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Tuesday, 26 September 2017

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"C" Programming Language Works
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Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Parental Alienation poisons Families
and can cause serious harm
to Children and Adults alike.

What children divorced parents want and most need is to maintain a healthy and strong relationship with both their parents. 
They don't want to be involved in the conflict. They feel that they have been the cause of the conflict.

Saturday, 9 September 2017

40% of Parents Learn
How To Use Technology
From Their Children

International Communication Association
Scientists have found that youth influence their parents in all technologies studied (computer, mobile Internet, social networking) up to 40 percent of the time. The children's scores were higher compared to parents, showing that parents don't necessarily recognize the influence. 

Just how are adults learning to use technology? Chances are if you are a parent, your child is teaching you. A recent paper published in the Journal of Communication found that between 30%-40% of parents were taught how to use the computer and the Internet from their children. Read full article


Monday, 28 August 2017

Report on
Use of Section 12 of Child Care Act
An Garda Síochána: Statements

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The following report is presented without comment any comment:

Seanad debates Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Katherine Zappone (Dublin South West, Independent)
Link to this: Individually | In context | Oireachtas source
I welcome the opportunity to discuss this important matter with Members of the Seanad and to set out the actions that are being taken. Following a recommendation by the Ombudsman for Children concerning the removal of two Roma children from their families, a report of the audit of the emergency removal of children from their families was commissioned by An Garda Síochána to review its handling of section 12 cases. While the report’s focus and recommendations are based on an examination of Garda records and are primarily directed at An Garda Síochána, Dr. Shannon also considers and makes recommendations regarding Tusla and the broader child protection system.
Before I address the report itself, it is important to have a clear understanding of when section 12 is invoked. An Garda Síochána has the power, under section 12 of the Child Care Act 1991, to remove a child urgently from a situation for his or her safety and welfare. This includes a power to enter any premises without a warrant under certain conditions and the child, once removed, is to be delivered to Tusla, the Child and Family Agency. Tusla social workers have no powers to enter a home or to remove a child from a dangerous situation in an emergency. Link to complete Seanad Debate

  • I wish to acknowledge my thanks for the use of The Oireachtas website in presenting the above Report/Debate.

Friday, 25 August 2017


Mr Fred McBride Chief Executive Tusla
Child and Family Agency

The legal context – management of allegations of abuse One of the most significant challenges facing Tusla on establishment was the management of allegations of abuse, particularly those when an adult comes forward with an allegation of abuse which happened to them as a child. The State has unequivocal duties to children who are not receiving adequate care and protection. These obligations arise from the Constitution and have been placed on a statutory footing in the form of the ‘Child Care Act 1991’. The Act provides a legislative framework for best promoting the welfare of children and confers both statutory powers and duties upon Tusla. However, there is no specific provision within the Act to conduct assessments of abuse perpetrated against children In the vacuum of a legislative provision, Tusla conducts its assessments in accordance with its policy, which is, in turn, informed and shaped by case law and best practice. Currently, on receipt of a referral or allegation of abuse, Tusla will assess the allegation in line with its policy and established procedures. In conducting such assessments, the sole objective of Tusla is to identify, and thereafter manage, any risk posed to children. The function of Tusla is not the detection and prosecution of a criminal offence, the administration of justice or a finding of innocence or guilt. These are matters reserved for An Garda Síochána, the Director of Public Prosecutions and the Courts of Criminal Justice. Go to:The Complete Report

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Making a Comment, Compliment or Complaint to TUSLA

A written complaint should include:

  • Who was involved?
  • What happened and when?
  • What are you concerned about?
  • Have you done anything else to resolve this matter?
  • What do you want to happen now?
It will also assist the complaints officer if any extra information and/or copies of other relevant documents are attached to your written complaint.