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Current Challenges with Assessing Risk & Adult Safeguarding during a Pandemic

Zoom/ Webinar

Webinar Video  YouTube Link  Deirdre Connelly Presentation HIQA Social Care Ireland had to postpone this conference, which was scheduled for April, due to the Covid-19 restrictions. We are now going to run a zoom/webinar on the 22nd September from 12- 13:30. We will have a number of speakers with a panel discussion at the end, questions for the panel discussion can be sent in beforehand. The main aim of this webinar is to have an open discussion around the current challenges with assessing risk & safeguarding vulnerable adults, practitioners face when applying these principles safely into their current job role, […]


Work-Based Assessment: Exploring the Challenge of Consistency.

Online Event

"Exploring the Challenge of Consistency " is the second Work-based Assessment (WBA) webinar brought to you by the National Forum and partner, QQI. During the first webinar some main key challenges were identified by the participants, i.e. consistency/reliability, feedback, authenticity. The most common theme identified was consistency and reliability in the work experience context. This latest event from the WBA partnership aims to explore what is meant by the term ‘consistency’ in work-based assessment. It will examine if the causes of inconsistency differ in the varied placement contexts. Attendees will also explore what are student experiences of consistency and will […]

Motivational Interviewing (MI) Two Day introduction – Level 1

This is a virtual classroom interdisciplinary event between Social Care Ireland and the Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland. Motivational interviewing (MI) adopts a person-centred approach that works by identifying and mobilising the service users/patient's intrinsic values and goals to stimulate behaviour change.

€60.00 – €120.00

Webinar Welltree Model

In conjunction with Social Care Ireland we would like to introduce this webinar on the WellTree Model of Care. This Model of Care encompasses a range of theories and approaches under trauma, attachment, risk and wellbeing. This introduction to the model will be 2.5 hours long.  Stuart Mulholland will outline the development, conceptual basis and key features of the Welltree Model of Care. 


Webinar Online Interview Skills

Social Care Ireland understand how complex practice has gotten for social care workers during the Coronavirus  pandemic. This webinar may interest you if you are currently  looking for a job or changing jobs. The interview may have shifted to an online platform. We would like to invite you to attend this 90 minute webinar to share some tips with you about how to make the best of this situation. 

€5.00 – €10.00

Motivational Interviewing (MI) Two day Introduction – Level 1

This is a virtual classroom interdisciplinary event between Social Care Ireland and the Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland. Motivational interviewing (MI) adopts a person-centred approach that works by identifying and mobilising the service users/patient's intrinsic values and goals to stimulate behaviour change.

€60.00 – €120.00

The Impact of Unexpected Change and Transition in Social Care Work

In March 2020 COVID 19 began to have a dramatic impact on the way in which social care workers carried out their daily work. This new and different approach to work has continued to shape how relationships are built and how care is undertaken across Ireland. It has been in some ways a rapid, unexpected change and transition for social care workers. While it seems that we have gotten used to working in these new ways, the ongoing nature of the ways in which we connect and practice is for some very challenging.  This is not related to their skill or capacity but rather the very complex contexts in which they are working, and against a backdrop of ongoing anxiety at societal level.

€10.00 – €15.00

Coercive Control

Ireland has seen a significant rise in Domestic Violence and Coercive Control during this pandemic with many families not having a safe home environment to cocoon in.  The aim of this conference is to highlight how dangerous a crime coercive control is. A definition of coercive control is "a persistent pattern of controlling, coercive and threatening behaviour including all or some forms of domestic abuse (emotional, physical, financial, sexual including threats) by a boyfriend, partner, husband or ex. It traps women in a relationship and makes it impossible or dangerous to leave" (www.womansaid.ie) The underpinning theme of this half day virtual […]


Management programme – Brendan Collins Open Training College

Online Event

Social care Ireland are delighted to collaborate with the Open Training College (OTC) on the following series of online events. This is a bespoke series of events from the OTC Management programme. 

Free – €60.00

Interprofessional Cultural Awareness Training – Dr Mary-Pat O Malley Keighran

Online Event

Cultural competence enhances the ability of providers and organisations to effectively deliver health care services that meet the social, cultural, and linguistic needs of service users. Ireland is a culturally and linguistically diverse nation with the 2016 census revealing that 612,018 residents (13% of the population) are multilingual and speak a language other than Irish or English at home (CSO,  2016


Adaptive Leadership – Dr Gearoid Hardy

Online Event

Social Care Ireland are delighted to be working with Gearoid on this leadership workshop. This is a full day’s workshop to develop skills for Health and Social Care Professional staff to operate in the current environment. Servant leadership, which focuses primarily on the growth and well-being of people and the communities to which they belong.

€5.00 – €25.00

Gender Identity Skills Training – Vanessa Lacey Transgender Equality Network Ireland

Online Event

Social Care Ireland is delighted to collaborate on this online workshop, with the Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI). The training focuses on the health and well-being of trans people and their families. TENI has partnered with the HSE and key professional healthcare providers to ensure that Gender Identity Skills Training (GIST) is delivered in 2019. GIST was piloted in 2017 and externally and internally evaluated.


