Minister Zappone will strengthen child protection and quality requirements for early years services Additional regulations to increase Tusla’s enforcement powers

Minister Zappone has written to the Chair of Tusla requesting that they outline the necessary changes to strengthen their enforcement powers.  Changes are required to speed up the process by the regulator of responding to unacceptable standards.

Minister Zappone response to RTÉ investigation into crèche failings – DCYA

Speaking in the wake of yesterday evening’s RTÉ Investigates programme Behind Closed Doors, Minister Zappone expressed her shock and anger at the mistreatment of children in the crèches investigated. Commenting on the undercover footage, Minister Zappone said, “I was appalled and horrified. I share parents’ distress at seeing young children being subjected to such abhorrent behaviour. I…