Children, Young People, Emergency Removal, Police, Care, Protection, Welfare,
In 2017, the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs requested Tusla Child and Family Agency, to commission new research into the number of children who have been subject to a Section 12 and reflect the demographic profile by age and location.
The main objectives of the research were:
To identify the pathways for children who have been subject to Section 12 of the Child Care Act 1991 between 1 July 2016 and 30 June 2017
To explore the rationale and decision-making process of social workers in the aftermath of Section 12
To describe the characteristics of communications between Tusla and An Garda Síochána in relation to Section 12 notifications and follow-ups from the perspective of Tusla social work and Tusla management
To ascertain the role of the Out-of-Hours Service in Tuslas response to Section 12
To examine and determine the circumstances relating to children being removed more than once.