Gordon Jeyes

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Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald with Gordon Jeyes. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The opaqueness of childcare proceedings in the District Court which are bound, with very few exceptions, by the in camera rule has elicited a lot of p(...)

Speaking at University College Cork HSE national director of children and family services Gordon Jeyes said it was important people did not confuse high-profile cases with the HSE’s day-to-day work protecting children. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Social workers need to be careful not to become overly cautious about intervening in families to protect children in the wake of this week’s two cases(...)

Gordon Jeyes, chief executive designate of the new agency, who is on a salary of €184,000.

A key member of an agency which is due to take over responsibility for child and family services has stepped down a year after being hired. Annie Call(...)

Rath na nÓg high-support unit in Castleblayney, Co Monaghan.

Staff at a residential centre for troubled teens which is due to shut following a damning inspection report say they repeatedly and unsuccessfully rai(...)

Panels of child social workers are to be established across the State to provide maternity leave cover and reduce “serious” staff shortages in the sector.

Panels of child social workers are to be established across the State to provide maternity leave cover and reduce “serious” staff shortages in the sec(...)

HSE head of child and family services Gordon Jeyes: there has been “no shortage of advice” in the form of investigations over the years. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A total of 29 inquiries into the State’s handling of child abuse cases over the past two decades have resulted in some 550 separate recommendations, a(...)

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(...)

 Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald promised the necessary enabling legislation for the the Child and Family Support Agency would be published late last year but it never appeared. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

From the Kilkenny incest case in 1993 to last year’s report into the death of almost 200 children in care, successive scandals have demonstrated the f(...)

New figures show there are just 37 full-time inspectors responsible for monitoring care and education standards in more than 4,700 creches and prescho(...)

The man responsible for state supervision of early childhood services in Ireland wants to introduce a “ significant registration fee” for all private (...)

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