No children waiting for foster care in Mid West

first_imgTUSLA – Child and Family Agency has acknowledged the publication this Wednesday of the HIQA inspection report in relation to fostering services in the Tusla Mid West area (Limerick, Clare and North Tipperary).The review covers an inspection of foster care services in April-May this year.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Commenting on the report’s release, Dr Aisling Gillen, Service Director for Tusla West, welcomed any scrutiny of their fostering services as “we strive to offer the best possible services to foster children and foster carers”.HIQA confirmed many positive aspects of the services Tusla provide in the Mid-West. The inspection report revealed that there were no children awaiting a foster care placement in the area and shows that 82 per cent of children had an allocated social worker. 94 per cent of children were visited by a social worker in line with regulations, and the majority of child-in-care reviews were up to date.Also commenting on the report, Dr Caroline Cullen, Tusla Area Manager for the Mid West, said they are wholly committed to making their fostering service even stronger.“There are some areas that we can improve on in the Mid West. To this end, we have commenced the implementation of the actions outlined in this report and will continue to do so over the next 12 months and beyond. We are pleased to note the positive elements of the report, and are addressing all of the issues which were identified by HIQA,” Dr Cullen explained.“Foster care is a central element of our child protection system. Tusla is working to enhance our foster care system across the Mid West to provide positive and safe environments for children and young people who can’t live at home, and to support families in the three counties who open their homes to vulnerable children. Tusla is subject to consistent oversight, and this supports us to ensure that our services provide good quality, timely and appropriate interventions for children and their families.”Separately, Tusla aims to increase the number of foster carers available in the State this year. They intend to commence a recruitment drive for additional foster carers in the coming months. Currently, across Ireland some 4,440 people open their homes and lives to approximately 5,530 foster children.   WhatsApp NewsCommunityNo children waiting for foster care in Mid WestBy Alan Jacques – August 8, 2019 630 Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleLimerick Rose is gearing up for Tralee festivalNext articleHelp our little hero plea Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Print Email Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat center_img Facebook Twitter Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Advertisement TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! TAGSCommunityfoster careLimerick City and CountyNewsTusla Limerick on Covid watch list Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon?last_img read more

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Purplebricks signals imminent move into Europe with extra £125m from German publisher

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Purplebricks signals imminent move into Europe with extra £125m from German publisher previous nextAgencies & PeoplePurplebricks signals imminent move into Europe with extra £125m from German publisherHuge investment by Europe’s largest publisher and portal owner Axel Springer is to help the hybrid agent move into new markets, expand faster in the US and upgrade its IT systems.Nigel Lewis26th March 201803,395 Views German publisher and property portal owner Axel Springer has invested £125 million in Purplebricks for 11.5% of its share capital, it has been announced, subject to a board meeting likely to rubber-stamp the deal next month.The surprise move by the €7 billion publisher of Europe’s largest tabloid newspaper Bild is to help fund a faster roll-out of the hybrid agency in the US, to prepare for entry into new markets and to improve its IT systems.Berlin-based Axel Springer’s investment, which echoes the Daily Mail’s involvement with Zoopla, is being led by its classified advertising chief Andreas Wiele, who joins the Purplebricks’ board as a non-exec director.But the investment also adds to Axel Springer’s existing property portal portfolio – it operates several leading European versions of Rightmove including SeLoger, Immowelt and Immoweb.European expansion?And like many UK publishers who have invested in digital media in the past, the move is designed to offset the huge migration by many agents from traditional publishing to online, and suggests an imminent move by the hybrid agent into European markets such as Germany and France.“Under the leadership of its founder Michael Bruce, Purplebricks has created a highly innovative digital real estate platform and has become the clear market leader in the UK in a short space of time,” says Andreas Wiele.“For Axel Springer, this minority stake offers the opportunity to participate in an innovative, fast growing business model in new markets.”The deal is being funded through a £100m purchase of new shares in Purplebricks, and the buy-up of existing shares from several of Purplebricks’ senior management team.“The strategic partnership with Axel Springer is ground breaking and will propel Purplebricks further towards our strategic goals and global ambition,” says Purplebricks’ CEO Michael Bruce.“We now have the platform, funding and, through Axel Springer’s experience, as well as the appointment of four new leading non-executive directors, the expertise to achieve our vision.”Read more about Purplebricks.Purplebricks Michael Bruce Andreas Wiele axel springer March 26, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

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