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#Social Workers

# social-workers - Tuesday 25 December, 2018

The Sick and Indigent Roomkeepers Society: Dublin's oldest charity and its plan to make it to 2040

The former headquarters is a landmark in Dublin City Centre.

# social-workers - 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-workers - Thursday 29 March, 2018

Social workers have to develop skills to deal with allegations of historical abuse 'on the hoof'

The CEO of Tusla has said this area is “one of the most challenging” aspects of the agency’s work.

# social-workers - 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-workers - Saturday 12 August, 2017

'I understand why a lot of people leave': Being a social worker in Ireland

A social worker speaks to TheJournal.ie about the stresses and strains of working a very difficult, challenging job.

# social-workers - Sunday 2 April, 2017

The challenges of integrating migrant children in Ireland's care

There are many challenges around mental health and cultural identity in particular.

# social-workers - 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-workers - Tuesday 2 August, 2016

Care order extended for child whose mother tested positive for cocaine, cannabis and sedatives

The court was told the mother had been going to rehab but had fallen back in with drug use.

# social-workers - Saturday 18 June, 2016

"Social workers have learned to simply ignore the attacks": In defence of social workers

Social work student Diarmaid Twomey looks at the negative publicity surrounding social workers

# social-workers - Friday 15 April, 2016

A social worker's perspective: We need to rethink the way we help vulnerable children

Behind most of the damage done to children are stories of poverty and inequality, writes Donal O’Malley.

# social-workers - Monday 8 June, 2015

'Unnerving' proposal could see sexual abuse victims be questioned by alleged abusers

Social workers say they feel “ethically compromised” by the suggestion.

# social-workers - Tuesday 24 March, 2015

Children put at 'significant risk' in Cork by State services

Some children had been waiting four years for a social worker.

# social-workers - 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-workers - Wednesday 31 December, 2014

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Here's how many social worker vacancies there are nationwide

James Reilly shared the figures in the Dáil recently.

# social-workers - 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-workers - Saturday 25 October, 2014

How many children were sent to detention schools this year?

There are three such institutions in Ireland, all based in Dublin.

# social-workers - Sunday 22 June, 2014

Children in State care being 'placed in danger of abuse and exploitation'

There are concerns about the lack of supports for both children in care and those who have left State care on turning 18.

# social-workers - 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.

# social-workers - Sunday 9 March, 2014

Student social workers slam proposed graduate scheme as 'complete exploitation'

The Child and Family Agency said the proposal is at an early stage but it has made initial contact with unions to start developing the details.

# social-workers - 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-workers - Thursday 25 July, 2013

Reports: Good quality foster care, but some unapproved carers

HIQA said it was concerned about the lack of urgency given to some investigations by the HSE of allegations made against foster carers.

# social-workers - 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-workers - Friday 13 April, 2012

Homeless children should be accommodated outside Dublin city centre, says Ombudsman

The use of garda stations as the access point for homelessness services should also be reconsidered, according to a new report by Emily Logan.

# social-workers - 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-workers - Friday 5 August, 2011

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things to know this morning…

# social-workers - Tuesday 19 July, 2011

'Real progress' being made on Ryan Report recommendations

The Minister for Children has published a second progress report on the recommendations arising out of the Ryan Report.

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