Critical risks have been identified in 37 creches across the country where serious non-compliance with regulations were identified

Childcare group Early Childhood Ireland have said they would have “serious concerns” about the use of CCTV in creches as quality childcare is centred (...)

An investigation was carried out by RTÉ  into Hyde & Seek, a company that runs four creches in Dublin. Photograph: Collins

Tusla, the child and family agency, has said it will ramp up regulatory enforcement and social work intervention after receiving footage of concerning(...)

‘If you are a family squeezed into one room in a hotel, the children and the parents are under huge additional stress.’ Photograph: iStock

Homeless families are “under huge additional stress” during summer months and “need more supports”, a leading family support worker has warned. Rache(...)

“In terms of the increase of fast-food outlets, Ireland came second to the United States in a list of 26 developed countries.”  Photograph: Getty images

The State is failing to protect Irish children’s health by leaving them open to “manipulation” by online advertising from junk food and fizzy drink ma(...)

Grainia Long: “I have long suspected that our a child protection system has one hand tied behind its back.”

Some time ago, a child with a broken arm called to an ISPCC office on a Friday evening. This particular office is not a drop-in centre, but our profes(...)

Research among parent groups at primary level suggests the weight of schoolbags is one of their biggest concerns. Photograph: Klaus Vedfelt/Getty Images

Children should be encouraged to carry schoolbags to and from school despite concerns among parents over links to back pain, according to an assistant(...)