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From TheJournal.ie 'He's devastated that he hasn't seen his child': The stories of children taken into care during Covid-19 Cclrp

'He's devastated that he hasn't seen his child': The stories of children taken into care during Covid-19

The Child Care Law Reporting Project published its latest reports today.

From TheJournal.ie Tusla expressed concern children could be at risk of 'immediate harm' due to restrictions on its services Child Protection

Tusla expressed concern children could be at risk of 'immediate harm' due to restrictions on its services

Internal risk reports expressed concern about the impact of reduced home visits and face-to-face meetings.

From TheJournal.ie 'An awful lot of neglect': Fears for safety of children as Tusla points to drop-off in child protection referrals Abuse And Neglect

'An awful lot of neglect': Fears for safety of children as Tusla points to drop-off in child protection referrals

Teachers and other professionals play a role in reporting suspected cases of child abuse – but schools are now closed until September.

From TheJournal.ie Boy was used by older peers to take part in illegal fight club, court told Tusla

Boy was used by older peers to take part in illegal fight club, court told

The teen, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is currently being detained at a special care unit.

From TheJournal.ie Tusla 'accidentally disclosed' contact and location information of mother and child victim to alleged abuser Data Breaches

Tusla 'accidentally disclosed' contact and location information of mother and child victim to alleged abuser

This and other data breaches are outlined in the Data Protection Commission’s annual report.

From TheJournal.ie Survivors group 'concerned' that alleged child abusers could be allowed interview complainants Tusla

Survivors group 'concerned' that alleged child abusers could be allowed interview complainants

Tusla’s new guidelines mean social workers could have to “stress test” allegations during interviews.

From TheJournal.ie Two crèches set to close following Tusla inspections Closure

Two crèches set to close following Tusla inspections

The two crèches are in Dublin and Wicklow.

From TheJournal.ie Tusla apologises to young woman for 'lack of support' after she was raped by her foster dad Apology

Tusla apologises to young woman for 'lack of support' after she was raped by her foster dad

He was convicted by a jury and sentenced to 12 years in prison last month.

From TheJournal.ie Internal Tusla documents reveal staff complained of poor engagement from Scouting Ireland Safeguarding

Internal Tusla documents reveal staff complained of poor engagement from Scouting Ireland

Early drafts of a letter that caused a row between the agency and Scouting Ireland contained stronger criticism of the organisation than the final version.

From TheJournal.ie 'Lily is 83. Her son has moved in - and he's taken control of her pension' Opinion

'Lily is 83. Her son has moved in - and he's taken control of her pension'

New research being launched today shows how vulnerable adults are falling through the cracks when it comes to safeguarding.

From TheJournal.ie Teenage girl was on mental health waiting list for three months before suicide National Review Panel

Teenage girl was on mental health waiting list for three months before suicide

Niamh’s case is among three child deaths examined by the National Review Panel.

From TheJournal.ie Tusla defers deadline for crèches to submit fire risk assessments Childcare

Tusla defers deadline for crèches to submit fire risk assessments

Some childcare providers were finding it “particularly challenging” to carry out fire risk assessments.

From TheJournal.ie Ten-fold increase in a decade in number of children from State care reaching out for help Epic

Ten-fold increase in a decade in number of children from State care reaching out for help

Children as young as five years old required the support of advocates last year.

From TheJournal.ie Chair of Tusla says 'journey of reform' lies ahead with further improvements needed 'on a daily basis' Tusla

Chair of Tusla says 'journey of reform' lies ahead with further improvements needed 'on a daily basis'

The former Labour Party leader was addressing foster carers at a conference this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Tusla employee jailed for three years for possession of child pornography images Cork

Tusla employee jailed for three years for possession of child pornography images

The images were the most serious of their kind.

From TheJournal.ie Foster carers finally given insurance cover by the State following three-year long battle Exposed

Foster carers finally given insurance cover by the State following three-year long battle

Some of the 4,500 foster carers in Ireland said the lack of cover had left them exposed

From TheJournal.ie RTÉ accused of neglecting child safety in war of words with Tusla ahead of Hyde and Seek exposé Hyde And Seek

RTÉ accused of neglecting child safety in war of words with Tusla ahead of Hyde and Seek exposé

The RTÉ documentary about the Hyde and Seek chain was broadcast on 24 July.

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 Parents left in limbo after Tusla closes unregistered aftercare facility in south Dublin Childcare

Parents left in limbo after Tusla closes unregistered aftercare facility in south Dublin

Dimples Creche in Sandyford has been forced to close its after-care from tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie Allocation of social workers to children in foster care 'chaotic', inspection finds

Allocation of social workers to children in foster care 'chaotic', inspection finds

At the time of the inspection, 22% of children did not have an allocated social worker.

From TheJournal.ie New rules proposed to limit schools teaching 'difficult' children for fewer hours Reduced Timetables

New rules proposed to limit schools teaching 'difficult' children for fewer hours

Concerns have been raised over the use of reduced timetables.

From TheJournal.ie Teen placed in 'unsafe' and 'unsuitable' hostel has been moved to new location, court told High Court

Teen placed in 'unsafe' and 'unsuitable' hostel has been moved to new location, court told

The case will be mentioned before the High Court in October.

From TheJournal.ie Woman avoids being sent back to jail for identifying her son in childcare proceedings on social media Courts

Woman avoids being sent back to jail for identifying her son in childcare proceedings on social media

It is a criminal offence to identify anyone who is the subject of childcare proceedings.

From TheJournal.ie Judge warns of 'serious consequences' after woman posts about childcare proceedings on social media Tusla

Judge warns of 'serious consequences' after woman posts about childcare proceedings on social media

The woman’s lawyer initially told the court that his client was not willing to remove the material.

From TheJournal.ie Solicitor tells court Tusla needs to ‘get their act together’ about putting youths in hostels Tusla

Solicitor tells court Tusla needs to ‘get their act together’ about putting youths in hostels

The teen has been charged in connection with an alleged incident at a Spar shop on Drumcondra Road.

From TheJournal.ie Watchdog finds that Tusla failed to alert gardaí to crimes against children in a timely manner HIQA Inspections

Watchdog finds that Tusla failed to alert gardaí to crimes against children in a timely manner

Neglect and sexual abuse were among the suspected crimes that Tusla was slow to report.

From TheJournal.ie Department of Children doesn't know identity of 37 childcare facilities at 'critical' level of risk Creche Scandal

Department of Children doesn't know identity of 37 childcare facilities at 'critical' level of risk

The figure was revealed at an Oireachtas committee hearing yesterday morning.

From TheJournal.ie Tusla identifies 'critical' level of risk at 37 childcare facilities across the country Creche Scandal

Tusla identifies 'critical' level of risk at 37 childcare facilities across the country

The figure was revealed at an Oireachtas committee hearing this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Tusla: 'No cast-iron guarantee' that incidents seen in RTÉ creche footage will never happen again Oireachtas Hearing

Tusla: 'No cast-iron guarantee' that incidents seen in RTÉ creche footage will never happen again

The agency appeared before an Oireachtas hearing this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Hyde & Seek creche owner ordered to pay damages over standard of rental accommodation in 2013 Hyde And Seek

Hyde & Seek creche owner ordered to pay damages over standard of rental accommodation in 2013

Anne Davy featured in an RTÉ Investigates documentary into childcare this week.

From TheJournal.ie Issues of non-compliance found at fourth Hyde & Seek creche not featured in documentary Creche Scandal

Issues of non-compliance found at fourth Hyde & Seek creche not featured in documentary

The Drumcondra creche was not covered on this week’s RTÉ documentary.

From TheJournal.ie 'Our trust has been betrayed': Hyde and Seek parents speak out after RTÉ Investigates programme Under Fire

'Our trust has been betrayed': Hyde and Seek parents speak out after RTÉ Investigates programme

Meanwhile, Hyde and Seek it had taken steps to deal with “urgent issues” highlighted in the RTÉ programme last night.

From TheJournal.ie Tusla releases advice for parents as Zappone 'appalled' at treatment of children in creches Hyde And Seek This post contains videos

Tusla releases advice for parents as Zappone 'appalled' at treatment of children in creches

Children were filmed being roughly handled in the footage recorded by RTÉ Investigates, and concerns were raised about fire safety and other issues.

From TheJournal.ie Planning authority raised concerns about fire evacuation at Hyde & Seek creche before its construction Creches

Planning authority raised concerns about fire evacuation at Hyde & Seek creche before its construction Exclusive

A number of fire safety issues at the creche chain were raised during an RTÉ documentary last night.

From TheJournal.ie Loose blind cords and faecal matter in cots: Details of Tusla inspections of Hyde & Seek creches emerge Childcare

Loose blind cords and faecal matter in cots: Details of Tusla inspections of Hyde & Seek creches emerge

The reports for the various creches identified numerous non-compliance issues.

From TheJournal.ie More than 6,000 physical abuse referrals to child and family agency last year Tusla

More than 6,000 physical abuse referrals to child and family agency last year

The most common form of abuse in cases referred to Tusla was emotional abuse.

From TheJournal.ie No chairs, beds or blankets in seclusion rooms at UK facility where Irish teens are treated Mental Health

No chairs, beds or blankets in seclusion rooms at UK facility where Irish teens are treated

The facility faces closure if improvements are not made within six months.

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 'Lost complete confidence in them': Nearly two new data breaches at Tusla every week Data Protection

'Lost complete confidence in them': Nearly two new data breaches at Tusla every week

Several potentially serious incidents have been reported since the Data Protection Commission launched an investigation last year.

From TheJournal.ie 15-year-old girl pimped by girlfriend for drugs and money to be placed in facility for troubled teens Tusla

15-year-old girl pimped by girlfriend for drugs and money to be placed in facility for troubled teens

One of several men that had unprotected sex with the teenager is a male prostitute who is HIV positive.

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