Tusla chief executive Gordon Jeyes. Photograph: Alan Betson.

In an interview in The Irish Times on Monday, Gordon Jeyes, chief executive of Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, said the scrutiny brought to child (...)

Gordon Jeyes: comments from the Department of Children and Youth Affairs  follow concerns raised by the chief executive of Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, about the cost of the system.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Plans for “extensive reform” of the court-appointed guardian system in Ireland are “at an advanced stage”, the Department of Children and Youth Affai(...)

How best to secure the welfare of children in need of protection is a matter of concern both to society, and to Tusla, the Child and Family Agency. Th(...)

The latest national figures from Tusla, as at March 31st 2015, show 6,403 children were in care, including 4,108 with foster families, 321 in general residential care and 17 in specialist residential care. Photograph: Getty Images

The head of Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, has said he has concerns about child protection services in Louth-Meath. Gordon Jeyes said the agency (...)

Chief executive of Tusla Gordon Jeyes: “There are insufficient resources for the sort of GAL system Ireland wants, but they don’t solve that problem by just expecting a third party to muddle on and find the resources and develop the system.” Photograph: The Irish Times

The amount earned by some individual court-appointed guardians is “outrageous” and “wouldn’t be tolerated in the UK”, the chief executive of Tusla, th(...)

Chief Executive of Tusla Gordon Jeyes: Prescriptive nature of some orders made by judges is a bad thing. “There is far too much detail,” he said. Photograph: The Irish Times

The level of scrutiny brought to child care cases in Dublin is “suffocating” and the accountability of social workers in the courts “has gone too far”(...)

Ready or not: State funding for Accord’s marriage-preparation courses is being cut. Photograph: Getty

What’s all this discord over Accord? The Accord Catholic Marriage Care Service is an agency that helps people who are in marriage difficulty or dealin(...)

Gordon Jeyes,  chief executive of Tusla, the Child and Family Agency.

Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, has denied claims the cut in funding to Accord is part of a wider Government policy to withdraw financial support (...)

Gordon Jeyes, chief executive of Tusla (the Child and Family Agency), said the status of the unassessed files, or “referrals or pieces of information”, was unclear. “Not knowing is a failure and I regret that.”   Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

At least 1,200 child protection files may not have been assessed by social workers in the Laois-Offaly area, the Oireachtas Committee for Health and (...)

Minister for Children James Reilly said his immediate priority was ‘to ensure that no child is at risk of harm’. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Child safety concerns have been raised following the discovery of some 700 files which may not have been assessed by social workers in the Laois/Offal(...)