken in response to findings of non-compliance.

From TheJournal.ie HSE director 'sorry' for not putting creche reports online A Breach Of Trust

HSE director 'sorry' for not putting creche reports online

“I apologise for that…It was in a queue of things to happen. It was resource-restricted. It will happen now.”

From TheJournal.ie Profit-making childhood services to pay 'significant registration fee' A Breach Of Trust

Profit-making childhood services to pay 'significant registration fee'

Chief executive-designate of the Child and Family Agency Gordon Jeyes described the portrayal of childcare in RTÉ Prime Time’s investigation as “truly horrifying”.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should CCTV be installed in Irish creches? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should CCTV be installed in Irish creches?

The idea has been mooted in light of revelations in this week’s Prime Time investigation.

From TheJournal.ie In letter to parents, creche 'does not accept general thrust' of RTÉ footage Little Harvard

In letter to parents, creche 'does not accept general thrust' of RTÉ footage

Little Harvard has defended itself in a letter sent home with children who attend its five creches this week in the wake of the ‘A Breach of Trust’ programme.

From TheJournal.ie Did you miss the Prime Time creche expose? Here's what happened A Breach Of Trust

Did you miss the Prime Time creche expose? Here's what happened

With RTÉ not making the programme available to view again, TheJournal.ie presents an in-depth recap of the programme for those who missed it.

From TheJournal.ie Links Childcare plans CCTV streaming as it tries to 'repair loss of trust' A Breach Of Trust

Links Childcare plans CCTV streaming as it tries to 'repair loss of trust'

The under fire creche has issued a statement about RTÉ’s damning Prime Time investigation into practices of its staff.

From TheJournal.ie RTÉ: No repeats or online airing of Prime Time creche investigation A Breach Of Trust

RTÉ: No repeats or online airing of Prime Time creche investigation

The one-off broadcast last night showed young children being mistreated by staff at three creches in Dublin and Wicklow.

From TheJournal.ie Anger as RTE Prime Time shows mistreatment of creche children A Breach Of Trust

Anger as RTE Prime Time shows mistreatment of creche children

The programme which aired last night showed staff aggressively handling children, shouting at them, and leaving them in high chairs for long periods.

From TheJournal.ie RTE Prime Time creche investigation to air tonight A Breach Of Trust

RTE Prime Time creche investigation to air tonight

The station has promised parents it will only broadcast the programme once and it will not by uploaded to the RTE Player.