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#Children in Care

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”.

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.

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?

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.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Shameful day’ as child deaths report ‘signifies our societal failure’ Children In Care

‘Shameful day’ as child deaths report ‘signifies our societal failure’

There has been plenty of reaction to a report which examined the deaths of 196 children and young people in contact with State services between 2000 and 2010.

From TheJournal.ie Deaths of many children in care ‘may have been preventable’, report finds Children In Care

Deaths of many children in care ‘may have been preventable’, report finds

The Independent Child Death Review Group underlines a catalogue of major failings of the State’s child support services.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Friday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Friday

Every morning, TheJournal.ie brings you the nine things you need to know as you kick off your day.

From TheJournal.ie HSE figures show 12 children known to child services have died this year Children

HSE figures show 12 children known to child services have died this year

More children known to child protection services have died so far this year than in the whole of last year.

From TheJournal.ie Independent report on deaths of children in state care to be published 'shortly' Children In Care

Independent report on deaths of children in state care to be published 'shortly'

Minister for Children says that the AG’s advice has been sought over the report before its publication.

From TheJournal.ie Column: ‘I didn’t really know my own Mam’ – why one woman became a foster mother Read Me

Column: ‘I didn’t really know my own Mam’ – why one woman became a foster mother

Mary Downey, a foster parent for almost 20 years, describes the ups, the downs and the heartbreak of being a mother to other people’s children.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Tuesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Investigation underway after some gardaí allegedly joked about ‘raping’ and ‘deporting’ Corrib protesters; fears of a serial killer on the loose in New York and why Ireland’s not the only country worried about banking stress tests.

From TheJournal.ie Two questioned over disappearance of Eaton children are released from custody Release

Two questioned over disappearance of Eaton children are released from custody

Man and woman had been arrested in Co Down and were questioned by PSNI detectives.

From TheJournal.ie 200 more child care workers to be employed by state Children's Rights

200 more child care workers to be employed by state

The state has recruited an extra 133 child care social workers so far.