11 New Family Resource Centres Revealed As Funding Increases By 21%

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 […]

HIQA Foster Care Service Inspection Report For The Midlands

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 […]

Tulsa To Further Develop And Enhance Services At St’ Joseph’s School, Ferryhouse

Tusla – Child and Family Agency has agreed plans to develop services provided to young people in St Joseph’s School, Ferryhouse into a more current and suitable setting. These planned developments will ensure that the services provided in St Joseph’s are of a high quality and based on the identified needs of children and young people […]

Tusla And Epic Celebrate Achievements Of Children And Young People In Care

Tusla – Child and Family Agency and EPIC (Empowering People in Care) held a conference on Wednesday 1st November in Athlone to celebrate the achievements of children and young people in care in Ireland. Tusla and EPIC have collaborated to create 15 children’s fora for children in foster care and residential care. Fora are fun, […]

1,474 Children Taken Into Care In Just Three Years – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Katherine Zappone, to clarify if sufficient resources and adequately trained staff are available to cope with the hundreds of children being taken into state care each year under Emergency Care Orders. Deputy McGrath was speaking after a reply to Parliamentary Question […]

Tusla’s receipt of €3.7 Billion in non-state funding raises serious concerns – McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has said he is astonished to find that Tusla, The Child and Family Agency received €1,085 million from a single non-state funding source, Atlantic Philanthropies, in 2015 as well as being forecast to receive a further €2,634 million by the end of this year from the same organisation. Deputy McGrath was […]

Clogheen Pre-School threatened by Tusla funding cut – McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs James Reilly to directly intervene with Tusla, the Child and Family Agency in a bid to remove an immediate threat to the existence of Clogheen Community Pre-School. Deputy McGrath was speaking after the Childcare Supervisor at the Pre-School informed him that Tusla […]