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HSE action on childcare still not enough for real impact

The Irish Association of Social Workers has criticised the government claim that 200 social workers are enough to make a real difference. Susan Mitchell reports

17th July, 2010

The organisation that represents frontline social workers has disputed a government claim that the provision of 200 extra social workers will help the Health Service Executive to deliver a better system of childcare in the country.

‘‘It is a drop in the ocean,” said Ineke Durville, president of the Irish Association of Social Workers (IASW). ‘‘We need to double the number of social workers in the area of childcare and child protection to make a real...

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