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Tuesday 28 March 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Social Worker

All time
'Lily is 83. Her son has moved in - and he's taken control of her pension'
New research being launched today shows how vulnerable adults are falling through the cracks when it comes to safeguarding.
# to be forgotten
Man awarded €3,000 for being unfairly sacked after Garda vetting showing he had an assault conviction
The man lasted less than one month with his employer, a care home, after his vetting form showed he had multiple convictions.
# High Court
Boy accused of assisting in alleged rape of sister is placed in secure unit
The 15-year-old has a history of drug taking and alcohol abuse, the High Court has been told.
# vulnerable children
Foster carers 'felt disrespected' by social workers, report finds
In all, 300 social workers and foster carers responded to a joint consultation from Tusla and the Irish Foster Care Association.
# France
Non-renewal of a Muslim social worker's contract over headscarf issue ruled legal
France passed a law banning conspicuous religious symbols back in 2004.
The Greek people have said no – so what's next?
Yesterday’s result will have inspired millions across Europe that the forces of the 1% can be taken on.
# Child and Family Agency
Here's how many social worker vacancies there are nationwide
James Reilly shared the figures in the Dáil recently.
# Social Care
'Social workers can't do their jobs properly due to under resourcing'
Social work expert Maurice Fenton said that the relationship between children and carers is being sacrificed.
# homeless ireland
Homeless offenders: 'Yes, there are bad choices - but a lot have been victimised'
David Williamson is a probation officer in Dublin. He told us about his work with homeless offenders.
# Children in Care
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.
# Sexual Abuse
Litany of failures in how HSE dealt with child's abuse allegations
The Ombudsman for Children upheld a complaint from the family and found that the HSE’s actions had negatively affected the young girl.
# Reeva Steenkamp
Oscar Pistorius case: 'No hatred in our hearts' says Reeva Steenkamp's father
Barry Steenkamp said the Blade Runner may have ‘acted on instinct’
# Children's Rights
200 more child care workers to be employed by state
The state has recruited an extra 133 child care social workers so far.
# Ryan Report
Ireland needs more social workers
Key recommendations of the Ryan report are not being implemented because of a lack of care workers.