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Tusla said it wished to reassure the public ‘where a child is at immediate risk, they receive an immediate and protective response’. Photograph: Alan Betson

Less than half of suspected child abuse cases in south Dublin that should be notified to gardaí by Tusla are being reported in a timely manner, the He(...)

In some cases social workers failed to notify gardaí of suspected abuse of children. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Serious failings within the child protection and welfare service operated by the Child and Family Agency Tusla in Dublin south central included failur(...)

ISPCC noted the inspections had uncovered ‘significant non-compliance’ in areas including safeguarding and the management of child protection concerns.  File photograph: Getty Images

Garda vetting is continually falling short of requirements in Irish foster homes, according to the Health Information and Quality Authority (Hiqa) fol(...)

“Sex offenders generally continue to abuse until they are caught.” Illustration: Dearbhla Kelly

Tusla, the child and family agency, has rejected claims that it did not properly investigate allegations of child sexual abuse passed to it by the cha(...)

Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, welcomed a Hiqa report on its services in the mid-west.

Major failings in standards for protecting children in foster care, including allegations of delays in reporting alleged abuse to gardaí, were discove(...)

Jim Gibson, chief operations officer of Tusla, at the Charleton tribunal in Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A senior Tusla executive has denied there was a cover-up after a false allegation of sexual abuse was placed in a file against Garda whistleblower Sgt(...)

The number of children who went missing last year was the highest it has been in recent years. Photograph: iStock

More than 170 children went missing from State care facilities last year, according to figures from the child and family agency, Tusla. Of the 179 ch(...)

An average of 21 vulnerable young people in contact with social services have died each year, according to an independent body tasked with reviewing critical incidents in the care system. Photograph: iStock

Almost 150 vulnerable young people who were in contact with social services have died since 2010, new figures show. The most common cause of death w(...)

The report cited an example of children who had to rely on black plastic bags to move their belongings or carers who refused to give children their belongings on leaving placement.

Children in State care in the Midlands are being placed with foster carers who are unapproved or who were refused permission to care for children in t(...)

A report by Health Information and Quality Authority has identified serious risks in the Midlands child protection and welfare services, which covers counties Laois, Offaly, Westmeath and Longford.

High priority child protection cases in the Midlands, that were not allocated to social workers, were known about “for years” by services, according t(...)

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