Minister for Children Katherine Zappone said the changes to the sector would be brought in gradually. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Any childminder looking after children in their home who is not registered with Tusla will face prosecution under plans being rolled out by the Govern(...)

Being homeless during the summer holidays brings a new set of challenges. Photograph: iStock

Many parents will be celebrating the reopening of schools this week but for families living in emergency accommodation the relief is even more keenly (...)

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone said the new Bill sought to regulate the existing ‘ad hoc’ guardian ad litem appointment system to benefit the greatest number of children and young people. File photograph: Dave Meehan

All children going through childcare proceedings will be appointed guardians to ensure young people’s voices are effectively heard in court under new (...)

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 (...)

Courtown. The Department of Justice said the decision to relocate the group to centres in Co Wicklow and Co Clare was made as the Courtown Hotel was more suitable for children and families requiring schools. File photograph: Jack McManus

Twenty-two men and women living in an emergency accommodation centre in Courtown, Co Wexford, have refused to leave the town after they were told they(...)

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(...)

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone has written a series of letters to Minister for Health Simon Harris (above). Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Two Government Ministers are engaged in a stand-off over which of their departments should pay for the care of vulnerable young people after they turn(...)

Because ‘Mary’ had turned 18, Tusla, the  agency providing for her care, felt hamstrung in relation to what action might be taken to protect her. Photograph: Alan Betson

It took the case of “Mary”, an intellectually disabled woman left in a foster home for over two years after sex abuse allegations were levelled agains(...)

According to the Department of Children,  85 per cent of school-age childcare services operate within the new 1:12 adult-child ratio. Photograph: iStock

Most school-age aftercare services will not be affected by new staffing rules which it has been claimed will result in steep hikes for parents, accord(...)

Fred McBride, former chief executive of Tusla, raised concerns about staffing issues at private residential care centres. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Serious concerns were raised around the “viability” of continuing to place vulnerable children in private residential centres by the then chief execut(...)

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