Child Protection Social Work Team

Tusla Child & Family Agency
Ely Hospital
Co. Wexford
Y35 HP78

The Child Protection Social Work Team has statutory responsibility for dealing with child welfare and protection concerns. This team comprises of 39 Social Work staff plus a Community Child Care Team of 12.

Duty Social Work Service

The Duty Social Work Service is available for members of the public who have a child welfare or protection concern which they want to report or discuss. The service operates Monday to Friday from 9am-5pm. Calls are taken by the Duty Social Worker who is part of the Intake and Assessment Team.

Areas Covered

Contact Phone Number

North Wexford (Gorey, Enniscorthy, Bunclody & surrounding areas)

053 9198201

South Wexford (Wexford, New Ross & surrounding areas)

053 9198201

Intake & Assessment Team

The Intake & Assessment Social Work Team receive referrals in relation to children and families from many sources such as doctors, nurses, schools, Gardai, family members or referrals from the public. The Intake & Assessment Team has a statutory obligation to establish if a child is at risk of harm; a child is having difficulties or if a family requires support. The team also has a duty to make the general public aware of the dangers to children from organisational/institutional abuse and to intervene where necessary to ensure the safety of children.

Contact Person Greg Mullan (Principal Social Worker, Welfare & Protection): 053 9123522 ext 228

Note: If a child is in immediate danger outside of office hours, please contact the Gardai.  See list of Garda Station contacts also in this section.

Target Age Group 0-18 years

Referrals Referrals accepted from all sources – doctors, nurses, medical staff, family members, members of the public (as per Child Care Act 1991 and Children First).


Opening Times

Monday to Friday 9am-5pm