I have been advised by TUSLA that at 30th April 2014 there were 65.45 whole time equivalent Principal Social Workers employed within local child protection and welfare services of which 100% are qualified social workers and 100% have applied for registration with CORU. Each local area maintains a register of all staff who have been registered including their registration number, the date of renewal and a copy of their completed Patient Safety Awareness Certificate.
There are a number of additional staff employed to work as Principal Social Workers within TUSLA across other services eg. Adoption, Crisis Intervention Service, Assessment Consultation & Therapy Service, etc. all of whom are qualified social workers and all of whom have applied for registration.
An updated response with detailed numbers regarding social work management is being collated and will be submitted to the Deputy by officials in my Department shortly.