Tusla - Ireland's Child & Family Agency

What will happen if I report a concern to Tusla?

Tusla checks all reports and information on the day they are received and, if necessary, takes emergency action to protect the child.

The report will first be screened to identify the risk to, and concern for, a child and the best service to respond to the report. If necessary, an assessment will then be carried out to gather more information.

As a mandated person, you may be required to assist Tusla in our assessment of any concern you report. For example, you may be asked to give more information over the phone or in writing or to attend a meeting.

There are a number of possible outcomes following an assessment. For more information about how to report a concern to Tusla and what happens after you do so, see Tusla’s A Guide for the Reporting of Child Protection and Welfare Concerns

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