ALARMING FINDINGS FROM CORK HIQA REPORT

Immediate Release: 25th March 2015  A report released by HIQA has identified serious child protection and welfare concerns in Cork. The report highlighted an alarming number of children with high level needs who were at risk and did not have an allocated social...

Ballydowd Special Care Unit

Release Date: 6th March 2012 Press release – Ballydowd Special Care Unit The HSE children and family service has responsibility for allocating and appropriately placing young people in secure care facilities.  Clearly in the case of this latest HIQA inspection report...

SPECIAL CARE UNIT IN CRISIS

Gleann Alainn, a special care unit in Cork, has yet again been found to be in a state of crisis following another inspection by HIQA. This special care unit was set up to keep a small group of highly vulnerable and at risk girls in a safe place with therapeutic input....

Briefing Document Aftercare

 Aftercare is a process of preparation and support for leaving care and moving to independent living for all those young people who are or have been in the care of the State. [1]    It is the provision of advice, guidance and assistance with regard to social and...
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