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 […]
March 16, 2017

Health Services Staffs Credit Union (HSSCU) new sponsors of SCI publications

Social Care Ireland are delighted to announce that the Health Services Staffs Credit Union (HSSCU) have agreed sponsorship to support publications of the LINK Newsletter and CURAM magazine for Social Care Ireland members. Social Care Ireland would like to acknowledge and thank the HSSCU for this support on behalf of their members. The HSSCU will be hosting an information stand at this year’s Annual Conference on the 22nd/23rd March where social care workers, managers and educators can find out further information on the services provided by the HSSCU. For more details on the HSSCU click here.  Background The HSSCU was founded […]
March 16, 2017

Irish Foster Care Association National Conference: 27 – 29 October 2017 Call for abstracts

Irish Foster Care Association National Conference: 27 – 29 October 2017 Realising potential in foster care Call for workshop proposals The Irish Foster Care Association National Conference brings together all those with an interest in foster care, including general and relative foster carers, care leavers, health and social care practitioners, academics, students, teachers, policy makers, and members of the community and voluntary sector to learn together, engage in dialogue, and share their experiences and best practice. This year, the conference will take place from 27 to 29 October at the Mount Wolseley Hotel, Tullow, Co Carlow. Conference theme We are […]
February 28, 2017

Day of Mindfulness and Self Compassion, 9th March, Cork

Day of Mindfulness and Self Compassion Irish Association of Social Workers are offering a one day workshop in Ennismore Retreat Centre, Ennismore Montenotte, Cork, Ireland from 9.30 – 4.00 on 9th March 2017. €60 non-members To register for this workshop click here or visit www.iasw.ie CPD events. This experiential full day workshop introduces the practice of mindfulness meditation and self-compassion as genuine supports in the art of building resilience, enhancing listening and communication skills and nourishing ourselves as social workers. Price includes refreshments and lunch. Mindfulness is a simple practice that anyone can do.  In this experiential workshop, we will […]
February 28, 2017

Unity Conference 2017 Call for Papers

Unity Conference 2017 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. 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 […]
February 12, 2017

IntimAge Project – Sexuality and Older People Online Modules

Free online modules exploring Sexuality and Older People and the role of Health and Social Care Professionals. IntimAge, a European Project aims to provide information and resources to support professionals engaging with, and supporting older people around sexuality. This online course has been endorsed by Social Care Ireland as relevant to the CPD needs of social care workers engaging with and supporting older people. Click here to access the IntimAge website. IntimAge Project We, as society, don’t discuss sexuality enough when considering the lives of older adults. It’s easy to assume that ageing brings dramatic changes and that sexuality is not […]
February 10, 2017

Social Care Ireland Annual Conference 2017 – Call for Student Academic Posters

Social Care Ireland Conference 2017 Call for Student Academic Posters  DUE TO SIGNIFICANT REQUESTS FOR EXTENSION FOR SUBMISSION OF STUDENT ACADEMIC POSTER THE CONFERENCE COMMITTEE HAVE AGREED TO EXTEND THE DEADLINE TO THE 20th FEBRUARY. Conference Theme: The Changing Face of Social Care  Date: 22nd & 23rd March Venue: Galway Radisson Hotel Social Care Ireland Conference Organising Committee are calling for student academic posters for presentation at Social Care Ireland Annual Conference 2017. The poster submissions for consideration must relate to the Conference theme and may include reporting on research projects, for example from dissertations, thesis or group/individual projects (preliminary […]
January 31, 2017

Health and Social Care Professionals Council Statement of Strategy 2017-2021 Launched

CORU Launches Five Year Strategy to Deliver Sustainable Model of Regulation On Thursday 26 January, Minister for Health, Simon Harris, T.D. launched CORU’s Five Year Statement of Strategy 2017 – 2021. CORU is the Regulator for Ireland’s designated Health and Social Care Professions and currently regulates over 9,000 professionals. This is expected to grow to over 25,000 professionals over the next five years when all 15 designated professions are regulated. Speaking at the launch Minister Harris said; “My Department is strongly committed to patient safety through the provision of robust, independent, statutory regulation. I will continue to develop regulatory policy […]
January 24, 2017

ISPCAN IN THE HAGUE – Call for Abstracts

ISPCAN IN THE HAGUE – Call for Abstracts Deadline – 31st January 2017 EUROPEAN REGIONAL CONFERENCE JOIN YOUR PEERS IN THE BEAUTIFUL CITY OF PEACE & JUSTICE SHARE THE LATEST SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION & NETWORK MULTI-DISCIPLINARY, INTERAGENCY APPROACHES TO THE PREVENTION & TREATMENT OF CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT Sub-Themes Include: The Voice of the Child Domestic Violence Sexual and Physical Abuse Human Trafficking Refugee Children Child Protection Systems Emerging Issues For more details click here.