April 17, 2019

Leadership, Education & Talent Development (LETD) 2019 Prospectus

Social Care Ireland would like to share this resource on Leadership, Education & Talent Development (LETD) with social care workers who are also HSE staff: Introduction; On behalf of the Leadership, Education & Talent Development (LETD) team, I would like to welcome you to our Learning and Development Prospectus which outlines our extensive list of in-house Learning and Development Programmes provided to support HSE staff around the country. LETD has extensive experience in developing and providing high quality programmes that support the priorities of the HSE. Our current suite of Learning & Development Programmes and interventions support a number of […]
April 15, 2019

Thanks to all who stopped by to meet us at the Annual SCI Conference

The Social Care in CAMHS Special Interest Group were delighted with the success of our first information stand at this year’s conference! Congratulations to Social Care Ireland on a successful two days. Those who attended from our group thoroughly enjoyed this years theme and speakers. We hope you were able to take away some helpful and inspiring information regarding youth mental health. For any Social Care practitioners working in CAMHS who are interested in joining our group to be part of working on exciting developments and projects, please feel welcome to contact us at socialcarecamhs@gmail.com
April 11, 2019

The National HSCP Office Newsletter

Welcome to the fourth issue of the National Health and Social Care Professions (HSCP) Office Newsletter. The National HSCP Office, established in 2017, is part of the HSE’s Chief Clinical Officer Division. To view click here HSCP hub on www.hseland.ie hscp.nationaloffice@hse.ie
March 20, 2019

Fifth Annual Department of Applied Social Sciences Conference – April 3rd 2019

The Department of Applied Social Sciences will host its fifth annual conference, “Nurturing the Vocational Space in a Professionalised and Regulated World: Practising what we Preach “ Date: Wednesday, April 3rd. (10am-3pm) Limerick Institute of Technology, Thurles Campus. We are delighted to welcome Dr. Perry Share, author of ‘Sociology of Ireland’ and Editor of the popular Social Care text book ‘Understanding Social Care’ as the keynote speaker. Dr. Share is a Sociologist with research interests in the sociology of food and eating; professionalisation, intertexuality/plagiarism and social robotics. He has a strong interest in innovative methods of teaching and learning, in […]
March 20, 2019

Many Hearts, No Homes – Voices from the Frontline of Homelessness

This exhibition, which is the result of consultation with families and service providers in south Dublin on experiences of homelessness, includes photographic images and text, and will be launched By Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone On Friday 29th March 2019, At 10.30 In Tallaght Library.   The exhibition will be on display in Tallaght library from March 18th to 30th, and will then be in Clondalkin library from April 2nd to 15th.  Please RSVP re attending the launch to: Christina@cdi.ie
March 20, 2019

Diploma in Health Services Management – Limerick

The Diploma in Health Services Management, is suitable for both public sector and private organisations, focuses on identifying and integrating fundamental principles of management in the context of a changing healthcare environment within Ireland. On completion of the programme participants will be able to: • Appraise current economic, social and administrative frameworks in healthcare and personal services • Recognise and integrate a broader perspective of the fundamental management issues, problems and strategies in other functional areas of healthcare and personal social services in Ireland and internationally • Demonstrate and apply skills in managing people, resources, projects, and information technology and […]
March 13, 2019

Meet the SIG on March 27th & 28th

Are you attending the Social Care Ireland Annual Conference? If so make sure to drop by the Disability SIG stand and introduce yourself. Members of the Disability  SIG will be there over the two days to provide information on the SIG and how to get involved. New members are always welcome.
March 12, 2019

Research Questionnaire for Social Care Workers in the Disability Sector

Claire Hurley would like your support. She is am an undergraduate student studying psychology in NUIG, and she is involved in research under the supervision of Dr Clodagh Murray and Dr Annmarie Groarke. My research examines the treatment and support currently being provided to individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities who display addictive behaviours and how these treatment plans can be developed and improved. I am writing to seek your permission and aid in distributing an online questionnaire on this topic among your members. The following is the link to the questionnaire, which takes less than an hour to complete: […]
March 11, 2019

Non Violent Resistance in Practice- 5 day course

5 Day Short Course for Social Workers & Practitioners in Children & Family Services at NUI Galway March-April 2019 Why? Practitioners working with children & families in  many services are increasingly worried about   coercive, controlling and abusive behaviour in families. Sometimes parents talk about being afraid of their child; there are times when domestic violence is a concern. What can  we do? Brief Description: The Non Violence Resistance (NVR) Intervention Model is an evidenced based  approach that responds to the needs of practitioners for a non-blaming & structured response to the problem of abuse and/ or violence in family relationships. […]
March 6, 2019

Updated Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics 2019

In 2010, the Health and Social Care Professionals Council (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 adopt its own Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics. The Framework Code underwent a complete review in 2017 and in January 2018 Council approved the Framework Code for adoption by the Registration Boards in CORU. The Council Framework Code represents a clear, straightforward code incorporating common principles across each of regulated professionals. The philosophy around adopting a common code includes recognition […]
February 3, 2016

