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#Foster Care

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach will act upon report which lists catalogue of failures into HSE and Tusla handling of foster home abuse case Systemic Failures

Taoiseach will act upon report which lists catalogue of failures into HSE and Tusla handling of foster home abuse case

The children involved were left with a foster family for several years despite abuse claims.

From TheJournal.ie Ombudsman criticises HSE and TUSLA over care for children with disabilities Ombudsman

Ombudsman criticises HSE and TUSLA over care for children with disabilities

The collaboration between the HSE and Tusla is still of concern, the ombudsman said.

From TheJournal.ie New website launched to help explain to children in care why Tusla is in their lives Changing Futures

New website launched to help explain to children in care why Tusla is in their lives

The website has been designed by young people with lived experience of the care system.

From TheJournal.ie Judge told child in rural Irish town may have been trafficked Children In Care

Judge told child in rural Irish town may have been trafficked

In another case the court heard a pre-school age child may have been sexually abused while in foster care.

From TheJournal.ie Foster mother takes Tusla to High Court over refusal to consider her as adoptive parent for child Courts

Foster mother takes Tusla to High Court over refusal to consider her as adoptive parent for child

The woman had been caring for the boy from a few months after his birth until April of this year.

From TheJournal.ie Nine-year-old boy in care moved five different times in 13 days Nowhere To Go

Nine-year-old boy in care moved five different times in 13 days

“His experience in care is augmenting his experience of harm that brought him into care,” the judge said.

From TheJournal.ie Foster mother gets backdated payment of €28,600 after Tusla cut her allowances Ombudsman

Foster mother gets backdated payment of €28,600 after Tusla cut her allowances

The woman’s allowances were reduced significantly when her two children turned 18, despite them both having intellectual disabilities.

From TheJournal.ie Actor Barry Keoghan: '13 foster homes. If that's on paper you'd think "he's destined to mess up"' Late Late Show

Actor Barry Keoghan: '13 foster homes. If that's on paper you'd think "he's destined to mess up"'

The actor’s stock is growing in Hollywood, and he told Tubridy last night how his experiences growing up shaped him.

From TheJournal.ie 'Deeply concerning': Foster services criticised over lack of garda vetting and shortfall in carers HIQA

'Deeply concerning': Foster services criticised over lack of garda vetting and shortfall in carers

The Health Information and Quality Authority released three inspection reports of foster care services in Ireland.

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 'They've two Christmasses. One with us and another with their birth family' FOSTERING

'They've two Christmasses. One with us and another with their birth family'

Foster carers describe the extra lengths they go to make sure that Christmas is a good time for the children in their care.

From TheJournal.ie Michael Noonan’s handling of the ‘Grace' case will be examined next year Foster Care

Michael Noonan’s handling of the ‘Grace' case will be examined next year

‘Grace’ was left in an abusive foster home in the southeast of the country for 20 years.

From TheJournal.ie €19 million a year spent on private foster care because Tusla is overstretched Service Gap

€19 million a year spent on private foster care because Tusla is overstretched

Oireachtas Children’s Committee will today recommend resources be used to recruit more social workers for public service.

From TheJournal.ie 'Out of control' teen admitted to hospital as Tusla had nowhere else to place him Limerick

'Out of control' teen admitted to hospital as Tusla had nowhere else to place him

The boy damaged his family home during a fight with his mother over unwashed clothing.

From TheJournal.ie Report finds 30 foster carers in Mid-West not garda vetted Foster Care

Report finds 30 foster carers in Mid-West not garda vetted

The Hiqa report also found a delay in reporting allegations of abuse to the gardaí.

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 Some foster carers in Kerry, Galway and Roscommon are not being vetted enough Checks

Some foster carers in Kerry, Galway and Roscommon are not being vetted enough

Two new Hiqa reports have identified a number of shortcomings.

From TheJournal.ie 'When I stopped working, I said I was going to put everything into these kids' Grandparents

'When I stopped working, I said I was going to put everything into these kids'

A woman who cares for her two grandchildren tells us how she’s been thwarted at every turn to seek greater supports from the State.

