The Chairman of the Aras Attracta Review Group has said social care workers should go to the gardaí if they are seriously assaulted, "irrespective of what their managers or employers may say".
Mon, 07 Oct, 2019
The organisation which represents 1,300 social workers has told the Oireachtas its members often enter where others fear to tread - but the delayed release of inspection reports "rains further blows on perhaps already demoralised staff".
Wed, 27 Mar, 2019
Irish social workers must "stop immediately" the practice of acting in conjunction with their UK counterparts in seeking the return to Britain of children at the centre of care proceedings without the parents' knowledge of that application, the Court of Appeal has said.
Thu, 17 May, 2018
I am a graduate of a social care course and I was hoping, like so many others in my class, to go on to social work postgraduate studies – only to find that there is no part-time postgraduate course in this country.
Tue, 09 Jun, 2015
A draft document from Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, outlining new Policy and Procedures for Responding to Allegations of Child Abuse and Neglect, has social workers up in arms, not least because of a proviso that could see abusers cross-examine their victims.
Mon, 08 Jun, 2015