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More Than 550 Children In State Care Waiting For Social Worker To Be Assigned To Them

A further 700 people are waiting to be allocated one after suffering abuse in the past.

According to Tusla's latest figures, just over 5,000 children who are living in the community are awaiting to be allocated a social worker - 622 of whom are deemed 'high priority' cases.

Another 565 children who are currently in state care haven't been allocated one.

A further 689 people who suffered abuse in the past are waiting to be allocated a social worker.

The report shows that the Kildare/West Wicklow region is among ten other areas which reported a percentage equal to or higher than the national average of 49% for abuse. 

Tusla's stats show 881 people who suffered abuse in the past have been allocated a social worker.

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