COVID-19 NOTICE – Annual Conference Cancelled

We regret to announce that the Social Care Ireland Annual Conference has been CANCELLED in line with government guidelines.

The conference will be rescheduled for 2021 at the same venue.

Refunds will be processed in the coming days.

Please contact the hotel directly to cancel your accommodation.

EVENT CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations made up to five working days before the event are refundable. Cancellations made after this, are non-refundable. Substitutions may be made without charge at any time, please contact to arrange the substitution.

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September 2019

The healing power of play, supporting children and teenagers to heal from trauma-Joanna Fortune

September 30, 2019 @ 9:30 am - March 9, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
€120 – €280

Joanna Fortune, Solamh is back by popular demand  with Social Care Ireland and she will facilitate a four day workshop in Dublin (September-March, the price is inclusive of all four days)  that teaches therapeutic techniques suitable for working with trauma and disrupted attachment in children and young people. 

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February 2020

Resilience: The Biology of Stress and The Science of Hope

February 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Richmond Education Centre, Richmond, 1 Brunswick St N, Smithfield, Dublin, D07 TH76 D07 TH76 Ireland
€5 – €10

The original research was controversial, but the findings revealed the most important public health findings of a generation. RESILIENCE is a one-hour documentary that delves into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the birth of a new movement to treat and prevent Toxic Stress

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Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act 2015

February 11 @ 9:30 am - February 12 @ 4:30 pm
ChildVision, ChildVision Grace Park Road
Drumcondra, Dublin Ireland
€70 – €140

The Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act was signed into law on the 30th December 2015. This Act applies to everyone and is relevant to all health and social care services. The Act is about supporting decision making and maximising a person’s capacity to make decisions

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February 16 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Zambrero, Hatch Street, Dublin 2

The WAG would like to invite all Social Care Workers to come join us for some singing and fun in this pop-up-choir event. There are well known benefits to singing for ones mental/emotional health and well-being. Due to the day to day challenges in working in front line services this is a fun way to distress. This event will provide the opportunity to practice and learn one song in a fun way, all singing abilities are welcome ! 

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Working with families with a child with anxiety – a solution-focused approach

February 25 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
ChildVision, ChildVision Grace Park Road
Drumcondra, Dublin Ireland
€30 – €70

This is an interdisciplinary event run by Social Care Ireland and the Irish Association of Social Workers. This workshop is suitable for Health and Social Care Professionals engaged and supporting families with a child with Anxiety.

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Introduction to Peer Support/ Supervision for Social Care Workers

February 27 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The WAG will provide peer support/supervision groups to social care workers, particularly those who work in largely isolated arrangements. The first group will be in the National University Ireland Galway (NUIG) on the evening of  27th February 2020. The time and exact location to be confirmed.This is a free event for social care workers. 

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March 2020

Communication & Culture on End-of-Life Care – Intellectual Disabilities

March 4 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
ChildVision, ChildVision Grace Park Road
Drumcondra, Dublin Ireland
€35 – €70

Social Care Ireland are delighted to collaborate with the Irish Hospice Foundation on this one day introductory workshop on how to communicate with the people you support on an extremely sensitive topic, End of Life Care.

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April 2020

CANCELLED – Social Care Ireland’s Annual Conference 2020

April 1 @ 9:30 am - April 2 @ 5:00 pm
Radisson Blu Sligo Ireland
€40 – €180

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.

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CANCELLED – Challenges to Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Conference

April 28 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
ChildVision, ChildVision Grace Park Road
Drumcondra, Dublin Ireland
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The main aim of this interdisciplinary conference is to provide knowledge and understanding of safeguarding vulnerable adults, and how that is applicable for all health and social care professionals within the context of the Assisted Decision- Making Capacity Act ( 2015).

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