Stakeholder Consultation – Social Care Workers Registration Board

CORU is seeking your feedback on its draft Profession Specific Criteria for Education and Training Programmes for Social Care Workers and draft Standards of Proficiency for Social Care Workers. For more information please click here. Irish Association of Social Care Workers and Social Care Ireland have formed a working group to review and prepare consultation on these documents. IASCW and Social Care Ireland members can send consultation responses to cpd@iascw.ie by March 30th for consideration by the working group who will submit an overall response to CORU by April 8th. The draft documents are available to view now. Please note […]
March 31, 2016

Who cares for the carer? Newstalk Podcast

Irish Association of Social Care Workers have been advised by Sorcha Heron who produced Who Cares for the Carer? that this has been the most listened too podcast in the Newstalk series in 2015 and has generated significant interest. Noel Howard (IASCW) and Denise Lyons (IASCE) are interviewed by Sorcha Heron on Who Cares for the Carer? on Newstalk on Monday 26th October. The programme focused on Social Care Workers experience of burnout, workplace violence and the physical, emotional and psychological impact of this on their personal and professional lives. Several Social Care Workers interviewed explain how their experiences of […]
March 31, 2016

Department of Health Press Release: Assisted Decision Making Bill

Minister Kathleen Lynch Welcomes groundbreaking legislation repealing the archaic Lunatics Act and Lunacy Regulation. Major step forward in the promotion and protection of the rights of persons with capacity difficulties. Passage of Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Bill 2013 On the final day of the Dail before the Christmas break, Minister Kathleen Lynch, Minister of State with responsibility for Mental Health Primary Care and Social Care (Disabilities and Older People), welcomed the passage of pioneering legislation which will enshrine the right of vulnerable people to take their own decisions where possible. Minister Lynch said: “I am delighted that the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) […]
May 17, 2016

Highlights from Social Care Ireland Conference 2016

Social Care Ireland Conference 2016 took place on the 14th & 15th April in the Killashee House Hotel, Naas. Co. Kildare. The two day Conference was attended by over 250 Social Care Students, Workers, Managers and Educators from across Ireland. Watch the highlights below;  
May 19, 2016

Social Care Leadership & Management, MA offered by Dublin Institute of Technology

The new MA in Social Care Leadership and Management offered by Dublin Institute of Technology is due to commence in September 2016. It is a 90 ECTS credit programme, with an exit award of Postgraduate Diploma on completion of 60 ECTS credits. This new Programme is aimed at Social Care Workers who are currently in a leadership or managment post or for those who wish to progress their careers. Programme Vision The vision for this programme is to develop excellence in social care leadership and management. Students will be facilitated to develop their capacities in delivering social care services grounded […]
May 19, 2016

Social Care Ireland – The Way Forward

Carlos Kelly, Chair Social Care Ireland Executive provided an update on the developments and vision for Social Care Ireland going forward into the future at our Annual Conference 2016. Carlos outlines the key reasons for establishing Social Care Ireland as a limited company and the new membership benefits package. Further keynote presentations are now available to Social Care Ireland members to view from SCI Conference resources page. Simply login to website to view presentations from Dr. Mark Smith, Dr. Ben Charnoud and Ms. Ginny Hanrahan (CORU), as well as to access presentations from a range of speakers at this year’s […]
May 24, 2016

Homeless children given beds in adult hostels

Kitty Holland and Fiona Gartland, The Irish Times, 24th May, 2016 Homeless children are being accommodated on blow-up beds in adult hostels as the number of families in emergency accommodation has passed 1,000 for the first time. The latest Department of the Environment data shows there were 1,037 homeless families with 2,121 child dependants in the State in April. This represents a 90 per cent rise in homeless children, and a 105 per cent increase in the number of families, since April 2015. Charities working with those affected described the figures as shocking. In the past week in Dublin four families had to […]
June 6, 2016

Annual Health & Social Care Professions Research Conference

CONFERENCE: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS The HSCP EDA Research Subgroup invites your submission for its one-day conference on: Improving Health – Research driving innovations in healthcare PLEASE NOTE THE DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO MONDAY 18TH JULY. This Conference will take place on Wednesday 16th November 2016 in the Conference Centre in Dublin Castle The deadline for abstract submissions for presentation at this Conference is Friday 29th June ’16 with notification of acceptance by early Sept ‘16 PLEASE send SUBMISSIONS TO: frances.conneely@hse.ie For further details on the call for abstracts click here. For the abstract submission form please click here.
June 15, 2016

Tusla and Garda group look at sex abuse claims in care

Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, and An Garda Síochána have stepped up efforts to deal with any alleged abuse or sexual exploitation of children in the care system. The news follows various reports of abuse, including the Irish Examiner’s coverage of the ‘Grace’ case, where a woman with severe intellectual disabilities suffered sexual abuse in a foster home between the late 1980s and 2009. A spokesperson from Tusla confirmed the establishment of the working group. “Tusla can confirm that a sub-group of the Garda Síochána/Tusla strategic liaison committee has been established to review matters concerning alleged exploitation of children in […]
June 15, 2016

‘46% of women killed by bare hands,’ Women’s Aid warns

Domestic violence agency says women more at risk from current or ex- partners than strangers. A man’s bare hands can be “the most dangerous weapon women face”, Women’s Aid warned on Wednesday, as new figures show no weapons were used in nearly half of all killings of women in Ireland over the last 20 years. Women are more at risk of attack, or death from current or previous partners and of violence in the home more than they are from strangers, according to the organisation’s director, Margaret Martin. “Women have told us how they were strangled, choked and scalded in […]