Fred Mcbride

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New Tusla chief executive   Bernard Gloster: “I am very conscious that in the case of Tusla we intervene in the lives of people often in an unwelcome way.”  Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

It is time Tusla and middle Ireland had a discussion about what can “reasonably be expected” from Tusla, the child and family agency’s new chief execu(...)

Fred McBride, former chief executive of Tusla, raised concerns about staffing issues at private residential care centres. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Serious concerns were raised around the “viability” of continuing to place vulnerable children in private residential centres by the then chief execut(...)

Fred McBride is to step down as the head of Tusla. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The head of the Child and Family Agency, Tusla, Fred McBride, is to step down next month, it has been announced. The agency’s board told staff on Th(...)

The Bogden family from Romania pictured in Focus Ireland’s coffee shop where an evening homless service for families is situated. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times.

The number of emergency rooms that had to be booked for homeless families who by late evening have nowhere to sleep has almost doubled since the start(...)

Fred McBride, chief executive of Tusla, describes child protection as the “hardest shift” in social work and has called for higher pay for Tusla’s social workers. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Earlier this month Tusla’s chief executive, Fred McBride, wrote to his 1,500 social workers warning of a coming “storm” – a report from the Health Inf(...)

Fred McBride said that although Tusla was up and running for four years, it had spent the first half trying to keep services going and the other half attempting to resolve problems. Photograph:  Tom Honan

State child protection agency Tusla spent two years trying to wrestle control from a “too bureaucratic” Health Service Executive so it can hire its ow(...)

 Minister for Children Katherine Zappone  said the report made for “difficult reading”.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Systems failures within the State’s child protection agency is leading to the mishandling of child sex abuse allegations and leaving vulnerable childr(...)

Tusla chief executive Fred McBride says the organisation does not provide a consistent service to vulnerable children. Photograph:  Tom Honan

Tusla does not provide a consistent service to vulnerable children and does not always learn from its mistakes, its chief executive has admitted. How(...)

The public don’t fully understand the work that Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, do and can have an “unrealistic” view of what is achievable. Chi(...)

There were 6,300 children in the care of the State as of March 2017, 92 per cent of whom were placed with 4,500 approved foster carers around the country. File photograph: Getty Images

Gardaí and social workers should be placed in specialist child protection units and gaps in provision of out-of-hours emergency services should be rem(...)

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