Stories from Foster Care – Paul Harrison


Paul Harrison has occupied roles in the care system in Ireland for decades, ranging from working as a social worker in child protection in the Eastern Health Board to management in Tusla—Child and Family Agency. In our conversation he talked about some of the experiences that have stayed with him over the years, some of which are included in his book, Hanged if you do. He spoke passionately about the need to go back to basics in the child protection system and about what he would like to see happen in the foster care system in the future.

About the podcast – Stories from Foster Care is a podcast brought to you by The Irish Foster Care Association. Join host Niamh Barrett as she meets people from all walks of life who have different experiences of foster care in Ireland. Listen to Stories from Foster Care on Spotify, Apple, Nearcast or wherever you get your podcasts. Be sure to subscribe for all the latest episodes.

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The music on this podcast is a track called Pastures by Ketsa, the music appears here under a Creative Commons Licence.