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#Foster Care

# foster-care - Sunday 31 January, 2021

Opinion: 'She knocked on the door and the nun said her son was gone' - the story of the forgotten foster children
# Children's Rights
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# Children's Rights

Opinion: 'She knocked on the door and the nun said her son was gone' - the story of the forgotten foster children

Jan 31st 2021, 8:30 AM 28,462 Views 12 Comments

Jamie Canavan is researching the stories of children who were forced into ‘boarding out’, a term given to fostering in the early to mid last century.

# foster-care - Monday 18 January, 2021

Cases document foster children facing stress and isolation during Covid-19 restrictions
# Foster Care
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# Foster Care

Cases document foster children facing stress and isolation during Covid-19 restrictions

Jan 18th 2021, 7:10 AM 12,579 Views 2 Comments

Social workers, parents, foster carers and children have experienced additional stress in the last six months.

# foster-care - Thursday 19 December, 2019

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

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

Dec 19th 2019, 12:06 AM 24,641 Views 19 Comments

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

Rape survivor on waiving her anonymity: ‘I just wanted to say - this is who he is and this is what he did’
# Foster Care
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# Foster Care

Rape survivor on waiving her anonymity: ‘I just wanted to say - this is who he is and this is what he did’

Dec 19th 2019, 12:05 AM 83,581 Views 39 Comments

Ciara said she has received messages from other victims who are afraid to talk about their abuse.

# foster-care - Thursday 21 November, 2019

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

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

Nov 21st 2019, 6:00 AM 4,408 Views 3 Comments

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

# foster-care - Wednesday 13 November, 2019

Man jailed for 12 years for raping his 16-year-old foster daughter
# Foster Care
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# Foster Care

Man jailed for 12 years for raping his 16-year-old foster daughter

Nov 13th 2019, 2:19 PM 18,804 Views 0 Comments

The conviction followed a trial at the Central Criminal Court in Dublin last July.

# foster-care - Saturday 2 November, 2019

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

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

Nov 2nd 2019, 9:15 AM 15,138 Views 27 Comments

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

# foster-care - Thursday 31 October, 2019

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

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

Oct 31st 2019, 6:00 AM 10,062 Views 10 Comments

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

# foster-care - Thursday 3 October, 2019

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

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

Oct 3rd 2019, 12:54 PM 7,555 Views 5 Comments

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

# foster-care - Thursday 23 May, 2019

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

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

May 23rd 2019, 4:41 PM 5,938 Views 0 Comments

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

# foster-care - Monday 8 April, 2019

Ombudsman criticises HSE and TUSLA over care for children with disabilities
# Ombudsman
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# Ombudsman

Ombudsman criticises HSE and TUSLA over care for children with disabilities

Apr 8th 2019, 9:02 AM 8,887 Views 17 Comments

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

# foster-care - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

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

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

Mar 5th 2019, 12:39 PM 9,591 Views 20 Comments

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

# foster-care - Monday 21 January, 2019

Judge told child in rural Irish town may have been trafficked
# Children In Care
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# Children In Care

Judge told child in rural Irish town may have been trafficked

Jan 21st 2019, 6:01 AM 31,392 Views 12 Comments

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

# foster-care - Tuesday 25 September, 2018

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

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

Sep 25th 2018, 8:29 PM 21,351 Views 0 Comments

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

# foster-care - Monday 17 September, 2018

Nine-year-old boy in care moved five different times in 13 days
# Nowhere To Go
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# Nowhere To Go

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

Sep 17th 2018, 12:15 AM 30,853 Views 0 Comments

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

# foster-care - Wednesday 20 June, 2018

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

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

Jun 20th 2018, 10:58 AM 20,655 Views 4 Comments

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

# foster-care - Saturday 14 April, 2018

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

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

Apr 14th 2018, 7:42 AM 116,654 Views 37 Comments

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

# foster-care - Thursday 5 April, 2018

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

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

Apr 5th 2018, 1:55 PM 7,837 Views 5 Comments

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

# foster-care - Monday 15 January, 2018

Child with Down Syndrome and severe autism who was abandoned at birth was 'not receiving sufficient HSE and Tusla support'
# Molly's Case
From TheJournal.ie
# Molly's Case

Child with Down Syndrome and severe autism who was abandoned at birth was 'not receiving sufficient HSE and Tusla support'

Jan 15th 2018, 6:01 AM 15,213 Views 17 Comments

Tusla has committed to undertaking a “systemic review” of supports.

