Recruiting Child Protection Social Workers

Since my first day in office I have been committed to implementing the recommendations of the Ryan Report, including the recruitment of an additional 60 social workers in the area of child protection. I have delivered on these extra posts already and now the HSE are currently recruiting 57 social workers to fill vacancies created by retirees and persons leaving the service. I am absolutely committed and determined to deliver improved child protection and family support services as part of the Governments ongoing ‘change agenda’

From Frances Fitzgerald, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs