October 21, 2021

Advocacy Matters Reports: Read the Full Reports

Please find below the links to the new ‘Advocacy Matters’ reports, developed by the National Advocacy Service for People with Disabilities (NAS) and the Patient Advocacy Service.   You can read the full reports and their executive summaries here:   Open Report 1 / its Executive Summary / Easy-to-Read Version  Advocating for People with Disabilities in Residential & Day Services During the Covid-19 Pandemic   Open Report 2 / its Executive Summary / Easy-to-Read Version   Advocating for People Regarding ‘Access to Justice’ & ‘Decision-Making’ During the Covid-19 Pandemic    The reports outline our observations and experiences in providing advocacy support to people during the Covid-19 pandemic. They focus on the work carried out […]
October 21, 2021

Public consultation on Draft Overarching National Standards for the Care and Support of Children using Health and Social Care Services

The Draft Overarching National Standards for the Care and Support of Children using Health and Social Care Services is now open and that we are just past the half-way mark. The closing date for the public consultation is 5pm on Thursday, 28 October.   These Draft Overarching National Standards set out what outcomes a child using health or social care services should expect and what a service needs to do to achieve these outcomes. The standards cover all health and social care services working with children including disability services, mental health services, primary care services, hospital services and children’s social services. The standards aim […]
October 21, 2021

What Underpins Good Child-centred Practices in Children’s Social Services?

“All children have a right to be safe, and to have timely access to appropriate services and support to maximise their well-being and development (United Nations General Assembly, 1989). The children who come to the attention of children’s social services are some of those who are at most risk of harm and abuse in society (Health Information and Quality Authority, 2012). Their needs must be fully assessed by these services, and the care and support they receive must be well planned, integrated, consistent, and tailored to their individual needs and circumstances” Read In Full – What Underpins Good Child-centred Practices […]
October 21, 2021

National HSCP Office: Recruitment of HSCPs to participate in research

Researchers from the University College Dublin Centre for Research, Education and Innovation in Health Systems are currently undertaking research to better understand healthcare team dynamics (i.e. communication, trust, respect, influence) and explore whether staff experiences of teamwork have changed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.   COVID-19 has produced an unprecedented and extraordinary response from healthcare teams. There are stories emerging about more collaborative teamwork and shared decision-making. However, other staff note that care decisions have shifted back towards a hierarchical model due to restrictions on face-to-face multidisciplinary team interactions.   To better understand these team dynamics, we are inviting […]
October 18, 2021

Call for Abstracts Social Care Ireland Conference 2022

Call for Abstracts Conference Theme: Reconnecting, Reintegrating, and Regenerating: Bringing New and Vigorous Life to Social Care Date: 6th & 7th April, 2022 Venue: Sligo Radisson Hotel The Social Care Ireland Conference Committee welcome abstracts for consideration for research and practice/policy presentations, and workshops at the Social Care Ireland 2022 Annual Conference. The deadline for abstract submissions is 5pm, Friday 14th January 2022. 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 […]
October 8, 2021

Service Manager – Galway/Roscommon

Description POSITION SUMMARY The Service Manager will be primarily responsible for the operational implementation of the Jigsaw service. The Jigsaw Service Manager will work as part of collaborative leadership team (Service Manager and Clinical Manager) to ensure the safe and effective delivery of the Jigsaw service. Working closely with the Clinical Manager, the Service Manager will ensure the service is in compliance with service related policies and procedures as described in the Jigsaw service manual. The Service Manager has lead responsibility for oversight and management of delivery of youth mental health promotion programmes, youth and community participatory structures and community […]
October 7, 2021

Practice Links Newsletter – October 2021

Practice Links Newsletter – October 2021
October 7, 2021

Healthcare and Law Workshop – Open to all Social Care Ireland Members

Healthcare and Law Workshop Online Healthcare and Law Workshop for HSCPs November 23rd, 24th & 25th. 2021 (Tues-Thurs) Start 9.30am. Finish: 1pm.     Zoom Online Workshop   These three half day workshops are for Health and Social Care Professionals who need to know more about the implications of current healthcare legislation for their own practice and, where relevant, for that of their staff. COVID19 related issues will be included too. This bespoke three half day programme facilitated by La Touche Training will give delegates a full understanding of what they need to know from a legal perspective. The course will explore relevant […]
October 1, 2021


  ATTENTION ALL SOCIAL CARE WORKERS CORU REGISTRATION COMING SOON Soon all Social Care Workers and those working under similar job titles will need to register with CORU in order to practice as a Social Care Worker in Ireland. Social Care Ireland’s CPD Officer will get you and your team ready for professional registration. As the professional representative body for Social Care Workers, Social Care Ireland will give you the most up to date, accurate and reliable information to get you and all your team ready with CORU Registration. ARE YOU READY?? WHO ARE YOU GOING TO CALL? SOCIAL CARE […]
September 24, 2021

Invitation to Join the 60 Day Get up Get Dressed Get Moving Hospital Challenge

The National HSCP office and the Office of Nursing and Midwifery Services Director are leading the 60 Day Get up Get Dressed Get Moving Challenge intended to support Older Persons to be more active while in hospital. The Challenge will commence on the 4th October 2021 and will run until the 3rd December 2021. If you are interested in participating in this campaign, please email both Catherine.devaney1@hse.ie and Deirdre.Lang@hse.ie to register. Further information on the Challenge is attached. You may also be interested in attending a webinar by Prof. Brian Dolan, creator of #endPJparalysis at 11am on 29th September. Brian will be discussing the impact of hospital associated deconditioning. Once […]
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