Some children are, through the circumstances into which they are born, at risk of harm.

Recent weeks have seen disturbing revelations about the abuse of vulnerable children, both in their own homes and in foster care. A case in the Galw(...)

Latest figures show 5,987 children were awaiting the allocation of a social worker in January.

Social workers may be recruited from Canada and Britain as part of an effort by Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, to address a backlog of child pro(...)

The chief executive of the Child and Family Agency, Tusla, has criticised the media’s expectations  of  child protection workers. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Media expectations of what child protection workers could or should achieve were “utterly absurd”, the chief executive of the Child and Family Agency (...)

 Tusla chief executive Fred McBride said simply removing children from a place where there may have been abuse can cause its own difficulties. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Removing children from a foster home where there has been an allegation of sexual abuse should only be done as a “last resort”, the head of Tusla, the(...)

Reports on high-profile child abuse cases over recent decades share another key recommendation: the need to invest properly in supports and services for children and parents. File photograph:   Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images

Tusla, the State’s child and family agency, is to carry out a review of why children who were neglected, abused and traumatised were left with their m(...)

Galway courthouse: Shane Costelloe SC told the court that this was “not an allegation of scolding or reprimanding or chastising children, but one of actual serious, physical violence”

The children’s plight first came to light on September 1st, 2006, when a young garda found the two eldest girls, then aged nine and seven, wandering n(...)

Methodist notes

Christians in Science (CiS) is an international network of people interested in the relationship between science and faith. CiS Ireland holds regular (...)

Empty desks: Schools are obliged to alert Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, if a child has missed out on more more than 20 school days a year. Photograph: Thinkstock

More than 500 parents were threatened with prosecution last year over their failure to ensure their children attend school, new figures show. In all,(...)

Fire broke out at the Holy Child Primary School in Derry on Monday night. Photograph: Google Maps

A fire that broke out at a primary school in Derry on Monday night is being treated as a suspected arson attack. More than 20 firefighters attended (...)

Life in the fast lane: “Some of the ‘fuerdai’ have a crush on the life of luxury ... they drive Bentley, Maserati, Porsche and so on”

When news broke online that Wang Sicong, son of Wang Jianlin, China’s richest man, had spent €350,000 in a single night at a karaoke bar in Beijing, (...)