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Former social workers paid up to €300k as legal guardians

l Some top earners paid as ‘guardians at law’ were former HSE managers and social workers

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

1st March, 2015
The numbers

The child and family agency Tusla paid social workers previously employed by the Health Service Executive as much as €300,000 each last year. The fees were paid to what are known as guardians ad litem (guardians at law) who work as independent court-appointed officers for children likely to be placed in care.

A number of the top earners were previously employed as social workers for the HSE, while others held management positions with the executive....

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