# foster-care - Friday 22 December, 2017

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

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

Dec 22nd 2017, 10:00 PM 16,453 Views 15 Comments

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

# foster-care - Thursday 16 November, 2017

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

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

Nov 16th 2017, 8:37 AM 6,703 Views 25 Comments

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

# foster-care - Thursday 9 November, 2017

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

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

Nov 9th 2017, 6:01 AM 9,404 Views 1 Comment

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

# foster-care - Tuesday 29 August, 2017

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

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

Aug 29th 2017, 4:26 PM 17,148 Views 0 Comments

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

# foster-care - Tuesday 15 August, 2017

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

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

Aug 15th 2017, 2:34 PM 6,514 Views 10 Comments

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

# foster-care - Tuesday 8 August, 2017

Report into death of teen finds impact of separating her from younger sibling was not understood
# State Care
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# State Care

Report into death of teen finds impact of separating her from younger sibling was not understood

Aug 8th 2017, 10:23 PM 20,848 Views 27 Comments

‘Clare’ was in foster care when she took her own life.

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

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

Aug 8th 2017, 4:38 PM 7,387 Views 0 Comments

Two new Hiqa reports have identified a number of shortcomings.

# foster-care - Sunday 30 July, 2017

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

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

Jul 30th 2017, 12:05 AM 35,463 Views 27 Comments

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.

# foster-care - Thursday 20 July, 2017

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

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

Jul 20th 2017, 2:00 PM 14,208 Views 21 Comments

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

# foster-care - Tuesday 18 July, 2017

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

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

Jul 18th 2017, 12:06 PM 7,242 Views 14 Comments

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

# foster-care - Sunday 16 July, 2017

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

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

Jul 16th 2017, 7:30 AM 9,620 Views 7 Comments

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

# foster-care - Friday 14 July, 2017

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

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

Jul 14th 2017, 1:10 PM 30,891 Views 21 Comments

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

# foster-care - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

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

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

Jul 12th 2017, 5:38 PM 13,945 Views 2 Comments

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

# foster-care - Friday 7 July, 2017

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

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

Jul 7th 2017, 6:20 AM 22,235 Views 0 Comments

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.

# foster-care - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

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

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

Jun 21st 2017, 3:45 PM 8,070 Views 8 Comments

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

# foster-care - Saturday 10 June, 2017

'They're extremely loyal. Even though they've grown up with neglect they just want to go home'
# Children In Care
From TheJournal.ie
# Children In Care

'They're extremely loyal. Even though they've grown up with neglect they just want to go home'

Jun 10th 2017, 6:30 AM 14,573 Views 5 Comments

Guardians ad litem are appointed by the courts to give children a voice, but that task is by no means an easy one.

# foster-care - Saturday 27 May, 2017

'I was afraid of my father. I thought it was normal to be afraid of adults'
# Foster Care
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# Foster Care

'I was afraid of my father. I thought it was normal to be afraid of adults'

May 27th 2017, 12:05 AM 35,029 Views 19 Comments

A new report from NUI Galway highlights the experiences of children in foster care in Ireland.

# foster-care - Sunday 21 May, 2017

'Behind each of these numbers is a child that needs help': The business of fostering in Ireland
# Vulnerable Children
From TheJournal.ie
# Vulnerable Children

'Behind each of these numbers is a child that needs help': The business of fostering in Ireland

May 21st 2017, 10:00 PM 18,476 Views 23 Comments

The State spends over €100 million on foster care each year but Tusla’s role in providing this care is under sharp scrutiny.

# foster-care - Thursday 20 April, 2017

Child remains in care after parents refuse to answer phone or turn up to court hearing
# Family Court
From TheJournal.ie
# Family Court

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

Apr 20th 2017, 6:15 AM 22,378 Views 0 Comments

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

# foster-care - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

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

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

Apr 18th 2017, 11:39 AM 7,818 Views 3 Comments

All other 21 headings “require improvement”.

# foster-care - Friday 24 March, 2017

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

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

Mar 24th 2017, 12:14 PM 21,009 Views 43 Comments

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

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