Question to the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs (Ms. Frances Fitzgerald, TD)
For WRITTEN ANSWER on 23/04/2013
To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of aftercare workers employed directly by the Health Service Executive. – Jerry Buttimer T.D.
The HSE has advised me that at their last audit in January 2013, there were 45 dedicated aftercare workers in the HSE. In addition, many social workers and social care workers in residential settings while not dedicated aftercare workers, provide aftercare on a continuing basis, as part of their workload.