May 20, 2022

What the Decision Support Service & ADMC Act 2015 means for Wards of Court

The Courts Service and the Decision Support Service (DSS) are hosting a collaborative online event on the 24th May 2022 at 4.30pm. About this event   Purpose of the event: The purpose of this information session is to outline and explain the changes to wardship that will be brought about by the Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act 2015, which is due to commence in June 2022. Once the Act commences, there will be a period of three years to be discharged from wardship, before wardship itself ceases.   Discharge from Wardship Whether you are going to request a discharge from […]
May 20, 2022

National HSCP Office – Spark Seed promo

Dear Colleagues,                           Re: Spark Seed– closing date for applications Tuesday 24 May 2022 If you have noticed a problem in your clinical area, Spark Seed provides training, micro-funding and support to enable you to develop a solution. After learning about design and innovation, successful applicants will have the opportunity to pitch for micro-funding and innovation support for their own project. Funding of up to €3,000 is available per individual or group. This initiative is available to all HSE employees. Applications must be submitted electronically by 5pm on Tuesday, 24 May 2022. More Information About Spark Seed 2022 Le […]
May 20, 2022

You are Invited: Online Safety Political Panel

You’re Invited:A Safer Internet for Children and Young People  Political Panel Event   Dear Members and Friends,    Over the past year, the Children’s Rights Alliance alongside 18 of our members, have been coordinating a national campaign on children and young people’s safety online – the #123OnlineSafety Campaign. The campaign pushes for key measures for children and young people in the new Online Safety and Media Regulation (OSMR) Bill and beyond.     As part of this work, on 31 May 2022, CRA are convening a political panel discussion on how we can ensure this Bill is fit for purpose, what we need to see from big tech and […]
May 19, 2022

  Accredited Parenting Courses for Professionals: Are you a professional working with one-parent families, parents who are separating or separated and/or their children? Founded as Cherish in 1972, One Family offers decades of experience and expertise to professionals supporting one-parent families. Upcoming Course – ‘Supporting parents and children to separate well” (date TBC)
May 17, 2022

Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015 Status Update

  Please see Assisted Decision Making Status Update the April status update on the preparations for the commencement of the Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act 2015. This is very important information and we would appreciate it if you could please share this amongst your colleagues. If there is further information you would like to have included for the next update in May please email  
May 16, 2022

Job Vacancy – “Director of Services” – Don Bosco Care

Don Bosco Care is seeking a highly motivated, skilled and experienced Director of Services to lead their management team and staff. The Director of Services will ensure the highest standard of care to children and young people and the ongoing development and delivery of a broad range of services including residential care, aftercare and outreach programmes, underpinned by the ethos and core values of Don Bosco Care. Ideally, candidates will have relevant experience at senior management level in the voluntary sector. Closing date for applications: Friday May 27th To apply: Applicants should forward a current CV and a cover letter […]
May 12, 2022

National Advocacy Service awarded tender to deliver Patient Advocacy Service for further five years

(sent on behalf of Louise Loughlin, National Manager of the National Advocacy Service)  Dear colleagues, I am delighted to announce that the National Advocacy Service for People with Disabilities (NAS) will continue to operate Ireland’s Patient Advocacy Service for another five years. Following a competitive tendering process, the National Patient Safety Office in the Department of Health (DoH) has awarded the contract for the Patient Advocacy Service to NAS, running from October 2022 until October 2027. The Patient Advocacy Service is an independent, free and confidential service that provides information and support to people who want to make a complaint […]
May 12, 2022

An introduction to Transgender Awareness

Training for OTs and healthcare professionals   Venue: Online Price: €20.00 Event Date:  20th June 2022 APPLY NOW This two half-day workshop will be of interest to OTs and other healthcare professionals who wish to increase their knowledge of Trans issues in an Irish and an International context. ‘The LGBT Ireland Report’ (Higgins et al., 2016) recommended training to reduce mental health risks and to build resilience among trans people, including children and young people. The Eurohealthnet report ‘Health4LGBTI’ recommended promoting diversity and inclusion by aiming to increase the use of inclusive language and inclusive practice. Informed healthcare professionals can reduce […]
May 4, 2022

Webinar 4 – Functional Assessment of Capacity – Tuesday 17th May 2022, 2pm-3.30pm

Webinar Series – Assisted Decision-Making Capacity Act 2015- Webinar 4 – Functional Assessment of Capacity – Tuesday 17th May 2022, 2pm-3.30pm Chaired by:  Professor Mary Donnelly, School of Law, UCC Webinar Series – Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015 Commencement and Implementation The National Office for Human Rights and Equality Policy based in Strategy and Research was established to support health and social care services to prepare for the commencement of the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015 which is scheduled for June 2022. The role of this office is to build the capacity and capability of staff to achieve compliance with human […]
May 4, 2022

Call for submissions: June edition of Practice Links

If you have anything you would like to share with colleagues through Practice Links (events, publications, websites, reports, blogs, video links, new practice focused apps, call for papers, videos, etc.), please email the full details to by Friday 20th  May. The next edition of Practice Links will be circulated in the first week of June.Submissions should not be more than one A4 page, ideally shorter. Where possible, include a high-quality PDF or JPG of your images/logos/flyers/poster etc. The PL team reserve the right to not include materials, and we cannot always guarantee inclusion due to space considerations.Practice Links is circulated to c. 1,200 email addresses and read by over double that amount per […]
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