From TheJournal.ie 'No Garda vetting, inadequate investigations' - Tusla slammed over standard of Cork foster care services Inadequate

'No Garda vetting, inadequate investigations' - Tusla slammed over standard of Cork foster care services

An inspection by health authority Hiqa has found that the Cork area shows ‘major non-compliance’ with accepted standards of foster care.

From TheJournal.ie 'We need consistency': Long delays by Tusla in dealing with abuse allegations, report says Taking Stock

'We need consistency': Long delays by Tusla in dealing with abuse allegations, report says

The Ombudsman was critical of Tusla’s procedures for dealing with abuse allegations.

From TheJournal.ie Foster carers 'felt disrespected' by social workers, report finds Vulnerable Children

Foster carers 'felt disrespected' by social workers, report finds

In all, 300 social workers and foster carers responded to a joint consultation from Tusla and the Irish Foster Care Association.

From TheJournal.ie Children can now be adopted by their foster carers after 18 months Adoption Bill

Children can now be adopted by their foster carers after 18 months

The Adoption (Amendment) Bill 2016 has passed its final stages in Dáil Éireann.

From TheJournal.ie 'This should be the bare minimum we expect': Fostering service to close down in wake of damning report HIQA

'This should be the bare minimum we expect': Fostering service to close down in wake of damning report

Fresh Start Foster Care Service said it was ceasing operations due to “ongoing difficulties in relation to retention and recruitment of staff”.

From TheJournal.ie Boy put back into residential care after 'loving' foster parents didn't get supports they begged for Foster Care

Boy put back into residential care after 'loving' foster parents didn't get supports they begged for

The child was doing well in school and had joined the local football club but needed extra psychological supports which the family did not receive.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's not always as straightforward': Tusla chief on removing children at high risk from State care Foster Care

'It's not always as straightforward': Tusla chief on removing children at high risk from State care

Tusla chief executive Fred McBride was speaking at the Joint Committee on Children and Youth Affairs this morning.

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 Child remains in care after parents refuse to answer phone or turn up to court hearing Family Court

Child remains in care after parents refuse to answer phone or turn up to court hearing

The family court heard that the family had living arrangements “unsuitable for a young child”.

From TheJournal.ie Foster service in south central Dublin had 'significant risks' for children FOSTERING

Foster service in south central Dublin had 'significant risks' for children

All other 21 headings “require improvement”.

From TheJournal.ie 'A monumental cock-up': HSE boss admits Grace case worker still in public service and on a full pension Foster Care

'A monumental cock-up': HSE boss admits Grace case worker still in public service and on a full pension

The Director General of the HSE was before an Oireachtas committee yesterday to correct the record.

From TheJournal.ie Allegations of abuse about another child at 'Grace' home reported to gardaí in 1996 Foster Care

Allegations of abuse about another child at 'Grace' home reported to gardaí in 1996

The cases of four other service users were formally identified by An Garda Síochána.

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 Children in care: 'How many Government ministers would throw their children out at 18?' Opinion

Children in care: 'How many Government ministers would throw their children out at 18?'

Enforced independence at 18 can be premature and disastrous for vulnerable young people in care, writes Robbie Gilligan.

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 HSE didn't publish reports into foster care abuse claims under garda advice Grace

HSE didn't publish reports into foster care abuse claims under garda advice

A report published yesterday identified failings in investigation on the behalf of the HSE.

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 A day in the Family Court: Child not told when father might visit to 'avoid disappointment' Child And Family Agency

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.

From TheJournal.ie More than 150 court summonses sent to parents about poor school attendance Tusla

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'They are not alone': Grandparents fighting for custody of their grandchildren not unique Foster Care

'They are not alone': Grandparents fighting for custody of their grandchildren not unique

Last week, TheJournal.ie reported about the removal of a child from the care of the grandparents due to their age.

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