Tuesday 6 December 2016

Social workers do their best for children

Published 23/02/2012 | 05:00

THIS week the 'Daily Telegraph' ran a story with the headline 'Irish social workers are horrified by their ruthless English counterparts'. In it, we're told how a far more humane approach to issues, including child protection and the aim of keeping families together, exists in Ireland.

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It gives examples of British families who have fled across the Irish Sea in their bid to escape social workers in England.

While the approach of Irish social workers may differ from those in England, it seems simplistic to categorise the latter as "ruthless".

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