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Hiqa report found high levels of risk-taking behaviour at children's home

A HIQA report has found incidents of smoking cannabis and high levels of absenteeism from a Tulsa run children's care centre in Mid-Leinster.

The unannounced follow-up inspection by the Health Information and Quality Authority was carried out in December.

Of nine areas inspected at the children's care home, only one was compliant and there were three major breaches of standards in the care of young people, safeguarding and child protection and management and staffing.

Inspectors found high levels of risk-taking behaviour with 302 incidents of young people absent from the centre without authority and a rising issue of smoking cannabis on a frequent basis.

Due to the findings, inspectors requested an urgent meeting with the regional manager.