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Tusla Statement on Early Years’ Services
Thursday, 1st August 2019: Tusla welcomed the opportunity at Joint Oireachtas Committee  yesterday to outline Tusla’s specific role as regulator of the early years’ sector, and of the important role both professionals, and all members of society, have in reporting concerns about  harm or potential harm (child protection concerns) about children to Tusla’s child protection services.

Tusla Statement on RTE Investigates ‘Crèches Behind Closed Doors’
Wednesday 24th July, 2019: RTE’s programme ‘Crèches behind Closed Doors’ (aired on Wednesday, 24th July) relating to standards of childcare in Hyde & Seek chain of crèches in Dublin contained distressing footage which will undoubtedly cause upset and anxiety for parents/ guardians and the general public.

Media Statement on the broadcast of a RTE programme relating to standards of childcare
Friday 19th July, 2019: Tusla - Child and Family Agency has been made aware that RTE plans to broadcast a programme relating to standards of childcare in a chain of Dublin creches.

The National Review Panel Publishes its Annual Report for 2018
Thursday, 4th July 2019: The National Review Panel (NRP), Chaired by Dr Helen Buckley today publishes its Annual Report for 2018. A total of 13 deaths of children and young people in care or known to the child protection system were notified in 2018. This figure represents a decrease of nine from 2017.

Board of Tusla Appoints New Chief Executive
Friday, 28th June 2019: The Chairperson of Tusla – Child and Family Agency, Pat Rabbitte has announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive.

Tusla to host first ever open day to recruit social workers on 14th June 2019
Thursday, 6th June, 2019: Tusla-Child and Family Agency is to host its first ever national recruitment open day, to hire additional social work staff, on Friday, June 14th.

Tusla Statement on the Publication of an NRP Report Relating to a Case in Galway
Tuesday, 28th May: Tusla recognises that the formal publication of the National Review Panel (NRP) report in relation to a case in Galway (2003 – 2011) has been agreed following consultation with the young people involved and is cognisant of the very sensitive nature of the report. Despite aspects of this report being leaked and put into the public domain last week, Tusla deemed it would be inappropriate to make a full statement until the full summary report was published today.

Statement on coverage of a National Review Panel report in relation to a case in Galway
Thursday, 23rd May: Tusla – Child and Family Agency notes the coverage of a National Review Panel report today in relation to a case in Galway. We accept the findings and recommendations made by the NRP and key learnings have been identified and are being addressed.

Tusla Launches National Child and Family Support Week 2019
13th May 2019:  Tusla - Child and Family Agency has today launched Tusla National Child and Family Support Week 2019 to promote awareness of the range of family support services that Tusla and its funded partners provide for parents, children, young people and communities right across Ireland as part of its Prevention, Partnership and Family Support (PPFS) programme

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