Tags: children

Sometimes State ‘care’ can be the most dangerous place for vulnerable children

It’s right to expose historic instances of abuse, but we can’t obsess about it at the expense of vulnerable children in need today writes Michael Kelly   It hasn’t been a great week for Minister Roderick O’Gorman’s Department for Integration. Although, in fairness, one could probably write that any given week over his turbulent tenure…

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Children in State care placed in ‘unregulated settings’ doubles

The number of unaccompanied minors in ‘Special Emergency Accommodation’ has more than doubled in the past four months, according to statistics released by Tusla to the Aontú leader Peadar Tóibín TD. Previous replies to parliamentary questions from the Meath West TD showed a steady increase in the number of unaccompanied children seeking international protection who are ending…

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