By COLIN BARTLEY CHILDCARE and early learning care services in Kilkenny may be shut down immediately if found to be in breach of license or critical concerns are raised about the centre. The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Katherine Zappone is looking to implement necessary changes in childcare services, in response to the shocking […]
TUSLA’S local child protection and welfare services failed to notify gardai in Kilkenny about every allegation of suspected abuse and neglect it received, a new report reveals. The revelation is contained in a report by the Health Information and Quality Authority that followed an “announced” inspection to the Carlow/Kilkenny/South Tipperary service area in January.
THE €1.8 million funding recently announced by Minister John Paul Phelan was welcome news – but unfortunately it doesn’t go far enough. On the face of it, a 5% increase in funding for Family Resources Centres (FRC’s) is good news, but it’s important to put it in context. There are 109 Family Resource Centres nationally […]