December 6, 2019

Rounding off 2019 with another successful Social Care in CAMHS SIG annual conference

The Social Care in CAMHS SIG, in conjunction with Social Care Ireland, recently held our fourth annual conference. This took place in ChildVision Drumcondra in Dublin. The conference entitled “Mental Health – Beyond the Label” aimed to delve deeper into the topic of mental health and the labels we associate with it. We also hoped to inspire conversations and learning regarding the topic of early intervention. We were delighted to welcome practitioners and students from a wide variety of health and social care backgrounds.   Laura Behan and Sharon Donohoe, Social Care Leaders in the Child & Adolescent Mental Health […]
December 5, 2019

National Standards for Adult Safeguarding

The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) and the Mental Health Commission (MHC) yesterday published joint National Standards for Adult Safeguarding. A copy of the standards is attached. As well as the standards, HIQA and the MHC have developed additional resources for people using services and staff to aid understanding of what safeguarding is and promote awareness of people’s right to be safe when they are using service. Speaking at the launch of the new standards Minister Simon Harris said “I wholeheartedly commend HIQA and the Mental Health Commission for initiating and developing these joint National Standards for Adult Safeguarding…I […]
December 5, 2019

Welcome to the HSCP’s second #HSCPdeliver online workshop

Through a series of physical workshops and facilitated online workshops we aim to co-create our new national health and social care professions (HSCP) Strategic Framework. The framework will ensure HSCP enable their full potential to deliver improved outcomes for service users. Core high level statements have been distilled from the contributions shared in the first workshop for each of the three sections – our value, our commitments and support needed – with ideas under each of these sections. I would strongly urge you to read each of the three sections and give your feedback on each of them by voting […]
December 3, 2019

Disability Special Interest Group Annual Conference 2019

The Disability SIG recently held their annual conference. The theme of the conference was “Journey to de-congregation-where are we now?” There was a wide variety of interesting and inspiring speakers on the day. Minister of State for Disabilities Finian Mc Grath  was there to open the conference.  Keynote speakers on the day included: Christy Lynch The Chair of the Task Force on Personalised Budgets. Christy spoke about the journey towards personalised budgets. Towards Personalised Budgets for People with a Disability in Ireland; Report of the Task Force on Personalised Budgets .  James Cawley from the Independent Living Movement Ireland (ILMI) […]
December 3, 2019

Department of Applied Social Sciences Inaugural Practice Education Forum

Evolving Landscapes of Practice – Future Proofing Practice Education in Times of Change Wednesday 11th December 2019 10am – 2pm Lunch and Refreshments provided. Venue: Millennium Theatre, Limerick Institute of Technology. Reservation Link The Department of Applied Social Sciences invites you to our Inaugural Department of Applied Social Sciences Practice Education Forum. Investment in the next generation of early childhood, community development, youth work and social care professionals as well as interdisciplinary working has to be a shared priority if we are to embrace the changing landscapes of practice. Emerging roles, new contexts and settings and varied pathways and frameworks […]
December 2, 2019

National Guide to Pay and Benefts in Community, Voluntary and Charitable Organisations

Have a look at the 4th edition of the National Guide to Pay and Benefits in Community, Voluntary and Charitable Organisations. This guide aims to assist those seeking to have a reference point for pay and benefits within the sector. They are grateful to the 346 organisations who took the time to complete the survey and hope this will be a useful tool for you, especially in this time of growing sectoral change and associated increased responsibilities. At The Community Foundation for Ireland we understand the importance of having robust data that will provide baseline knowledge and insights into the […]
December 2, 2019

The HSE Children First National Office has launched a revised HSE Child Protection and Welfare Policy

Every HSE staff member has a responsibility and duty of care to ensure that children and young people availing of, or, attending a HSE service, are safe and protected from harm (physical/emotional/sexual abuse or neglect). The revised policy contains two parts: Part A (Staff Guide), contains the procedures that staff must adhere to in relation to managing a child protection and welfare concern. Part B (Development Cycle) is a separate document that provides detail on the development and review of the policy. Consultations in relation to the policy took place in early 2018, feedback received was used to improve the […]
December 2, 2019

The National Review of Clinical Audit Report

The National Review of Clinical Audit Report was released at the National Patient Safety Conference. This important document highlights the value of clinical audit as core activity and quality improvement tool for patient safety. Clinical audit is an integral component of safety in all modern healthcare systems. In its absence, there will be no measurement and no awareness of how we deviate from the standards we set for our services. When it is supported and prioritised, audit can be a powerful tool for continuous improvement and assurance. The 2008 report on Patient Safety and Quality Assurance recommended that all clinicians, […]
November 25, 2019

Disability SIG meeting 30th November

The Disability SIG will be meeting in The Castleknock Hotel at 11am on Saturday the 30th of November. The agenda for the meeting includes; election of the committee, identifying training needs and setting goals for 2020. The SIG will also be reviewing the highly successful conference held on the 24th of October in Child Vision. We received lost of positive feedback from attendees; “Thanks a million on a great day” “Really enjoyed today and gained so much new knowledge” “Well done on arranging an engaging event” 65% of attendees who completed our questionnaire stated that they found hearing the lived […]
November 20, 2019

HSE All Staff – Upcoming Events and Training Opportunities

Health Sector Climate Action Seminar 4th Dec –click here for registration Registration is now open for the Health Sector Climate Action Seminar. Join us at this year’s annual Health Sector Climate Action Seminar on Wednesday 4th December 2019 in Athlone Institute of Technology. The theme of this year’s conference is Beyond 2020: The Pathway for Change. Speakers will address the latest challenges and opportunities for the Health Sector in relation to Climate Action. In session 1 speakers from Public Health, the Department of Health and Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment will explore current policy direction. Session 2 will […]