The latest report by the Child Care Law Reporting Project also documents a number of cases of good outcomes for both young people in care and their parents where support was provided.

A case of a young girl who ate baby formula from a tin because there was nothing else in the house, was among those detailed in a report of 37 cases (...)

Data protection commissioner Helen Dixon says there has been inadequate explanation of why the data is needed

What is the primary online database (Pod)? The Department of Education wants to collect a full profile of all children in education and store t(...)

Gordon Jeyes, chief executive of Tusla, the Child and Family Agency. Photograph: Alan Betson

Standing in the gym of Dunblane Primary School on March 13th, 1996, where a lone gunman had opened fire on a class of five- and six-year-old children,(...)

Children must be protected. And now we have moved from a ritual dance of shock and dismay to concerted action. Photograph: Eric Luke

Since 1980, we have had 29 major inquiries and reviews on child protection failings in Ireland. Each was motivated by the desire to get to the wider t(...)

Child protection disparity

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Frances Fitzgerald spoke of child protection failures under the HSE as “including inconsistency and fragmentat(...)

Maeve Lewis Executive Director of One In Four:   ’no one wants the alleged offender to be denied a fair trial but it (criminal justice system) is stacked against the victim.’  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The criminal justice system has been criticised for “retriggering” the trauma of child sex abuse suffered by survivors who pursue actions in the co(...)

Frances Fitzgerald

Child and family services could face financial penalties for failing to meet new performance targets, Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald has war(...)

Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald said it appeared many families were not accessing the supports they were entitled to. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Almost 40 per cent of families living at risk of poverty receive no financial support from the Department of Social Protection other than child benefi(...)

Dr Margret Fine-Davis of TCD: “Men are not seeing what women are seeing and feeling.” Photograph: Eric Luke/Irish Times

If behind every great man there’s a great woman, a cliché with origins that go back a century, who is behind every great woman? Well, he may be a misu(...)

Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald will appear before the Oireachtas committee this evening to discuss concerns over standards in creches. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Parents will be able to read inspection reports for creches online by July 1st and from September childcare providers will have to register before set(...)

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