Child Care Law

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A specialised family court system must be established as soon as possible, along with a range of reforms to proceedings in which children are taken into State care, the Child Care Law Reporting Project (CCLRP) has recommended. The CCLRP will today publish new analysis based on 403 cases heard at Dis

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Long-awaited reforms to the guardian ad litem (GAL) system will go ahead after ministers agreed to draft new legislation. The Child Care (Amendment) Bill 2021 will establish a new national guardian ad litem service within an executive office of the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integ

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Serious mental health issues among children, the care of unaccompanied minors and domestic violence all feature in the latest volume of reports from the Child Care Law Reporting Project (CCLRP). The CCLRP has today published 53 case reports from proceedings in courts around Ireland where application

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The special rapporteur on child protection has highlighted aspects of the Child Care Act 1991 which merit "substantial reform" in his annual report for 2019. The report, published today, is the first report submitted by child law expert Professor Conor O'Mahony since his appointment to the role last

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The Family Lawyers' Association of Ireland has established a working group of child care law practitioners to make recommendations for reform of the Child Care Act 1991. Solicitor Gareth Noble of KOD Lyons has been appointed to chair the group, and is joined by Sarah Fennell BL, Lewis Mooney BL and

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Proposals to reform the Child Care Act 1991 to reflect "changes in society and our understanding of children's rights" have gone out to consultation. In a consultation document published yesterday, the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) said it believes the 1991 Act "continues to serve

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The COVID-19 pandemic has created serious issues, particularly around access, in child care cases, the Child Care Law Reporting Project (CCLRP) has found. The project has published its latest volume of reports on child care cases heard during the COVID-19 crisis, some of them through remote hearings

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It would be "a tragedy" if proposals to scrap the Department of Children and Young People (DCYA) go ahead, former Supreme Court judge Catherine McGuinness has said. The accomplished Belfast-born barrister and judge, who retired from the Supreme Court in 2006, told RTÉ's Morning Ireland that s

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An interim care order for an unaccompanied child victim of trafficking has been granted in the first-ever remote hearing of a District Court case. The Child Care Law Reporting Project (CCLRP) attended the remote Dublin District Court hearing and has published a report of proceedings.

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The High Court's oversight of the treatment of teenagers needing specialised therapeutic intervention, and the disproportionate number of children from ethnic minority backgrounds coming before the child protection courts, are highlighted in the latest volume of reports from the Child Care Law Repor

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Plans to require childminders to register with Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, have gone out to public consultation. Children's Minister Dr Katherine Zappone yesterday launched the Draft Childminding Action Plan, which sets out proposals for improving access to high quality and affordable early

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Allegations of perjury during in camera hearings can be investigated by gardaí and prosecuted by them, the High Court has confirmed in a declaration with particular significance for family law and child care proceedings. Solicitor Clifford Sullivan of Co Wicklow firm LawPlus Solicitors told I

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A woman has been threatened with jail if she continues posting information about her son's child care proceedings on social media. Mr Justice Denis McDonald told the unnamed woman, whose son is in the care of Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, that she faces serious consequences if she continues to

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