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Tusla recorded 10 per cent rise in child sexual abuse alerts in 2019

State child and family agency received 3,909 referrals of suspected child sexual abuse last year

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

31st May, 2020
Tusla has said that the rise in referrals in recent years is due to the introduction of mandatory child protection reporting

Tusla recorded a 10 per cent rise in alerts relating to the sexual abuse of children last year as the impact of mandatory reporting continues.

Since December 2017, teachers, gardaí, nurses and other professionals have been obliged to inform the state’s child and family agency of any “reasonable suspicions” they have of child abuse.

According to new figures from Tusla, it received 3,909 referrals of supected sexual abuse last year, which was...

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