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July 20, 2018

Update on the Registration of Social Care Workers

The Social Care Workers Registration Board was established in March 2015. From its establishment the Board recognised the significant scope of work to be undertaken in order to open its register. Unlike other professions regulated by CORU to date, social care workers had not been subject to external regulation to date. As a result, the Board were required to undertake the necessary foundational work to implement statutory regulation for social care workers. The importance of this preparatory work is essential to set the correct standards and assure protection of the public. To read further click the following link 
July 6, 2018

M.A. Leadership in Therapeutic Child and Social Care – Carlow I.T.

Carlow College, St. Patrick’s is delighted to announce our new Masters programme beginning in October this year. The M.A. Leadership in Therapeutic Child and Social Care is based on our well established MATCC programme that has been running at the college for over 10 years. The newly designed programme now emphasises the skills and abilities required for leading therapeutic care in practice. We have found that graduates of the programme move to take on positions of practice responsibility within the organisations in which they work and beyond. Key features of the programme:  An advanced practice course with an emphasis […]
June 27, 2018

Resilience Matters- Social Care in Child & Adolescent Mental Health

Save the date: 8th November 2018 Social Care in Child & Adolescent Mental Health Present Resilience Matters Tackling resilience, technology and mental health   With Keynote Speakers on the day: Colman Noctor is a Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytical Psychotherapist. He has worked across a range of Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services both in Ireland and abroad and he has a wealth of national and international clinical experience. Colman specialises in the treatment of emotional disorders. As a self-confessed technology addict himself he has a keen interest in the effects of contemporary media on child development and mental health and frequently contributes to national media […]
June 26, 2018

CORU Updates for Social Care Workers

CORU have commenced recruitment for Social Care Work Academics and Practitioners who may wish to apply for reviews teams who facilitate programme approval on behalf of the Social Care Workers Registration Board. The Social Care Workers Registration Board will be undertaking approval of social care work education and training programmes under the Health and Social Care Professionals Act 2005 (as amended). It is anticipated the programme approval for social care work education will commence in mid-2019. Review teams constituting social care work academics, practitioners and members of the public assist the Registration Board with this work CORU are also currently […]
June 15, 2018

Family Carers Ireland: ‘Life After Care’ Conference

Family Carers Ireland: ‘Life After Care’ Conference June 18th 2018 Hilton Hotel Kilmainham Inchicore Road Dublin 8 Time: 9:30 am- 14:45 pm Family Carers Ireland (FCI) are running a year long pilot program ” Plan C” providing supports to carers where a change has occurred in their role as a carer. This Conference is part of the project to highlight research that has taken place around the family carers role and what happens when that role changes or ends ? We would like to see more research in this area. Click this link for further information: Click HERE
May 31, 2018

Disability Sector: Violence in the Workplace?

Disability social care workers please note that a further research study in conjunction with UCC will take place this Autumn on the subject of Violence in the Workplace. Further details to follow as they become available.
May 31, 2018

Registration Awareness Study

Social Care Ireland ‘Statutory registration awareness amongst social care workers survey’ report here.  
May 29, 2018

M.A by Research (level 9) funded by Limerick Institute of Technology

LIT Funded M.A by research (Level 9) opportunity under ASCEND research group. The successful candidate will be researching factors leading to young people in care having aggressive and violent outbursts and are they preventable? Closing date is June 10th at 5 pm. Supervised by Ms. Geraldine Maughan. http://lit.ie/RDI/Research/FundedPositions/Young_People_in_Care.pdf http://lit.ie/RDI/Research/FundedPositions.aspx www.lit.ie/RDI/OurTeam/Staff.aspx?Name=Geraldine Maughan
May 28, 2018

RIP Bernadette Manning

Social Care Ireland would like to note the recent sad passing of Bernadette Manning and wish to extend condolences to her family and all at Positive Care Ireland.
May 28, 2018

Smart Patients Online Training platform

Smart Patients Modules We have designed three online modules, which focus on empowering you to develop self-confidence and your competence in promoting health and participating as informed citizens in your healthcare system. The main objectives are summarised under the project motto: Prevent-Empower-Participate. Smart Patients courses Three Smart Patients Modules entitled Prevent-Empower-Participate offer a range of awareness raising, training and demonstration materials that will empower you around important health issues. Each module is made up of a series of sub-modules and these sub-modules can be completed as stand-alone learning experiences. Smart Patients mobile application The Smart Patients’ mobile phone application was developed to facilitate […]
July 20, 2018

Update on the Registration of Social Care Workers

The Social Care Workers Registration Board was established in March 2015. From its establishment the Board recognised the significant scope of work to be undertaken in order to open its register. Unlike other professions regulated by CORU to date, social care workers had not been subject to external regulation to date. As a result, the Board were required to undertake the necessary foundational work to implement statutory regulation for social care workers. The importance of this preparatory work is essential to set the correct standards and assure protection of the public. To read further click the following link 
March 29, 2018

