Tusla launches Children First information booklets and e-learning programme
2nd October 2017 - Tusla – Child and Family Agency today launched a suite of Children First information booklets and an accompanying e-learning programme. The booklets support the forthcoming introduction of the revised Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children and commencement of remaining provisions of the Children First Act 2015.
Tusla – Child and Family Agency publishes Annual Report for 2016
27th September 2017 - Tusla – Child and Family Agency today publishes its Annual Report for 2016. The report outlines Tusla’s activities in its third year of operation during which the agency recieved 47,399 referrals to child protection and welfare services (an increase of 9%).
Tusla statement on publication of HIQA inspection reports
27th July 2017 - Tusla – Child and Family Agency notes the publication today of two HIQA inspection reports in relation to fostering services in the Dublin North and Sligo / Leitrim / West Cavan areas.
Tusla statement on ‘Taking Stock - an investigation by the Ombudsman into complaint handling ......
18th July 2017 - External oversight and assessments such as the Ombudsman’s investigation into complaint handling ‘Taking Stock’, coupled with the experiences of those that use or services provide us with valuable feedback and assists us to continuously develop and enhance our services.
Tusla and the IFCA launch findings of a joint consultation with social workers and foster carers
14th July 2017 - Tusla – Child and Family Agency and the Irish Foster Care Association (IFCA), the representative body for foster care in Ireland, today launched the findings of a joint consultation with foster carers and social workers across the country.
Tusla launches progressive national charters for children and young people
28th June 2017 - Tusla – Child and Family Agency today launched National Children and Young people’s Charters. Tusla worked with Dr Carmel Corrigan, and a group of children and young people to develop charters that reflect the views and preferences of children and young people. These groups were consulted on content, design and layout of the charters.
Tusla statement on HIQA inspection reports in relation to fostering services
12th June 2017 - Tusla statement on HIQA inspection reports in relation to fostering services in the Dublin South East / Wicklow and Louth / Meath areas
Tusla statement following ‘RTÉ Investigates - Chaos In Care | Claire Byrne Live’
30th May 2017 - Tusla is very concerned that following the publication of the report by Dr Shannon yesterday and an RTE Investigates programme broadcast last night that members of the public may be worried about the Agency’s practices and procedures.
Tusla launches new Child Protection and Welfare Strategy
22nd May 2017 - Tusla – Child and Family Agency today launched its new Child Protection and Welfare Strategy for 2017-2022. The Strategy is a central part of Tusla’s on-going programme of transformation and includes a new national approach to practice, the Signs of Safety, which will ensure that all staff will engage with children and families using one consistent approach.