Tusla – Child and Family Agency publishes Early Years Inspectorate Annual Report 2016
14th December 2017 - Tusla - Child and Family Agency today publishes the Annual Report 2016 of its Early Years Inspectorate. The Inspectorate carried out 2,008 inspections of Early Years Services in 2016, of which 36 were new services seeking to register under the 2016 Regulations. An analysis of 288 inspection reports shows that 78% of regulations were found to be compliant while 22% were deemed non-compliant, showing a clear improvement from 2015 compliance levels (6%).
Tusla acknowledges the publication of HIQA inspection reports re. two special care units
5th December 2017 - Tusla – Child and Family Agency acknowledges the publication today of the HIQA inspection reports in relation to two special care units. The reports highlight areas for improvement and Tusla is actively working to implement comprehensive action plans submitted to HIQA.
Family Resource Centres receive €2.1 million in additional funding
24 November 2017. Family Resource Centres around the country are receiving an additional €2.120 million in funding to fund small works and the upgrading of equipment. The 'one-off' funding is being provided through Tusla – Child and Family Agency.
HIQA foster care service follow-up inspection report for Cork
21st November 2017 - Tusla – Child and Family Agency acknowledges the publication today of the HIQA follow-up inspection report in relation to fostering services in Cork. The report highlights areas for improvement and Tusla is actively working to implement, as a priority, the comprehensive action plan that was submitted to HIQA following the initial inspection in February 2017
Cork school children awarded for unbroken school attendance
8th November 2017 - 81 students from 28 primary and secondary schools in Cork gathered in Cork City Hall today to receive awards from the Cork Lord Mayor for never missing a day in school for eight or more consecutive years.
Four separated children from Calais ‘Jungle’ Camp on way to Ireland
25th October 2017 - Four children who previously lived in the former refugee camp known as ‘the Jungle’ in Calais will arrive in Ireland in the coming days, bringing the total number of separated children from Calais in Ireland to 30.
Tusla to invest an additional €5m into its Family Resource Centre Programme
23rd October 2017 - Tusla – Child and Family Agency will be investing an additional €5.0m into its Family Resource Centre Programme between now and the end of 2018.
Tusla – Child and Family Agency Statement on Budget 2018 Allocation
10th October 2017 - Tusla – Child and Family Agency welcomes the announcement that the agency will receive an additional €40.6m in funding for 2018 from the Department of Children and Youth Affairs. This represents a significant increase on 2017 and brings the agency’s annual funding for 2018 to over €750 million*. The Budget 2018 allocation will enable Tusla to respond to increased demands on the agency, progress key service developments and expand the provision of community-based supports through Family Resource Centres (FRCs).
HIQA foster care service inspection report for Carlow, Kilkenny and South Tipperary
4th October 2017 - Tusla – Child and Family Agency acknowledges the publication today of the HIQA inspection report in relation to fostering services in Carlow, Kilkenny and South Tipperary