A boy in the care of the Child and Family Agency, Tusla, may not be able to attend primary school if he is not supplied with a special needs assistant, Dublin District Family Court heard. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A boy in the care of the Child and Family Agency, Tusla, may not be able to attend primary school if he is not supplied with a special needs assistant(...)

Social workers can  find it difficult to keep track of families that move repeatedly from one area to another.  File photograph: Getty Images

More social workers and more resources for social workers are needed to deal with child protection, the Irish Association of Social Workers (IASW) has(...)

A garda said he visited the toddler’s home with social workers from Tusla  last month. He found the toddler in dirty clothes and with greasy hair, sitting on the floor with toys everywhere. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A toddler taken into emergency care last month was returned to her mother last night after the Child and Family Agency withdrew an application for an (...)

Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, is to examine how children at the centre of a criminal trial for cruelty and neglect were left with their mother (...)

Court-appointed guardian said the teenager had a “relatively difficult” experience in care. He had had no contact with his father and his mother was “ambivalent”.

Homelessness is a central fear for a teenager due to leave the care of the Child and Family Agency soon, Dublin District Family Court has been told. (...)

The health consequences of domestic violence are horrendous. Participants in the survey reported bruising, burns and fractures. Photograph: Thinkstock

It does not seem to matter how many campaigns are organised against domestic violence, it just keeps on happening. Safe Ireland recently released its (...)

The judge directed that the Child and Family agency be served with notice of the leave application.

A High Court judge has directed an urgent hearing of a mother’s application aimed at having the Child and Family Agency (CFA) take her 16-year-old dau(...)

A couple who won €500,000 in the lottery split up after the money ran out, a court has heard. File photograph: Philip Sears/Reuters

A couple who won €500,000 in the lottery split up after the money ran out, a family District Court in the northwest has heard. The woman, who was not(...)

  James Reilly: looking at options for guardians in child care cases. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A new body, to run a service providing court-appointed guardians in child care cases, is under consideration by Minister for Children James Reilly. (...)

Couple’s case against Tusla raises serious and ‘very important’ issues, says judge. Photograph: Alan Betson

A High Court judge has recommended the Child and Family Agency allow a young couple have a visit with their newborn baby, who is in care, on Christma(...)