Who will you meet?
Let's introduce the workers you might meet and how they can help.
I'm a Social Worker
I help young people and their families when things get tough at home. I will visit to chat to you, to make sure you’re ok and if needed, I’ll help with what needs to change.
I'm a Family Support Worker
I come to help parents in the home, to help with the cooking, caring for the children or just for a chat.
I'm a Social Care Worker
I will give you a private and safe space to talk and express your feelings with no judgement.
My social worker was really good to me, she was like my favourite auntie.
Lauren, age 18, Dublin
I'm a Fostering Social Worker
I find and support foster families who want to help by having young people stay in their house while the young person's parents get help.
I'm a Residential Care Worker
I work in a residential care home and I am one of the staff on the team who looks after the young people who live there.
I'm an Access Worker
I help young people in care spend time with their family.
Over time I just began to trust her more and more and telling her more and more, the more I told her the better I felt.
Derek, age 15, Wexford
I'm an Educational Welfare Officer
I support every young person in Ireland aged 6 to 16 to attend school.
I'm a Social Work Team Leader
I'm the Social Worker's boss. I attend the important meetings to hear how all the young people are getting on.
I'm a Principal Social Worker
I am the Team Leader's boss. I help run the social work department and make sure that every young person in Tusla is cared for in the best way possible.