Family Agency

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“Certain child-protection matters are very complex indeed and require considerable resources.” Photograph: iStock

Protracted child-protection cases, involving disagreements between State agencies as well as difficulties securing services for troubled teenagers, ar(...)

Fred McBride, chief executive of Tusla. Photograph: Eric Luke

The child protection legal system in Ireland was “one of the biggest culture shocks” ever experienced by Fred McBride, head of Tusla, he told a congre(...)

The number of children who went missing last year was the highest it has been in recent years. Photograph: iStock

More than 170 children went missing from State care facilities last year, according to figures from the child and family agency, Tusla. Of the 179 ch(...)

Migrants wait to disembark in Catania on the island of Sicily, Italy. Photograph: Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters

Ireland has received no migrants from Italy to date, nearly two years after pledging to accept nearly 700 who arrived there from Africa and the Middle(...)

There are 1,985 open cases of historic abuse, the highest number (345) in Cork.

A total of 871 cases of alleged historical child sex abuse have yet to be allocated to a social worker, figures seen by The Irish Times show. The la(...)

It was decided in September 2014 to take ‘Mary’ from the foster home at the centre of the sexual abuse allegations but she was not removed until February 2016. Photograph posed by model: iStock

A young woman remained with a foster family in the Cork region for two years after allegations of sex abuse were made against a carer in the home, a r(...)

“Grace”, who is severely intellectually disabled and unable to speak, was left in a foster home in the southeast for 13 years after a decision to remove her in April 1996 was overturned in October 1996. File photograph: Getty Images

Two health board employees involved in a 1996 decision to leave an intellectually disabled girl known as “Grace” in a foster home, despite allegations(...)

 Neighbours placed flowers and teddy bears at the scene of an apartment fire in Cluainin Cronan in Clondalkin. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Were it not for the firefighters, gardaí, reporters and cameramen outside the small apartment block in the Kilcronan estate in Clondalkin, Co Dublin, (...)

Fred McBride: The chief executive of Tusla convened a group to “support”  implementation of  the  controversial policy in November 2014. Photograph: Eric Luke

Tusla’s policy on responding to child sex-abuse allegations, which says an alleged perpetrator must be told in all but exceptional circumstances, is n(...)

By a six to one majority, the Supreme Court dismissed Tusla’s appeal against an order directing the phased release of two children into their mother’s care

The Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal by Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, against an order directing the phased release of two children into th(...)

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