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50% of Children in Custody Have Been in Care

Why have so many people in prison spent time in care as children? Criminology Lecturer Claire Fitzpatrick writes that ‘the great majority of children in care do not commit criminal offences, yet there is a stubborn over-representation of care leavers in the criminal justice system. Less than 1% of the population have been in the care…

Aftercare

One of the key areas to allowing people in care equal opportunities and equal outcomes is an Aftercare Plan and it’s implementation. A common issue in Residential Childcare; this articles asks, Minister Katherine Zappone and TUSLA – Aftercare….do you care? https://my.uplift.ie/petitions/real-aftercare-for-real-people?bucket

Tusla Annual Report 2015

The Child and Family Agency (Tusla) recently published its annual report for 2015. The report contains key developments by the Agency.

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