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Social Workers recruitment 'a problem'

Health Minister Eddie Teare says he’s hopeful the issue of unqualified social workers looking after vulnerable children can soon be resolved.

Earlier this week, Rushen MHK Quintin Gill pointed out a large number of youngsters on the Child Protection Register are having their cases dealt with by unqualified staff.

Mr Teare says the department is aware of the problem, which is down to difficulties recruiting professionals from off-Island.

He says the lack of training courses on the Island means staff have to be sought elsewhere and it’s no easy task (audio file attached):

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