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Patrick Costello -,

"There has been slow but consistent growth in private foster care placements [in Ireland] and an increase in the number of companies in this market," writes Patrick Costello in this opinion piece for "While these companies plug a gap in services, a gap that can leave children at risk, ultimately they lead to negative outcomes across the system," Costello argues.

Olivia Kelly - The Irish Times,

A new Tusla-commissioned report reveals that "almost one-quarter of youths in care, or known to child protection services, who died over the last decade died as a result of suicide," according to this article from the Irish Times.

Shane Phelan -,

This article describes some of the findings from a new report on childcare law matters in Ireland, which has revealed many of the impacts of COVID-19 lockdown on families of children in state care.

The Irish Times,

"The Covid-19 pandemic and the resulting restrictions have had a particularly heavy impact on vulnerable and marginalised children, none more so than those who require the protection of the State through the child care courts," says the Irish Times in this opinion piece.

Aine Kenny - Irish Examiner,

"Concerns have been raised about how children in the Irish care system are coping during the coronavirus pandemic," says this article from the Irish Examiner.

Kieran Walsh,

This book examines how child protection law has been shaped by the transition to late modernity and how it copes with the ever-changing concept of risk.

Conor Gallagher - The Irish Times,

crisis, including visits by most family members," says this article from the Irish Times.

Mary Carolan - The Irish Times,

"The coronavirus crisis is compounding the challenges for vulnerable and at-risk young people in special care, their families and care staff dealing with them, the High Court has heard," says this article from the Irish Times.

Rebecca Jackson, Bernadine Brady, Cormac Forkan, Edel Tierney, Danielle Kennan - Children and Youth Services Review,

This paper from the Children and Youth Services Review reflects on the collective participation of young people in care in a rights-based initiative intended to facilitate input into service and policy development in Ireland.

Grace Sheridan & Alan Carr - Child Abuse & Neglect,

The purpose of this study was to examine the lived experiences of posttraumatic growth (PTG) in adult survivors of institutional childhood abuse in Ireland.