The “Second Interim Report” from the Child Care Law Reporting Project monitored child care proceedings over an 11-month period to mid-July. Photograph: Getty Images

One of the most common reasons for the Child and Family Agency moving to take children into care is that their parents have a disability, a major r(...)

Flowers  at Ridge Hall, Ballybrack, Co Dublin,  where  two-year-old Hassan Khan died. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The death of two-year-old Hassan Khan, whose body was found in an apartment in south Dublin on Thursday evening, is being investigated by Tusla, th(...)

File photograph of Hassan Khan, whose body was found in a Dublin apartment on Thursday

Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, is “working to establish the facts” surrounding its involvement with the two year-old boy who was found dead in an(...)

The Links Creche, Abington, Malahide, Co Dublin. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Child and Family Agency has brought 24 charges in relation to a Dublin creche featured in an RTÉ investigative programme last year. The District C(...)

Maeve Lewis,  executive director of One in Four: “Many of these young men began offending as adolescents by downloading internet images of children being abused and then moved on to sexually harming children themselves.” Photograph: Aidan Crawley

There has been a marked rise in the number of young sex offenders attending for treatment at the One in Four service, according to its 2013 annual re(...)

Minister for Children James Reilly has been urged to address the lack of social workers in the State.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Minister for Children James Reilly has been urged to address the lack of social workers in the State. The Irish Times today reported that more than 9,(...)

The High Court this afternoon ordered the gardaí to apprehend a 16-year-old boy who had absconded from hospital, bring him back and remain with him un(...)

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(...)

Chairwoman of the National Review Panel Dr Helen Buckley with Paul Harrison at the launch of the report. Photograph: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

The Child and Family Agency has apologised for failing to meet the needs of a vulnerable teenager in State care, who died despite being in desperat(...)

Danny Talbot’s aunts Donna (left) and Deborah Lamb in Dublin yesterday. Every week the sisters come to Dublin’s Liffey boardwalk in search of vulnerable young people to help. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A damning report into the death of a teenager who spent most of his life in State care reveals a series of missed opportunities by social services t(...)