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Ciarán D'Arcy - The Irish Times9 Nov 2017

This article from the Irish Times refers to a recent report from the Irish legislature (Oireachtas) which calls on the police (Gardaí) and social workers to form specialist child protection units to address gaps in services for out-of-hours social work services, and cites other recommendations from the Report on the Provision of Foster Care Services in Ireland.

Dan Barry - New York Times28 Oct 2017

This article, with accompanying short video documentary, from the New York Times tells an in-depth and harrowing story of an amateur historian, Catherine Corless, seeking to learn about the history of a "mother and baby home" run by Bon Secours nuns in the town of Tuam, Ireland, and the story of mistreatment, poor conditions, trafficking, and unmarked graves she uncovered. 

Health Information and Standards Directorate 1 Sep 2017

Ireland's Health Information and Standards Directorate has launched a public consultation on the Draft National Standards on Children's Residential Care. Once finalized, the Standards will provide a framework for the ongoing development of child-centred and effective services for children living in residential care centres. This document contains the preceding Draft Standards, eligible for feedback through 02 November 2017. 

Tim O'Brien - The Irish Times12 Jul 2017

Improvements to Ireland's Child and Family Agency Tusla’s foster care system - including proper checks, increased social workers and staff, and out-of-hours telephone and emergency support - will be implemented later this year. 

Cliodhna Russell - TheJournal.ie7 Jul 2017

A nine-year-old boy was returned to residential care after his foster family did not receive the additional psychological supports requested, revealing strain on social workers and lack of support

Kitty Holland - The Irish Times26 Jun 2017

Ireland child protection services takes on a 'paradigm shift' to working with children and families, predicting fewer children in the care system, empowered parents, and safer children. 

Suas2 May 2017

Suas is seeking a CEO to work with the Board and Management Team of Suas to implement the strategic goals and objectives of the organis

Stephen McNeice - Newstalk.com18 Apr 2017

Newstalk reports Tusla’s Dublin South Central foster care service failed to meet all HIQA standards.

Lisa Moran, Caroline McGregor and Carmel Devaney - UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, NUI Galway1 Apr 2017

This document includes the appendices for the Outcomes for Permanence and Stability for Children in Long-term Care study, which privides a complete picture of the study's research methods and quantitative data collected. 

AFP - Yahoo News20 Jan 2017

Four-year inquiry found widespread abuse in Northern Ireland child care homes.

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