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Colm Keena - The Irish Times8 Apr 2019

According to this article from the Irish Times, "the standard of support being provided to hundreds of children in foster care who have moderate to severe disabilities continues to be a cause of concern, the Ombudsman for Children has said."

Elizabeth Kiely, Nicola O'Sullivan, Mary Tobin - Children and Youth Services Review7 Mar 2019

The paper presents findings from a study of centre-based supervised child-parent contact. The purpose of the research was twofold; to ascertain the views and experiences of birth fathers on all aspects of the supervised child-parent contact they experienced in a centre; to find out from centre supervisors their views of engaging fathers and supervising contact, and from key stakeholders and referral agents (a community project worker, a child protection social worker, Guardian ad Litems, a family law solicitor) their perceptions of the supervised contact provision in the centre.

Nicola Carr & Paula Mayock - The Irish Times4 Mar 2019

This opinion piece from the Irish Times explores the high rates of children and young people with care experience within the criminal justice system in Ireland, the factors that contribute to this overrepresentation, the policies (or lack thereof) addressing this issue, and the need for more information and data collection on outcomes for children and young people in care. 

Burns, Kenneth; O'Mahony, Conor; McAuley, Carley; Ó Súilleabháin, Fiachra; O'Callaghan, Elaine - University College Cork, Ireland1 Mar 2019

This tool provides practical suggestions and guidance to support your practice in communicating with children in court.

Eavan Brady, Robbie Gilligan, Siobhan Nic Fhlannchadha - Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies19 Feb 2019

This brief paper focuses on the question of how care-experienced young people in Ireland fare in accessing opportunities in higher education.

Robbie Gilligan - Children and Youth Services Review5 Feb 2019

This paper sets out to give a rounded view of the Irish foster care system as currently constituted.

Maria Lotty - Foster, Issue 71 Jan 2019

This article describes some of the research outcomes and the ongoing work of the research collaboration between University College Cork (UCC) and Tusla – Child and Family Agency which sought to make a contribution to fostering stability through applying the approach of traumainformed care.

Nicola Carr & Paula Mayock - Irish Penal Reform Trust1 Jan 2019

This report presents the findings arising from a small-scale exploratory study commissioned by Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) that aimed to explore the extent to which children with care experience are over-represented in the Irish youth justice system.

Tuuli Lamponen, Tarja Pösö, Kenneth Burns - Child & Family Social Work11 Dec 2018

This paper presents a qualitative analysis of front‐line practices regarding emergency removals in Finnish and Irish child protection.

MCGregor, Caroline, Devaney, Carmel and Moran, Lisa - Child care in practice29 Oct 2018

This paper is based on findings from an Irish study of permanence and stability outcomes for children in long-term care which involved biographical narrative interviews with 27 children, young people, parents and foster carers.