Andrew Turnell, an Australian child-protection expert who has pioneered an approach to child protection known as Signs of Safety. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Ireland could have the “best child protection services in the developed world” within five years, according to an international expert. Dr Andrew Tur(...)

Fred McBride chief executive of Tusla says ‘blame’ discourse is affecting social workers.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A growing “blame” culture against Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, is affecting child-protection work, making it more difficult to retain staff and(...)