CHILDREN’S MINISTER WELCOMES 24/7 DONEGAL SOCIAL WORK PROJECT TO PROTECT ABUSED CHILDREN

first_imgRound-the-clock social workers may soon be made available after preliminary findings of two pilot projects for out-of-hours social work which are currently underway in Donegal and Cork.Establishment of an out-of-hours social work service is a key recommendation on the Ryan Report, which revealed shocking evidence of child abuse and lack of child protection in the Catholic church.Minister for Children, Frances Fitzgerald, who personally took-over the chair of the Ryan Report Implementation Group and said today: “Recent reports have highlighted the need to establish an out-of-hours social work service. Families’ crises don’t take a break after 5pm or at weekends, neither should our social work services. “In line with the Programme for Government, I am committed to delivering on the establishment of an out-of-hours social work service. I welcome the progress being made with the two pilot projects in Cork and Donegal.”The commitment within the Ryan Report is to put in place a national out-of-hours crisis intervention social work service, built into the existing HSE out-of-hours service.The Donegal pilot is being conducted in conjunction with the NowDoc service to receive and respond to telephone referrals from the Donegal Gardaí Siochana using a Social Worker out-of-hours list.© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights Reserved The copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailyInsiders say the scheme has worked well.CHILDREN’S MINISTER WELCOMES 24/7 DONEGAL SOCIAL WORK PROJECT TO PROTECT ABUSED CHILDREN was last modified: November 15th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more