Ag Eisteacht- Spring Newsletter 2018

Ag Eisteacht deliver training to frontline practitioners working in the health, education, social, youth and community sectors in either a professional or voluntary capacity. Since 2001, we have delivered our evidence-based, accredited and evaluated training to over 1,500 frontline practitioners. We offer a range of training programmes, including ABLE  and Ag Eisteacht4Business, which are built on our core values of time, attention and respect. We focus on relational capability which is the capacity of people to establish and maintain close relationships, both at home and in the wider community, as a key determinant of health and well being. Click  here  […]
March 27, 2018

Studio III, Helping people with Autism live the life they choose 14th June 2018

Studio 3 KERRY AND INDIVIDUALISED PROJECTS Studio 3 Kerry is based at 21 Denny St Tralee Co. Kerry. Phone 0667128872 Who are Studio III Group? Within the area of behaviors of challenge, Studio III Group is one of the largest providers of independent and highly specialised psychological, psychotherapeutic and behavioral support services in Ireland, the UK and abroad.  We use low arousal approaches that are person centred and kind. As part of our ongoing commitment to service providers Studio III provide: ongoing service consultancy, specialized programmes to help people live the life they want, individual and group staff support psychological […]
March 27, 2018

Unity Through Relationships 2018

Unity Through Relationship 2018 12th – 13th November 2018, Bonnington Hotel (Whitehall),  Dublin, Ireland  Attachment, Resilience, Hope (& stuff like that): Exploring the Language of Care The Gateway Organisation, in conjunction with Empower Ireland and CYC-Net, are delighted to broadcast this ‘Call for Papers’ for the 5th annual ‘Unity Through Relationship’ International Conference. Conference theme: Towards an understanding the ’emerging  jargon’  underpinning relational practice in the caring professions. Over recent years those working with; living with; and caring for, troubled children and youth (kids who require additional understanding, assistance, support and therapeutic intervention), have been bombarded with JARGON that seems […]
February 6, 2018

Deadline approaching for submitting student posters

Social Care Ireland conference 2018. Theme –Social Care: Working with abilities and strengths. Call for student academic posters. 21st& 22nd March, 2018, Radisson Hotel Athlone. Common themes for posters include reporting on research projects, for example from dissertations, thesis or group/individual projects (preliminary findings are sufficient), critical reviews of literature,and research informed reporting on practice issues. Academic posters are normally A0(119cm  x84cm) but–A2(60cmx42cm) and A1(84cmx60cm) posters are welcome. Text content should be no less than 300 words and no more than 750 words. Please consider colours careful, as what looks appealing on screen may reproduce poorly in print. Posters should […]
February 6, 2018

Deadline approaching for submitting post graduate presentations

Social Care Ireland Conference 2018 Call for post-graduate presentations. Conference Theme: Social Care: Working with abilities and strengths. Date: 21st & 22nd March, 2018 Venue: Athlone, Radisson Hotel Social Care Ireland Conference Committee has extended the call for abstracts from post-graduates for consideration for the Social Care Ireland Annual Conference 2018. The deadline for abstract submission is midday 14th of February, 2018. Abstracts should be submitted to conference@socialcareireland.ie A specific post-graduate stream will form part of the conference, numbers permitting, and there will be a prize for the best presentation (i-pad mini or similar). Key components the judges will be looking for […]
January 30, 2018

Consultation on Child Care Act 1991-Department of Children & Youth Affairs

                                                                                                                                                                                                Social care Ireland would […]
January 24, 2018

Call for post-graduate presentations-Social Care Ireland Conference 2018

Social Care Ireland Conference 2018 Call for post-graduate presentations. Conference Theme: Social Care: Working with abilities and strengths. Date: 21st & 22nd March, 2018 Venue: Athlone, Radisson Hotel Social Care Ireland Conference Organising Committee has extended the call for abstracts from post-graduates for consideration for the Social Care Ireland Annual Conference 2018. The deadline for abstract submission is midday 14th of February, 2018. Abstracts should be submitted to conference@socialcareireland.ie A specific post-graduate stream will form part of the conference, numbers permitting, and there will be a prize for the best presentation (i-pad mini or similar). Key components the judges will […]
January 15, 2018

Bernard Dooley, QA and Monitoring Officer, Child and Family Agency, will retire on 09 February 2018;  In order to mark the occasion a reception will be held at The Long Valley Bar (upstairs) Winthrop Street Cork T12 NW64 All friends, family and colleagues, past and present, are very welcome. From 6:00pm till late, light refreshments provided. Friday 9th February 2018 Please contact andrew.denton@tusla.ie , paschal.mcmahon@tusla.ie or gary.oconnell@tusla.ie  if you wish to contribute to Bernard’s retirement presentation.
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 […]