Tusla struggles to stem tide of staff departures
The state’s child and family agency has experienced a large increase in the number of social workers resigning their permanent jobs
The state’s child and family agency is now losing more social workers than it is recruiting, due to staff taking up other jobs elsewhere.
The role of a social worker with Tusla is extremely challenging, due to the need to deal with around 73,000 reports of suspected child abuse every year, with most of them relating to neglect, emotional abuse and physical abuse.
The agency employs around 1,600 social workers, but has experienced a large ...