Sinéad Lay says the State offered no supports during the ‘exhausting’ process. Photograph: Alan Betson

Tusla, the child and family agency, has apologised over an “inexcusable” delay of more than five years in responding to a woman’s report of childhood (...)

Tusla often has difficulty hiring more social workers than the numbers that leave the State body or retire each year. File photograph: Alan Betson

Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, has said it will offer employment to all graduating social-work students this year, as part of an ongoing recruitm(...)

A mother is taking a legal case against Tusla over an incorrect reference in case records. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A mother, who Tusla incorrectly accused of “parental alcohol misuse” due to a copy and pasting error in its records, is taking a legal case against th(...)

The mother, who does not drink alcohol due to a medical condition, was a single parent in the home with her two children at the time. Photograph: iStock

Tusla, the child and family agency, incorrectly copy and pasted a reference expressing concerns around “parental alcohol misuse” into the file of a si(...)

Bernard Gloster, chief executive of Tusla, decided a deep-dive analysis was ‘not necessary’. Photograph: Tom Honan

Delays by Tusla reporting cases of suspected child abuse to the Garda in Co Kerry “may have thwarted a criminal investigation” into alleged abuse, an (...)

Dr Niall Muldoon, Ombudsman for Children. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A four-year-old boy was left in hospital for more than two years, despite being medically fit for discharge, due to failings by the HSE and Tusla, a r(...)

Tusla: issues uncovered in Kerry. Photograph: Alan Betson

Some 161 reports of alleged child abuse were left “unaddressed” in the Co Kerry area by Tusla, including a number of cases where children were at pote(...)

At this time, the issues potentially facing all families are the same, but the level it affects them depends on their circumstances

The metaphorical village it takes to raise a child has been boarded up during this phase of the Covid-19 pandemic. Those normal interactions with teac(...)

Norah Gibbons was driven by a “profound sense of social justice and empathy”, President Michael D Higgins said.

President Michael D Higgins has led tribute to children’s rights advocate Norah Gibbons, who has died. Ms Gibbons, who was a qualified social worker,(...)

The number of young people contacting Childline by phone increased by just under 9 per cent last week, and the number of children availing of Childline’s text support service increased by almost 20 per cent. File photograph: Getty Images

Childline has reported an increase in calls and texts from children and young people expressing anxiety around the coronavirus and family relationship(...)

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