Following warnings that Probation Officers in Northern Ireland are under an increased threat from dissident republican terrorists, the Northern Ireland Association of Social Workers (NIASW) has voiced its solidarity with colleagues in the Probation Service.
Speaking following the reported threats, Carolyn Ewart, NIASW Country Manager said: “Members of NIASW today stand shoulder to shoulder with their colleagues in the Probation Service. Probation Officers play a vital role in supporting offenders to transform their lives in what are often difficult transitional periods. Their work, which is of great value in improving our society, contrasts sharply with the callous threats made against them. On behalf of NIASW I applaud Probation Service staff and offer them our support at this difficult time.”
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Carolyn Ewart will be available for interview.
The Northern Ireland Association of Social Workers (NIASW) is part of the British Association Social Work (BASW), which is the largest professional body for social workers across the UK. The Association has 22,000 members employed in frontline, management, academic and research positions in all care settings.
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