HIQA has slammed foster care in north Dublin for failing half of its standards.
Foster services in Dublin North fell short in four out of eight standards, with major non compliance in three areas.
Health watchdog HIQA says the Garda vetting of foster carers had not been updated and there were issues with safeguarding visits. There were also significant delays in approving relatives as carers.
Child and family agency Tusla says they should be cleared by September. The agency also says its updating its Garda vetting of individuals and a schedule's been put in place to review all carers in the region who haven't had one in three years.