Report reveals social work teams refusing to care for non-Irish children

Social work teams are refusing to accept responsibility for the care of non-Irish children in the asylum system, according to a new high level report.

15th September, 2012

Social work teams are refusing to accept responsibility for the care of non-Irish children in the asylum system, according to a new high level report.

The Health Service Executive (HSE) has confirmed that social workers at some local health offices are refusing to accept the transfer of so-called 'separated' children into their care, claiming their staff lack specific training and preparation to deal with the predominantly African children.

Evidence has also emerged that social work...

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