Launch For New Child Protection Guidelines Tallaght

Tusla Launch Tallaght

Minister Katherine Zappone and Minister of State Catherine Byrne at the launch in the Plaza Hotel, Tallaght of a new training guide for over 2,000 social and care  workers from Tusla the child and family agency and the HSE to help them  spot children suffering from Hidden Harm. It is thought up to 600,000 children nationally are being harmed by the actions of addicted parents. Minister Zappone said “Care and social workers are in the front-line in supporting and protecting our children in local communities. It is important that they have access to proper training. This first ever collaboration between Tusla and the HSE is to be welcomed. It will not only ensure our committed care and social workers have access to top class resources, it will also keep children from danger.”

Sarah Brooks

Sarah Brooks

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