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Statement on World Human Rights Day by IFSW Human Rights Commission

18 Dec 2017

From IFSW’s standpoint human rights stands at the heart of social work, and from its very beginnings social work has been …a human rights profession

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IASW IN THE NEWS Mixed response as mandatory reporting of child-abuse concerns begins

12 Dec 2017

Mandatory reporting of child-abuse concerns began yesterday, with children’s rights groups saying it would work, while others, including social workers, expressed misgivings.

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Children First legislation will put children at greater risk

11 Dec 2017

Promoting a reporting culture will reduce the ability of staff to follow up genuine cases

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Mandatory reporting of suspected child abuse becomes law

11 Dec 2017

The number of Tusla social workers is continuing to decline and there was a further 3% increase last summer in the backlog of high-priority child protection cases which had not been assigned to members of the profession.

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