Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Children and Youth Affairs

Recruitment and Retention of Social Workers: Discussion (Resumed)

10:00 am

Dr. Carmel Halton:

Yes. We have research on issues around retention. Some internal research has been done in Tusla which is not available in the public domain as I understand it and our colleagues have undertaken research on the Tusla services and the retention of social workers there. The issues that come up are the ones we have already spoken about, namely, issues around support, supervision, continuing professional development and structures that actually embed within them the need for a responsive way of treating the challenges that people experience.