October 5, 2017

HIQA Public Consultation on the Draft Standards for Children’s Residential Centres

  The Health Information and Standards Directorate in HIQA has developed Draft National Standards for Children’s Residential Centres. The draft standards, which are based on national and international evidence, were developed with key stakeholders. They have been developed to improve the care and support provided to children in residential care. The standards will apply to all children’s residential centres and are a framework for best practice in providing child-centred, safe and effective care and support to children in residential care across Ireland. We would like to hear your views on the draft standards, which are available for public consultation for a six-week […]
October 2, 2017

Statutory Registration Awareness Survey

Social Care Ireland are currently conducting a needs analysis survey in relation to the impending introduction of registration for social care workers, in which we wish to establish if there is information around registration that Social Care Ireland can provide to individuals and organisations which would assist in understanding registration and its implications. Social care workers are among 14 professions that are, or will be, required to register under the Health and Social Care Professionals Act 2005. CORU (Health & Social Care Professionals Council), the body responsible for regulating health and social care professions, will establish and maintain a register […]
September 23, 2017

Social Care Ireland Conference 2018 Call For Abstracts

Call for Abstracts Conference Theme: Social Care: Working with abilities and strengths. Date: 21st & 22nd March, 2018 Venue: Athlone, Radisson Hotel CALL FOR STUDENT POSTER PRESENTATIONS CLICK HERE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CALL FOR PRESENTATION AND WORKSHOP ABSTRACTS CLICK HERE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION   Social Care Ireland Conference Organising Committee welcome abstracts for consideration for presentations and workshops at the Social Care Ireland Annual Conference 2018. The deadline for abstract submission is midday 11th of January, 2018. Abstracts should be submitted to conference@socialcareireland.ie Please be advised that all abstracts must follow the guidelines for submission. These guidelines can be downloaded here.  Abstracts […]
September 20, 2017

Social Care Ireland Consultation Feedback on the Framework Code of Professional Conduct & Ethics

Social care workers where invited to participate in a consultation process on CORU’s  framework Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics. Social Care Ireland want to thank all its members that filled out the survey.  Social Care Ireland consultation feedback on Framework Code of Professional Conduct & Ethics
August 22, 2017

The Journal of Social Care first publication Volume 1, Issue 1

    Finally, the first publication of the The Journal of Social Care edited by Dr David Williams and Dr Fiona Mc Sweeney, two members of Social Care Ireland’s Research Special Interest Group.  Congratulations from everyone at Social Care Ireland on their work. The Journal of Social Care provides a forum for managers, practitioners and students (undergraduate and postgraduate) of social care to share, through publication, their original research, practice reflections, literature and book reviews. This journal, for the first time, provides a space within the Irish context for stakeholders within the social care field, both experienced and inexperienced to […]
August 15, 2017

The Disability Special Interest Group meet up on 11th August 2017

The disability SIG is a group of Social Care Workers & leaders in the disability sector with a common practice interest. At this meeting the group members advocated on common issues within the disability sector one such issue being Social Inclusion. The members recognised the challenges services users and their families may encounter when accessing information about services in their locality and are thinking of ways to make this more user friendly.  Also the members spoke passionately about how to share information with other practitioners and students about the benefits of becoming a member of Social Care Ireland. If you would like […]
August 10, 2017

CORU Opens Public Consultation on Framework Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics

Social care workers are invited to participate in a consultation process on CORU’s  framework Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics. This framework document will inform the Social Care Workers Registration Board code of conduct. This document will have an influence on your practice once registration occurs please read the document and give your feedback on the link below. Details of Public Consultation: In 2010, the Health and Social Care Professionals Council at CORU developed a Framework Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics detailing common standards across its regulated professions. The Framework Code is for use by each Registration Board to […]
July 10, 2017

Certificate in Advanced Clinical Practice with Children and Families

Cork Institute of Technology are seeking potential students for available places in their new Advanced Certificate (Special Purpose Award – 30 Credits, Level 9 NFQ). Applications will be accepted by submitting the relevant application form to the Department of Applies Social Studies, CIT. Selection will be based on application form, references and interview. CIT will accept new applications until 5pm on August 31st. Interviews for potential students will be held on the following Tuesday, September 5th.   To view flyer please click here   Certificate in Advanced Clinical Practice with Children and Families This part-time course is offered in partnership with […]
April 10, 2017

Garda Vetting Service – Irish Association of Social Care Management

The IASCM have been processing Garda Vetting on behalf of companies across the Social Care Sector since 2011. This service ensures inexpensive (€6.05 per application), efficient and effective applications for IASCM Members, inclusive of a dedicated email address for all and any Garda Vetting correspondence.  All Members are continuously updated with any changes to the procedure through the iascmexecutive@gmail.com email address, ensuring comprehensive communication where necessary. By processing your Garda Vetting applications through the IASCM, you are directly investing in the education and development of Social Care Workers across the whole country as the money generated is used to fund […]
March 29, 2017

UNITY 2017 CONFERENCE – CALL FOR PAPERS

Care, Connection & Context: Commitment to Relational Based Practice 13th – 15th  November 2017,  Regency Airport Hotel (Whitehall),  Dublin, Ireland The Gateway Organisation, in conjunction with TransformAction International, Empower Ireland and CYC-Net, are delighted to broadcast this Call for Papers for the 4th annual ‘Unity through Relationship’ International Conference. Click here to access abstract submission application. The event is open to all who are involved in the provision of care, education, therapy and other services to children, youth and families, including but not limited to: front-line practitioners (social work, social care, teachers, family support staff), clinicians, educators, justice professionals, mental health […]