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Tusla Update on Services during COVID-19
Tuesday, 14th April 2020: As a critical service provider of essential frontline services for children and families, Tusla is focused on ensuring that essential services for children and families are maintained. The three main areas of focus during COVID-19 are: child protection and children in care, emergency out of hours’ services, and domestic, sexual and gender based violence services.

Tusla Statement on the Death of the Agency’s Founding Chairperson Norah Gibbons
Thursday 9th April 2020: Tusla wishes to offer its condolences to the family and friends of our founding Chairperson Norah Gibbons, who passed away yesterday. Norah was a tireless advocate for the rights of children, who inspired so many around her. Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this time.

Tusla Update on Services during COVID-19 Pandemi
​​​​​​​Monday 30th March 2020: Tusla – Child and Family Agency continues to provide key services across core areas that support children and families at risk during COVID-19.

Tusla Statement re COVID-19
Tuesday, 17th March 2020: As the State agency with responsibility for child protection and welfare, and a range of other services, Tusla, like all public service organisations is planning for, and responding to the challenges caused by COVID-19 and this evolving situation.

Data Protection Commissioner’s Annual Report 2019
Thursday, 20th February 2020: Tusla – Child and Family Agency acknowledges the publication today of the Data Protection Commissioner’s Annual Report.

Tusla statement on Child Abuse Substantiation Procedure (CASP)
Tuesday, 4th February 2020: “The Child Abuse Substantiation Procedure (CASP) is a revision of the 2014 Policy “Policy and Procedures for Responding to Allegations of Abuse and Neglect”. It is based on learning that indicated the need to further enhance consistency of practice across the Agency. In addition, changes were also required to incorporate new legal judgements in this complex area of law and practice.

Tusla Issues Update on the Early Years Sector
Wednesday 22nd January 2020: Tusla – Child and Family Agency today publishes an update on key areas of the Early Years Sector, in line with its commitment to greater communication with parents and providers in the sector. These updates relate to the re-registration of childcare providers and the removal of two services from the register.

NRP Publishes Reports on the deaths of three children
Friday, 6th December 2019: The National Review Panel (NRP), chaired by Dr Helen Buckley today publishes executive summary reports reviewing the deaths of three children and young people known to the child protection system.

Tusla Statement on Registration Requirements for Early Years’ Service Providers
Friday, 29th November 2019: Tusla – Child and Family Agency wishes to clarify the requirements on early years’ service providers in the run up to the upcoming registration deadline of 12th December. These statutory regulations have been in place since 2016, and it is Tusla’s job as regulator to implement these to ensure children are as safe as possible and providers are in compliance with the regulations. We have been working with and supporting providers over the past 18 months, and have actively been engaging with the sector around the upcoming deadlines.

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