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#Social Work

# social-work - Sunday 16 December, 2018

Opinion: The Irish state is a very bad parent - when its children turn 18 they often end up on the streets

Sometimes we talk about people ending up as statistics. But there are no statistics compiled for how many children raised in state care become homeless, writes Shane Dunphy.

# social-work - Friday 31 August, 2018

Tusla's new national database will keep records of children on file 'in perpetuity'

The only way files will be deleted will be in those where clear mistakes were made, such as those in the Maurice McCabe case.

# social-work - Sunday 13 August, 2017

Social work action 'unacceptably slow' in case of heroin user whose newborn died

The baby boy’s death was not reported to be connected to his mother’s drug use, but a report has criticised the seven-week delay in making contact with the woman.

# social-work - Thursday 29 June, 2017

'He pinned my arms down and he strangled me': Couple with challenged son call for more support

Edel Dooley and her husband Anton spoke this morning on RTÉ’s Today with Sean O’Rourke about their eight-year-old son Jacob.

# social-work - Wednesday 7 September, 2016

'My life is shattered': Social care workers speak out about vicious assaults

Workers say management ignores the impact attacks have on workers.

# social-work - Tuesday 23 August, 2016

More than 150 court summonses sent to parents about poor school attendance

Tusla’s annual report shows there were over 6,300 children in care in Ireland in 2015.

# social-work - Friday 19 June, 2015

Niece suspected as thousands disappear from pensioner's account

This is just one example of elder abuse in Ireland.

# social-work - Monday 8 June, 2015

Thousands of vulnerable children are still waiting for a social worker

The number of cases yet to be assigned to a social worker has reduced by just over 5% since the end of 2014.

# social-work - Thursday 30 April, 2015

Concern after hundreds of unidentified files on families discovered in office

A review is being carried out now in the Laois/Offaly area.

# social-work - Friday 9 January, 2015

'The impact on your sanity is incredible': One social worker per week resigning

Between 2010-2013, there was a staff turnover rate of 15%.

# social-work - Wednesday 31 December, 2014

Here's how many social worker vacancies there are nationwide

James Reilly shared the figures in the Dáil recently.

# social-work - Friday 21 November, 2014

More than 100 children in foster care have no social worker

One child had not been visited by a social worker in more than four years.

# social-work - Thursday 17 July, 2014

One-year-old died in tragic accident in her home, just months after being reunited with mother

Susan had spent some time in the care of the State before her death at the age of 15 months.

# social-work - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

91 children known to HSE died in four years - one quarter by suicide

More than three quarters of these children were living with their families at the time.

# social-work - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

Complaints to Children's Ombudsman have increased by 15% since 2010

One particular investigation showed that a child had been moved to 11 different residencies in 4 months.

Do sexual assault laws discriminate against people with disabilities?

Senator Katherine Zappone thinks they need to be updated and will present a Bill on the subject in the Seanad today.

# social-work - Thursday 27 March, 2014

# social-work - Thursday 30 January, 2014

'It's taking 12 weeks to fill a social worker post - that's too long'

Head of Child and Family Agency Gordon Jeyes says there are over 100 social worker vacancies, but not because people are not coming forward.

# social-work - Tuesday 2 July, 2013

Report criticises HSE response to child neglect cases

The review of almost 100 cases found the extent of neglect was poorly documented in many social workers’ initial reports.

# social-work - Monday 25 June, 2012

Column: Care system had been well funded - so why didn't it work?

The Report on Deaths of Children in Care revealed horrific failures, writes Fianna Fáil’s spokesperson on Children Charlie McConalogue, but will everything be fine once we pass the Children’s Rights referendum?

# social-work - Wednesday 19 October, 2011

Column: ‘My family couldn’t look after me’ – life inside a State home

Clíodhna has been in the State childcare system for most of her life. She tells TheJournal.ie about social workers, Christmas shopping, and why she has no regrets.

# social-work - Sunday 18 September, 2011

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The very best of the week’s writing from around the globe.