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Social Care Ireland’s Annual Conference 2020

April 1, 2020 @ 9:30 am - April 2, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

€40 – €160


30 available
Early Bird Social Care Ireland Member 1 Day Pass Thurs. 2nd80.00
29 available
Early Bird Social Care Ireland Member 2 Day Pass140.00
99 available
Gala Dinner Wed 1st50.00
30 available
Early Bird Social Care Ireland Member 1 Day Pass Wed 1st80.00
29 available
Early Bird Non- Member 1 Day Pass Wed 1st100.00
30 available
Early Bird Non-Member 1 Day Pass Thurs 2nd100.00
29 available
Early Bird Non-Member 2 Day Pass160.00
30 available
Student 1 Day Pass Wed 1st40.00
30 available
Student 1 Day Pass Thurs 2nd40.00
30 available
Student 2 Day Pass70.00

STUDENTS – Students wishing to pay for a 2 Day Pass by installments click here.

Please book your accommodation directly with the Radisson Blu Hotel Sligo, see rates below 

Conference Theme: Enhancing your practice, building your tool kit.

Date: 1st and 2nd of April, 2020

Venue: Radisson, Sligo.

In every profession, the use of specific tools is necessary and such is the case for Social Care, and these ‘tools’ can assist the Social Care Professional in working with vulnerable and marginalised Service Users. The theme of the 2020 Social Care Ireland Conference is “Enhancing your practice, building your Tool Kit” where there will be Keynote Speakers and Workshops/Presentations relating to how, you the Social Care Professional, can improve your practice by utilising ‘tools’ available to you, and learn about how your practice can be improved; thereby improving the care provided to the Service User, by continuously adding to your skills/knowledge.

Key note speakers:

Dr Karen Treisman is a highly specialist clinical psychologist who has worked in the NHS and children’s services for several years. Karen has also worked cross-culturally in both Africa and Asia with groups ranging from former child soldiers to survivors of Rwandan Genocide. Karen has extensive experience in the areas of trauma, parenting, and attachment, and works clinically using a range of therapeutic approaches with families, systems and children in or on the edge of care, unaccompanied asylum-seeking young children and adopted children. Karen was awarded the Winston Churchill Fellowship which involved her travelling this summer to 13 cities across America, attending 3 international conferences and meeting over 100 specialists in the area to learn about best practice in trauma-informed and trauma-responsive systems.

Presentation title: “The Power of Language and how we speak“; Dr Treisman will also facilitate a workshop on “Tools around Strength and Resilience“. And be part of a Panel Discussion, where we can generate some conversation around the discussions throughout the day.

“Working with relational and developmental trauma in children and adolescents” by Dr Karen Treisman at http://bit.ly/drkarentreismanbook2016

“A Therapeutic Treasure Box for Working with Children and Adolescents with Developmental Trauma: Creative Techniques and Activities” at http://amzn.to/2nOIPlZ


The Social Care Ireland Conference Organising Committee welcome abstracts for consideration for research, practice/policy presentations, and workshops at the Social Care Ireland 2020 Annual Conference.

The deadline for abstract submissions is 5pm, Friday 10th January 2020. Abstracts, accompanied by a fully completed abstract coversheet, should be submitted to socialcareirelandcon@gmail.com

Abstract guidelines and a copy of the abstract coversheet can be downloaded HERE

Please note that abstracts must adhere to the submission guidelines and that late submissions cannot be accepted.

Abstracts can be submitted under one of three categories;

Research Related Presentation (including post graduate presentations).

Practice/Policy Related Presentation.

Interactive workshop.

For any further information on Social Care Ireland, go to  www.socialcareieland.ie

Click here to download a flyer; Download


Accommodation should be booked directly via The Radisson Blu Sligo Reservations Office (071) 9140008

The following rates will be available to attendees who may require accommodation while attending the event –
€ 100.00 B&B Single occupancy per room per night
€ 110.00 B&B Twin/Double occupancy per room per night

Have a look at the Annual Social Care Ireland Conference 2019, in Limerick


April 1, 2020 @ 9:30 am
April 2, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
€40 – €160
Event Category:


Radisson Blu Sligo


Charlotte Burke