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Investigation into Hyde and Seek creche raised “level of concern”


Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, has said that if it had immediate power to close a creche, then it would have closed the Hyde and Seek creche by now but also said that everyone has a responsibility to help in ensuring the safety of children.

According to RTE, Tusla representatives appeared before the Oireachtas Committee on Children, and said that the recent programme highlighting problems at the creche raised a “level of concern”. The issues shown in the investigation into the creche were also said to be “shocking, unacceptable and worrying.”

But it was also explained that it would not be a good idea if creches were immediately closed down when issues arose, unless there was a serious risk to the safety of a child. If a creche was found not to be keeping up with expected standards then training and support would be given to the creche workers in order to help them meet the standard of care.

It was also said that serious failures of care taking place in creches were unlikely to be seen during a normal inspection by child safety inspectors carrying out their work.

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