Bernard Gloster interview: Ireland now leader in foster care: Tusla chief

Bernard Gloster, Tusla’s chief executive, says the majority of children in care are being looked after by foster families rather than institutions – but knows plenty of challenges lie ahead after a tough couple of years for the child and family agency

17th January, 2021
Bernard Gloster interview: Ireland now leader in foster care: Tusla chief
Tusla chief executive Bernard Gloster describes himself as “impatient for change.”

Bernard Gloster describes himself as “impatient for change”. The chief executive of Tusla, the child and family agency, is someone who has risen up through the ranks of the public service, starting as a social care worker and serving in senior management roles in different parts of the health service.

“I’m impatient for change because I’ll only be here for a particular period of time. I’m here 15 months already. And whatever time...

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