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Adopted people seeking records ‘should be provided with counselling supports’, committee hears
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Adopted people seeking records ‘should be provided with counselling supports’, committee hears

Jun 15th 2021, 9:05 PM 6,442 Views 5 Comments

Tusla CEO Bernard Gloster has said the provision of counselling should be underpinned by law.

Tusla apologises for 'hurt' felt by adoptees seeking access to personal information
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Tusla apologises for 'hurt' felt by adoptees seeking access to personal information

Updated Jun 15th 2021, 4:30 PM 11,017 Views 10 Comments

An adoptee rights group said that Tusla’s apology is a “long overdue acknowledgement” of adoptees’ pain.

HSE hack: A sensitive Tusla database dealing with child protection cases can't be accessed
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HSE hack: A sensitive Tusla database dealing with child protection cases can't be accessed

Updated May 21st 2021, 8:00 PM 32,419 Views 28 Comments

The Tusla database holds information on current and previous child care cases.

New helpline for Mother and Baby Home survivors concerned about risk still posed by abuser
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New helpline for Mother and Baby Home survivors concerned about risk still posed by abuser

May 5th 2021, 6:39 PM 6,671 Views 6 Comments

Tusla said perpetrators may have been involved in the abuse of multiple children over time.

Tusla confirms 'unapproved email' about registering for vaccines sent to staff who were not eligible
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Tusla confirms 'unapproved email' about registering for vaccines sent to staff who were not eligible

Apr 8th 2021, 7:16 PM 22,923 Views 10 Comments

The agency said it has conducted checks in other regions and this appears to be an isolated incident.

Report into illegal adoptions estimates there are thousands of 'suspicious' files, but advises against inquiry
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Report into illegal adoptions estimates there are thousands of 'suspicious' files, but advises against inquiry

Mar 9th 2021, 4:26 PM 9,973 Views 12 Comments

Minister Roderic O’Gorman says “deep ethical issues” arise in relation to illegal birth registrations, and an inquiry may still happen.

Access to rent supplement for victims of domestic violence extended to the end of the year
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Access to rent supplement for victims of domestic violence extended to the end of the year

Feb 19th 2021, 9:45 AM 7,129 Views 3 Comments

Rent supplement can be provided for an initial three-month period and the usual means test does not apply.

Child with profound disability left in hospital for two years after HSE and Tusla unable to secure care for him
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Child with profound disability left in hospital for two years after HSE and Tusla unable to secure care for him

Nov 26th 2020, 8:39 AM 36,417 Views 59 Comments

The child suffered brain damage and significant life-changing injuries in 2016.

Legal advice is that GDPR is 'prohibited' by 2004 Act on Mother and Baby Homes Commission - Department
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Legal advice is that GDPR is 'prohibited' by 2004 Act on Mother and Baby Homes Commission - Department

Updated Oct 23rd 2020, 10:15 PM 68,227 Views 72 Comments

The minister has defended the legislation but said he regrets poorly communicating what it intends to do.

Fionn Davenport: I was born in a mother and baby home - we have a right to our past
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Fionn Davenport: I was born in a mother and baby home - we have a right to our past

Oct 23rd 2020, 9:04 AM 56,604 Views 33 Comments

Writer Fionn Davenport says the government’s rushing through of legislation last night condemns survivors of mother and baby homes to 30 more years of darkness.

'When your mother cried during labour, she was paying for her sins': Stories of mother and baby home survivors read into Dáil record
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'When your mother cried during labour, she was paying for her sins': Stories of mother and baby home survivors read into Dáil record

Oct 22nd 2020, 9:30 AM 64,783 Views 32 Comments

Powerful testimonies of survivors from mother and baby homes were read out in the Dáil last night.

Senators express 'serious concern' that mother and baby home records will be sealed for 30 years
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Senators express 'serious concern' that mother and baby home records will be sealed for 30 years

Updated Oct 14th 2020, 4:41 PM 43,822 Views 36 Comments

The Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes is due to submit its final report later this month.

Tusla suffers 23 'high risk' data breaches - including stolen files and loss of devices - since last year
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Tusla suffers 23 'high risk' data breaches - including stolen files and loss of devices - since last year

Aug 17th 2020, 6:30 AM 14,487 Views 9 Comments

The vast majority of the cases involved an “employee error or omission”.

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

Jul 13th 2020, 6:10 AM 21,280 Views 0 Comments

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

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

May 30th 2020, 7:00 AM 12,284 Views 19 Comments

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

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

May 8th 2020, 12:05 AM 18,195 Views 15 Comments

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

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

Mar 27th 2020, 3:00 PM 35,831 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Feb 20th 2020, 8:24 AM 29,311 Views 32 Comments

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

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

Feb 4th 2020, 1:18 PM 9,671 Views 17 Comments

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

Two crèches set to close following Tusla inspections
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Two crèches set to close following Tusla inspections

Jan 22nd 2020, 5:34 PM 48,396 Views 0 Comments

The two crèches are in Dublin and Wicklow.

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

Dec 19th 2019, 12:06 AM 24,695 Views 19 Comments

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

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

Dec 15th 2019, 12:05 AM 14,327 Views 8 Comments

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.

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

Dec 11th 2019, 7:00 AM 103,679 Views 25 Comments

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

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

Dec 6th 2019, 2:16 PM 43,961 Views 14 Comments

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

Tusla defers deadline for crèches to submit fire risk assessments
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Tusla defers deadline for crèches to submit fire risk assessments

Nov 29th 2019, 10:02 AM 8,099 Views 21 Comments

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

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

Nov 21st 2019, 6:00 AM 4,418 Views 3 Comments

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

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

Nov 2nd 2019, 9:15 AM 15,158 Views 27 Comments

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

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

Nov 1st 2019, 1:57 PM 26,995 Views 55 Comments

The images were the most serious of their kind.

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

Oct 31st 2019, 6:00 AM 10,091 Views 10 Comments

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

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

Oct 14th 2019, 12:05 AM 26,664 Views 32 Comments

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

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

Oct 12th 2019, 8:30 AM 43,919 Views 26 Comments

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

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

Oct 10th 2019, 12:05 AM 39,915 Views 41 Comments

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

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

Oct 3rd 2019, 12:54 PM 7,576 Views 5 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 23rd 2019, 7:20 AM 20,231 Views 35 Comments

Concerns have been raised over the use of reduced timetables.

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

Sep 19th 2019, 6:43 PM 8,944 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Aug 27th 2019, 2:35 PM 27,796 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Aug 19th 2019, 4:45 PM 43,948 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Aug 16th 2019, 3:13 PM 13,824 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Aug 14th 2019, 11:28 AM 13,953 Views 60 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 1st 2019, 5:36 PM 10,179 Views 9 Comments

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

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