Gordon Jeyes, chief executive of Tusla, the Child and Family Agency. Photograph: Alan Betson

Changes to the State’s care system will result in payments to foster families ceasing where a young person is not involved in education or training o(...)

Measuring the Pressure, an analysis of social services, says there are some 2,740 cases without a social worker classified as a “high priority”, indicating serious child protection concerns or other risks

Unpublished figures show more than 8,000 abuse, neglect and welfare concerns over children at risk are waiting to be allocated a social worker.An int(...)

 Mark Gray from  Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin: ‘By the time you’re on your third or fourth social worker, you’re just fed up of explaining yourself.’ Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Mark Gray knows first-hand the reality of growing up in a care system under strain. He was just six years old when he was placed in a residential home(...)

Groups representing young people in care have expressed alarm that the changes will place vulnerable young people at even greater risk of falling through the cracks of the care system.

Planned changes to the State’s care system will result in payments to foster families ceasing where a young person is not involved in education or tr(...)

Gordon Jeyes, chief executive designate of the new agency, who is on a salary of €184,000.

A key member of an agency which is due to take over responsibility for child and family services has stepped down a year after being hired. Annie Call(...)

Rath na nÓg high-support unit in Castleblayney, Co Monaghan.

Staff at a residential centre for troubled teens which is due to shut following a damning inspection report say they repeatedly and unsuccessfully rai(...)

Geoffrey Shannon, the Government’s special rapporteur on child protection, said the findings highlighted the need for strong laws to ensure abuse or neglect concerns are handled in a uniform manner. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Inspectors have found evidence that vulnerable children are being placed at risk by the failure of social services to notify gardaí of suspecte(...)