Volunteers from Our Lady of Lourdes National School, Patrick Nolan (8) on guiro, Ciaran Bannon (8) on djembe, Zoe Malone (8) on drums and Lee Nolan (8) on guitar, attend the Blue Box creative therapies. Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

TV news was reporting on a major hurricane in the US the Friday afternoon Aisling blew into Clare’s life as an emergency foster care placement. She re(...)

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Two sisters in the care of the State who had asked to be placed with an Irish family will instead live at a residential unit, the Dublin District F(...)

Lawyers acting for the court-appointed guardian of a troubled 17-year-old teenage boy fear his life may be at risk unless he secures a placement at a (...)

Latest figures show that some 9,000 reports of suspected abuse, neglect or welfare concerns for children – 3,500 of which are classified as “high priority cases” – are waiting to be allocated a social worker

After years of rhetoric by the State over cherishing the children of the nation, the Government has moved over recent years to introduce concrete meas(...)

Mr Justice Colm Mac Eochaidh: said he had grave concerns for the welfare of the girl over this weekend. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A teenager in urgent need of a psychiatric hospital bed will instead spend the weekend in an open residential care unit with three care staff because(...)

A teenage boy in care may be sent to live in a holiday cottage in the northwest with two care workers because there is no secure accommodation availab(...)

There is a serious shortage of foster carers in Dublin, particularly in north Dublin city, according to Tusla, the Child and Family Agency. Photograph: Alan Betson

More than 6,500 children are in the care of the State, a 23 per cent increase on 2007, new figures from Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, show. (...)

The Child and Family Agency told the court it would go ahead with a plan to move two children in care to a new location.

The Child and Family Agency told the Dublin District Family Court yesterday it would go ahead with a plan to move two children in care to a new loc(...)

The judge at a District Family Court in the northwest heard yesterday that gardaí were called to the hospital after medical staff became concerned. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Child and Family Agency has been granted a 12-month care order for a young child who suffered severe burns on her hand from a pot of boiling water(...)

The Child and Family Agency which which sought the return of an 11-year-old boy  to England. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A mother became very upset at the Supreme Court yesterday after it ruled her son, said to be doing well in foster care here, must be returned to care (...)