They're among 5100 kids across the country who haven't been assigned one.
634 'high priority' children including 39 in the Midlands have not been allocated a social worker by Tusla.
They are among more than 5,100 kids living in the community who haven't been assigned one.
A further 202 children in state care in the Midlands have not been allocated a social worker, according to Tusla's latest figures.
Anne Rabbitte, Fianna Fáil's spokesperson for children, says an urgent recruitment drive is needed: