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.
Tusla acknowledges the publication today of the HIQA inspection report in the Midlands.
17th January 2018 - Tusla – Child and Family Agency acknowledges the publication today of the HIQA inspection report in relation to fostering services in the Midlands. The inspection report highlights that the area has made significant improvements with regard to child in care reviews, care planning and reviews of foster carers, in particular, since the previous inspection in 2016.
Tusla – Child and Family Agency welcomes the report published today by the Ombudsman for Children.
15th January 2017 - Tusla – Child and Family Agency welcomes the report published today by the Ombudsman for Children. Tusla fully accepts the recommendations in this report, many of these are currently being implemented.
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.