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From TheJournal.ie So far this year, 32 children have had to stay in adult mental health units and it's going to continue to happen Mental Health

So far this year, 32 children have had to stay in adult mental health units and it's going to continue to happen

HSE said placing children in adult units will ‘continue to be necessary’.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland has third highest weekly hours of 'unpaid work' across EU Report

Ireland has third highest weekly hours of 'unpaid work' across EU

A new report found Irish adults spend an average of 16 hours per week caring and 14.5 hours on housework.

From TheJournal.ie Just 2% of safeguarding concerns reported to HSE come from people experiencing alleged abuse Safeguarding

Just 2% of safeguarding concerns reported to HSE come from people experiencing alleged abuse

The bulk of reports of abuse come from either staff members at facilities of family members.

From TheJournal.ie Nursing home complaints: Allegations of poor hygiene standards and staffing issues HIQA

Nursing home complaints: Allegations of poor hygiene standards and staffing issues

The allegations are contained in documents released to TheJournal.ie under the Freedom of Information Act.

From TheJournal.ie Nurses are the victims in 70% of assaults in Irish hospitals At Risk

Nurses are the victims in 70% of assaults in Irish hospitals

Figures from the HSE show how frequently nursing staff are assaulted.

From TheJournal.ie Children went 'missing' from Tusla care home more than 100 times in twelve-month period Hiqa Report

Children went 'missing' from Tusla care home more than 100 times in twelve-month period

The findings were made as part of an unannounced inspection by HIQA in July.

From TheJournal.ie High Court rules detention of woman with dementia whose son threatened to kill her is lawful Courts

High Court rules detention of woman with dementia whose son threatened to kill her is lawful

The court previously heard that the woman’s son had been secretly recorded threatening and verbally abusing her.

From TheJournal.ie Nursing home complaints: Staff member accused of 'physically and emotionally' abusing resident HIQA

Nursing home complaints: Staff member accused of 'physically and emotionally' abusing resident

The allegations are contained in documents released to TheJournal.ie under the Freedom of Information Act.

From TheJournal.ie ‘I was homeless and in a shelter at 15’: Care leavers being forced into homelessness Lack Of Support

‘I was homeless and in a shelter at 15’: Care leavers being forced into homelessness

Limited supports for children coming through care is forcing young people out onto the streets and into a growing homeless crisis.

From TheJournal.ie HSE launches investigation into south Dublin disability service after mistreatment allegations Disability Care

HSE launches investigation into south Dublin disability service after mistreatment allegations Exclusive

The mother had had a number of meetings with HSE management before it decided to investigate the matter.

From TheJournal.ie 'Serious concerns' over private treatment centre for people with anorexia Lois Bridges

'Serious concerns' over private treatment centre for people with anorexia

There was little evidence during inspections that the current medical, nursing, or healthcare assistant staff had eating disorder training.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's absolutely like minding a child': Nora Owen on caring for her husband with dementia Care

'It's absolutely like minding a child': Nora Owen on caring for her husband with dementia

Owen spoke to Marian Finucane this morning about the progression of her husband’s condition.

From TheJournal.ie Child with Down Syndrome and severe autism who was abandoned at birth was 'not receiving sufficient HSE and Tusla support' Molly's Case

Child with Down Syndrome and severe autism who was abandoned at birth was 'not receiving sufficient HSE and Tusla support'

Tusla has committed to undertaking a “systemic review” of supports.

From TheJournal.ie Nursing home staff member accused of 'squeezing resident's face and using abusive language' HIQA

Nursing home staff member accused of 'squeezing resident's face and using abusive language'

The allegations are contained in documents released to TheJournal.ie under the Freedom of Information Act.

From TheJournal.ie Almost half of older people depressed in months before death, according to study End Of Life

Almost half of older people depressed in months before death, according to study

The end of life study also found that nearly half (46%) of participants died in a hospital.

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.

From TheJournal.ie Kerry nursing home told its system for residents' cash is 'not secure' Kerry

Kerry nursing home told its system for residents' cash is 'not secure'

An inspection in April this year also found some staff had not received training in medication management and infection control.

From TheJournal.ie Nearly 1,500 children were taken into emergency care over four years Children

Nearly 1,500 children were taken into emergency care over four years

An emergency care order is made through the Courts service when there is a real and immediate risk to the child’s safety.

From TheJournal.ie 'Everyone in Ireland deserves to have a good death' Common Ground

'Everyone in Ireland deserves to have a good death'

The Irish Hospice Foundation has said investing in bereavement services and end-of-life care will benefit society as a whole.

