Media statement on HIQA’s investigation into the management of allegations of child sexual abuse
19th June 2018: Tusla – Child and Family Agency notes the publication of, and accepts the findings and recommendations in HIQA’s ‘Investigation into the management of allegations of child sexual abuse (CSA) against adults of concern by the Child and Family Agency (Tusla), upon the direction of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs (the investigation)’.
Media Statement re St Patrick’s Guild adoption records
29 May 2018: Tusla – Child and Family Agency has identified at least 126 instances of incorrect registrations of birth in the records of St Patrick’s Guild. The registrations in question relate to births between 1946 and 1969 and were discovered as a result of Tusla proactively undertaking significant work to scan St Patrick’s Guild records and identify instances of incorrect registrations.
Tusla media statement re publication of HIQA foster care service inspection reports
5 April 2018: Tusla – Child and Family Agency acknowledges the publication today of three HIQA inspection reports in relation to foster care services.
Ambitious Corporate Plan for 2018 – 2020 Launched by Tusla
28th March 2018 - Tusla – Child and Family Agency today publishes its new Corporate Plan 2018 – 2020, and Business Plan for 2018 which will set out the key priorities for the Agency over the next three years, alongside a renewed vision and mission which will guide the Agency as it engages with children, families and communities. The significant work programme outlined in this plan is based on reducing preventable risks to children.
11 new Family Resource Centres revealed as funding increases by 21%
12 March 2018. The number of Family Resource Centres in Ireland is set to grow from 109 to 120, with the addition of 11 new centres this year. Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone, and Tusla’s Chief Operations Officer, Jim Gibson, today announced the locations of 11 new centres during a visit to the Hill Street Family Resource Centre in Dublin’s north inner city.
Tusla acknowledges publication of the HIQA report for the Carlow, Kilkenny, South Tipperary area
26th February 2018 - Tusla – Child and Family Agency acknowledges the publication today of the HIQA child protection and welfare inspection report for the Carlow, Kilkenny, South Tipperary area.
Publication of Audit of Religious Orders, Congregations and Missionary Societies Volume II
20th February 2018 - Tusla – Child and Family Agency today publishes the ‘Audit of Religious Orders, Congregations and Missionary Societies Safeguarding Arrangements and Management of Allegations of Child Sexual Abuse - Volume II’
Tusla launches new Child Safeguarding Statement
12 February 2018. Tusla – Child and Family Agency today launched its Child Safeguarding Statement, a new requirement for organisations working with children and families under the Children First Act 2015 which was commenced by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone, in December. The Statement sets out how Tusla protects children who engage with its services and it will be displayed publicly in every Tusla building and office around the country for children, families and members of the public.
43 organisations apply to become Family Resource Centres
29 January 2018. 43 organisations in 19 counties have applied to be recognised as Family Resource Centres as part of Tusla – Child and Family Agency’s Family Resource Centre Programme. There are currently 109 Family Resource Centres around the country, offering a range of services and supports to local communities.