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Five “major non-compliances’’ with national standards have been found in child protection and welfare services in the south-east in a Health Informati(...)

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone: A spokeswoman said the Minister had committed to meet the Time4Us board and local TDs to “re-examine the situation in Galway”.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A pioneering service to allow children spend time with parents who do not live with them, and the only one of its kind in the State, faces closure at(...)

The girl’s guardian told the judge on Friday, while the psychiatric unit is “totally inappropriate”, she considered the girl should be detained there for another week as keeping her secure was essential. File photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

A troubled teenage girl who is not mentally ill but whose behaviour is considered a serious risk to herself and others must remain in an adult psychia(...)

The project publishes regular reports from the courts making orders under the Child Care Act. Photograph: iStock

Cases involving two children allegedly sexually abused by 11 named individuals in the presence of their parents are included in the latest volume from(...)

A teenage boy who is ‘too dangerous’ for care in Ireland remains without a secure placement, according to a report published on Monday. File photograph: Getty Images/Vetta

A teenage boy who is “too dangerous” for care in Ireland remains without a secure placement, according to a report published on Monday. The case, de(...)

When mandatory reporting was introduced on December 11th, Tulsa said it could not be precise on how the policy change would affect its workload. File photograph: Getty Images

The introduction of mandatory reporting of child abuse has not had a negative impact on children’s services, Minister for Children Katherine Zappone h(...)

The judge noted the allegations of violence against the teen had yet to be proven.

The High Court has made orders allowing Tusla, the Child and Family Agency to place a teenage boy accused of participating in the rape of his sister (...)

Ennis District Court heard it was the intention of the parents’ whose children had high school absentee records  to return to the UK in January.

A 13-year-old boy at the centre of a judge’s threat to jail his parents for Christmas has the learning capacity of a six-year-old due to chronic educa(...)

Norah Gibbons, chairwoman of Tusla, the Child and Family Agency: it could be hugely beneficial for children to meet their birth parents and “get an explanation” as to why they were in care. Photograph: Alan Betson

Adopted children must have the right to contact with their birth families, leading advocates for children’s rights have said. Among those making the(...)

Ms Justice Mary Faherty ruled the District Court must reconsider its refusal to pay the legal costs incurred by her lawyers after they continued to work for her for free, resulting in the Child and Family Agency   withdrawing its application to put the baby in care.

A homeless mother who successfully fought an attempt to take her newborn baby into care was wrongly refused her legal costs because the State’s legal (...)

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