From TheJournal.ie 'They simply can't afford it': Older people being priced out of nursing homes Fair Deal

'They simply can't afford it': Older people being priced out of nursing homes

Age Action has said some nursing homes are charging “extortionate costs”.

From TheJournal.ie Elderly couple married for 63 years separated as one is rejected for nursing home care Fair Deal

Elderly couple married for 63 years separated as one is rejected for nursing home care

Michael Devereaux (90) broke down in tears as he explained the ‘nightmare’ situation.

From TheJournal.ie "This is a difficult case": Placement found for teenager left 'lying in hospital' for weeks Finding A Solution

"This is a difficult case": Placement found for teenager left 'lying in hospital' for weeks

The case had been brought before the High Court by the teenager’s guardian ad litem.

From TheJournal.ie Plight of teenager left 'lying in hospital' for weeks brought to High Court Nowhere To Go

Plight of teenager left 'lying in hospital' for weeks brought to High Court Exclusive

There is no suitable placement for the teenager, who has a history of self harm.

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'I was afraid of my father. I thought it was normal to be afraid of adults' Foster Care

'I was afraid of my father. I thought it was normal to be afraid of adults'

A new report from NUI Galway highlights the experiences of children in foster care in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie 'Behind each of these numbers is a child that needs help': The business of fostering in Ireland Vulnerable Children

'Behind each of these numbers is a child that needs help': The business of fostering in Ireland

The State spends over €100 million on foster care each year but Tusla’s role in providing this care is under sharp scrutiny.

From TheJournal.ie Over half of 16 and 17-year-olds in State care have no aftercare worker State Care

Over half of 16 and 17-year-olds in State care have no aftercare worker

An aftercare worker is assigned to teenagers in State care as they approach the age of 18.

From TheJournal.ie Suicide, overdose, sudden infant death: Children who died while in contact with social services Social Services

Suicide, overdose, sudden infant death: Children who died while in contact with social services

The National Review Panel released five case studies of vulnerable children who died.

From TheJournal.ie 'I remember throwing myself on top of the coffin saying no, you can’t take her because I can’t do this again' Portiuncula Hospital

'I remember throwing myself on top of the coffin saying no, you can’t take her because I can’t do this again'

RTÉ Investigates reports on problems in care at Portiuncula Hospital.

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.

From TheJournal.ie Teen who spoke about scoliosis pain on the Late Late Show will finally get her surgery today Megan Halvey-ryan This post contains videos

Teen who spoke about scoliosis pain on the Late Late Show will finally get her surgery today

Megan Halvey-Ryan’s surgery has been delayed several times before.

From TheJournal.ie Child taken into care after her mother was found passed out on New Year's Eve Family Court

Child taken into care after her mother was found passed out on New Year's Eve

Gardaí were called to the hotel where the girl and her mother were staying.

From TheJournal.ie 'If we had simply accepted that ageist foster parents rule, it would still be with us' Foster Care

'If we had simply accepted that ageist foster parents rule, it would still be with us'

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.

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.

From TheJournal.ie Children do better when minded by relatives and childminders rather than full-time parents, says ESRI Childcare

Children do better when minded by relatives and childminders rather than full-time parents, says ESRI

The study looked at 9,000 children under the age of 5 in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Nine months after probe promised into alleged foster care abuse - still no inquiry Delayed

Nine months after probe promised into alleged foster care abuse - still no inquiry

The scandal resulted in the HSE Director General Tony O’Brien apologising to the 47 families who were in the care of the home.

From TheJournal.ie 'My life is shattered': Social care workers speak out about vicious assaults Workplace Violence

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

Workers say management ignores the impact attacks have on workers.

From TheJournal.ie 'Bungalow Three as we saw it then does not exist anymore' - Áras Attracta report published Co Mayo

'Bungalow Three as we saw it then does not exist anymore' - Áras Attracta report published

The findings of the panel of specialists set up to examine the care centre are being published today.

From TheJournal.ie Boy accused of attacking care centre staff granted bail after going missing Ballydowd

Boy accused of attacking care centre staff granted bail after going missing

The boy is accused of attacking staff at a care centre in Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie HSE care failures: No visits for 16 years, no files on 200 clients and high risk of sexual abuse Intellectual Disabilities

HSE care failures: No visits for 16 years, no files on 200 clients and high risk of sexual abuse

The HSE has confirmed that of the 1,080 disability files reviewed by one report, “47 priority cases” were highlighted for follow up.

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