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Dublin: 7 °C Friday 15 November, 2019

#FOSTERING

From TheJournal.ie Gay couple encourage other members of the LGBT community to consider fostering children Tusla

Gay couple encourage other members of the LGBT community to consider fostering children

There are more than 6,000 children in state care in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Foster mother loses High Court challenge over how Tusla removed child from her care High Court

Foster mother loses High Court challenge over how Tusla removed child from her care

The woman fostered the boy, who has certain medical conditions, for more than a year after his birth in 2016.

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 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 '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 'Major non-compliance': 82 foster carers in Cork did not have up-to-date Garda vetting FOSTERING

'Major non-compliance': 82 foster carers in Cork did not have up-to-date Garda vetting

HIQA has written to the COO of Tusla about the risks that were identified.

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 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 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 '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 '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 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 '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 Baby Maria, childcare, and why all we want the 'storybook child' Opinion

Baby Maria, childcare, and why all we want the 'storybook child'

There are currently over 6,000 children in the Irish care system but in childhood, as in life, the implication is that younger is better.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'I used to think foster parents were very special people. I now know they are very ordinary people.' Foster Care

Opinion: 'I used to think foster parents were very special people. I now know they are very ordinary people.'

As a family and as individuals, we have benefited every bit as much as the children we have and continue to care for – life has been enriched.

From TheJournal.ie New child protection service for migrant families launched Cultural Sensitivity

New child protection service for migrant families launched

The initiative has been established to address the “general lack of understanding and stigma surrounding migrant families going through child protection interventions”.

From TheJournal.ie Almost 400 children on child services waiting lists in Waterford HIQA

Almost 400 children on child services waiting lists in Waterford

A HIQA inspection into Child Protection and Welfare Service in the county highlighted the problem but the HSE says it is working on clearing the lists.

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

The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning! Here are nine things you want to know as you start your day.