Social Care Ireland’s Annual Conference 2021

Online Event

The theme of the 2021 Social Care Ireland Conference is “Enhancing your practice, building your Tool Kit”. This event will be online.

€5.00 – €30.00

Mindfulness Stress and Resilience – Dee Hennessy Master Facilitator Mindfulness

Online Event

Social care Ireland are delighted to welcome back Dee Hennessy who has provided training for us in the past. During 2020 Dee developed some meditation & mindfulness training courses specifically for the human care workplace and the particular challenges of the worldwide pandemic. These interventions come from a place of deep understanding of human care work and are simple, practical and accessible to all. With the fast pace of life these days, many of us can feel overwhelmed and under pressur

€20.00 – €80.00

Non Violent Resistance in Practice (five day course) – Dr Declan Coogan

Online Event

What is Non Violent Resistance?
The Non Violent Resistance (NVR) model includes a brief, systemic and evidence-based response to child to parent violence & abuse. It aims to empower & support parents/carers in preventing & responding to the violent and controlling behaviour of children and teenagers.

Solution Focused Brief Therapy – Brendan Murphy Western Consultancy Services

Online Event

This is an interdisciplinary event, Social Care Ireland are collaborating with the Association of Occupational Therapist of Ireland.  We have worked jointly on similar events like Motivational Interviewing, that have been very successful. (SFBT) is an effective, respectful, and powerful tool for workers in the health and social care field. SFBT focuses on client’s resources and skills, rather than on their deficits and weaknesses to help them to find solutions and create preferred futures rather than dwelling on past failures.

€60.00 – €120.00

Creative ways to support our own and others emotional regulation- Dr Karen Treisman

Online Event

Social Care Ireland are delighted to collaborate with Dr Karen Treisman with this full- day workshop on creative ways to support our own and others emotional regulation. As we know many of us and the children, parents, and adults we support can struggle with regulating their emotions. This might be due to worry, stress, trauma, low mood, cognitive difficulties, and various other reasons. With this in mind, it is crucial to support ourselves and others to regulate.

€15.00 – €35.00

Working effectively with people with Intellectual Disabilities and Mental Health difficulties- Martha Mc Ginn National Institute of Intellectual Disability Studies

Online Event

This is an introductory programme which will prepare learners to be able to understand and clearly identify their role in supporting the needs for this very vulnerable and complex group of service users.  It will also prepare learners if they wanted to undertake a more comprehensive programme with the National Institute of Intellectual Disability Studies. 

€30.00 – €80.00

Round table on the Standards of Proficiency for Social Care Workers

Carlow College Carlow

Social Care Work is now emerging as a profession in its own right. Changes to the regulatory context, impending registration with CORU and the publication of the Standards of Proficiency for Social Care Workers (2017) have stimulated discussion on what we do and how we do it. Following on from the publication of the IJASS Special Edition on the Standards of Proficiency (2020), this round table event offers an opportunity to get together to consider the social care proficiencies, to discuss what they mean for social care and the professional identity of social care workers in Ireland.

€10.00 – €20.00

Trauma-informed physical environments, spaces, and buildings: Dr Karen Treisman

Online Event

Social Care Ireland are delighted to collaborate with Dr Karen Treisman with this half day workshop on physical environments. A brief but interesting and insightful morning workshop which applies some of the concepts, ideas, and principles of trauma informed practice into how we can infuse and incorporate these into our physical spaces, environments, rooms, and buildings.

€10.00 – €20.00

Critical Incident Stress Management (Six-day course) IT Carlow

IT Carlow Kilkenny Road, Carlow

Social Care Ireland (SCI) have joined with the Institute of Technology Carlow Extended Campus, to offer a module in Critical Incident Stress Management. This advanced level course will appeal to social care practitioners who have no previous training or CPD activities in this area. 

Social Care Ireland Annual Conference 2022

SCI would like to say a massive thank you to all our speakers/presenters, attendees, exhibitors, sponsors, Radisson Blu hotel and to everyone behind the scenes who helped to put on such a great conference. To say it was a huge success is an understatement!! We have had lots of people asking when and where is next’s years conference, so we are thrilled to let you know that it will take place in Mount Wolseley Hotel, Spa Golf Resort (Carlow) on the 29th & 30th March 2023. We are looking forward to it already Click on the presentation title below to […]

€30.00 – €180.00

Assisted Decision-Making Capacity Act 2015

Online Event

Social Care Ireland are delighted to collaborate on the following workshop with the Irish association of Social Workers. This is an interdisciplinary event between social care workers and social workers. This course will provide participants with the knowledge and skills required to implement the Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act into everyday practice.

€40.00 – €100.00

Foundations of Inclusive Practice – A Social Role Valorisation (SRV) Taster

Online Event

Social Care Ireland are delighted to be working on this project with Charlotte Knight; Supported Self-Directed Living (SSDL) Trainer and Consultant and Pamela Mansell (SSDL) Trainer, Executive Coach and Consultant. This tasted workshop is suitable for any social care practitioner who has no prior knowledge of Social Role Valorisation (SRV) and would like to find out more.


Fitness to Practice Training

Online Event

La Touche training in collaboration with the Irish Association Of Social care Educators have put  this bespoke course together on Fitness to Practice