100 cases of child abuse in Mid West a month

first_imgTwitter No vaccines in Limerick yet Email Advertisement Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year by Bernie English [email protected] were almost 900 cases of child abuse reported to child protection services in the Mid West during the first nine months of last year, a massive increase from the previous year’s figures.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up And of the 868 reports submitted from Limerick, Clare and Tipperary, 491 so far have been deemed serious enough to warrant close investigation.According to the figures obtained from Tusla, the National Child and Family Agency, the number of reports in the Mid West for the entirety of 2013 were 696, far short of the first nine months figures for 2014.There are no figures available as yet for 2015 or the final quarter of 2014.Of the reports in 2013, 529 required further investigation or action from the social services, a stage process known as ‘initial assessment’.The reporting figures in the Mid West have been increasing steadily since 2011, when there were 420 reported cases of abuse or neglect and 2012, when 593 cases were reported.The allegations cover such issues as child neglect or abuse of a sexual, physical, or emotional nature.The process of initial assessment involves meeting the child, the child’s parents, and contacting relevant professionals. The process is aimed at determining if there is, in principal, a case to answer.The next step, if social and child protection workers are unhappy with the situation, is to carry out risk assessment may need to be carried out.After investigations, it may be determined that a child should be taken into care because he or she is at risk.Figures for the number of children taken into care as a result of complaints in the Mid West are currently not available.A spokesperson for Tusla said that the agency “responds to every child protection or welfare referral it receives”.Currently, more than 90 per cent of Irish children in care are in foster care. Linkedin More than €250,000 greenway funding for Limerick and East Clare First Irish death from Coronavirus TAGSchild abusefeaturedMid WestMidwestTusla center_img WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsBreaking news100 cases of child abuse in Mid West a monthBy Bernie English – March 19, 2015 1085 Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Facebook Previous articleLimerick Council response raises fury in GarryowenNext articleLimerick TD seeks public inquiry into republican abuse claims Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Printlast_img read more

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City Council Meeting – Monday, October 14, 2019

first_imgB.ADDITIONAL MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS I.INTRODUCTION III.REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS E.ORDINANCE F-2019-20 Amended An Ordinance of the Common Council of the City of Evansville Authorizing Transfers of Appropriations, Additional Appropriations and Repeal and Re-Appropriation of Funds for Various City Funds Sponsor(s): Weaver Discussion Led By: Finance Chair Weaver Discussion Date: 10/14/2019 V.CONSENT AGENDA:  FIRST READING OF ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS F-2019-18 Amended Attachment: C.ORDINANCE F-2019-17 Amended An Ordinance of the Common Council of the City of Evansville, Indiana Appropriating Monies for the Purpose of Defraying the Expenditures of Evansville-Vanderburgh Levee Authority District for the Fiscal Year Beginning January 1, 2020 Sponsor(s): Weaver Discussion Led By: Finance Chair Weaver Discussion Date: 10/14/2019 IV.SPECIAL ORDERS OF THE DAY D.ORDINANCE R-2019-26 An Ordinance to Rezone Certain Real Estate in the City of Evansville, State of Indiana, More Commonly Known as 257 259 E Mulberry Street Petitioner: Sarah Schuler Owner: Albion Fellows Bacon Center Requested Change: C1 & R2 to C1 Ward: 4 Weaver Representative: Sarah Schuler, VPS Architecture VI.REGULAR AGENDA:  SECOND READING OF ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS B.ORDINANCE F-2019-22 An Ordinance of the Common Council of the City of Evansville Authorizing Re-Appropriations within the Department of Metropolitan Development Sponsor(s): Weaver Discussion Led By: Finance Chair Weaver Discussion Date: 10/28/2019 C.ORDINANCE R-2019-25 An Ordinance to Rezone Certain Real Estate in the City of Evansville, State of Indiana, More Commonly Known as 210 Waggoner Avenue Petitioner: Habitat for Humanity of Evansville, Inc. Owner: Habitat for Humanity of Evansville, Inc. Requested Change: C4 to R2 Ward: 5 Elpers Representative: Beth Folz, Habitat for Humanity of Evansville, Inc. F-2019-17 Amended Attachment: E.ORDINANCE R-2019-27 An Ordinance to Rezone Certain Real Estate in the City of Evansville, State of Indiana, More Commonly Known as 1807 & 1809 Stringtown Rd Petitioner:Jason Paul Owner:Jason Paul Requested Change: C4 to R2 Ward:3Melcher Representative:Jason Paul A.ORDINANCE G-2019-13 An Ordinance Amending Chapter 5.40 (Taxicabs) of the Evansville Municipal Code Sponsor(s): Melcher Discussion Led By: ASD Chair Mosby Discussion Date: 10/28/2019 Notify: Josh Claybourn, Jackson Kelly II.APPROVAL OF MEETING MEMORANDUM A.RESOLUTION C-2019-19 A Resolution Encouraging Changes to the 2020 Budget for Fire Station Maintenance Sponsor(s): Mosby Discussion Led By: Councilman Weaver Discussion Date: 10/14/2019 Memo Attachment: B.ORDINANCE F-2019-16 Amended An Ordinance of the Common Council of the City of Evansville, Indiana Appropriating Monies for the Purpose of Defraying the Expenditures of Departments of the City Government for the Fiscal Year Beginning January 1, 2020 Sponsor(s):Weaver Discussion Led By: Finance Chair Weaver Discussion Date:10/14/2019 Notify:Russ Lloyd, Jr., Controller X.ADJOURNMENT VIII.MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESScenter_img IX.COMMITTEE REPORTS F-2019-22 Attachment: F-2019-16 Amended Attachment: R-2019-25 Attachment: C-2019-19 Attachment: A.ORDINANCE G-2019-12 An Ordinance Fixing the Salaries of Every Appointive Officer, Employee, Deputy, Assistant, Departmental and Institutional Head of the City of Evansville and the Evansville-Vanderburgh County Levee Authority for the Year 2020 and Establishing Salary Administration Procedures Sponsor(s): Weaver Discussion Led By: Finance Chair Weaver Discussion Date: 10/14/2019 F.ORDINANCE F-2019-21 An Ordinance of the Common Council of the City of Evansville Authorizing Appropriations and Repeal and Appropriations of Funds Within the Department of Metropolitan Development Sponsor(s): Weaver Discussion Led By: Finance Chair Weaver Discussion Date: 10/14/2019 Notify: Kelley Coures, DMD R-2019-27 Attachment: Agenda Attachment: F-2019-20 Amended Attachment: R-2019-26 Attachment: F-2019-21 Attachment: VII.RESOLUTION DOCKET G-2019-12 Attachment: A.THE NEXT MEETING of the Common Council is Monday, October 28, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. City Council Meeting OCTOBER 14, 20191 NW ML KING JR. BLVD – ROOM 3015:30 P.M.AGENDA G-2019-13 Attachment: D.ORDINANCE F-2019-18 Amended An Ordinance of the Common Council of the City of Evansville Approving and Adopting the 2020 Budget for the Port Authority of Evansville Sponsor(s): Weaver Discussion Led By: Finance Chair Weaver Discussion Date: 10/14/2019 FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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