June 7, 2022

CORU CPD Pre-Registration Education and Training Video Questionnaire

  CORU are carrying out a questionnaire to gauge interest in the development of a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) pre-registration education and training video resource for use with students undertaking education and training for work in a CORU regulated profession. As part of the training standards for CORU regulated professions CPD is referred to in the Standards of Proficiency. In addition to this, once a graduate enters the register, they must act in line with the Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics which also outlines the requirement to undertake CPD. In light of this, we would like to know if […]
May 31, 2022

Job Vacancy – Social Care Workers

May 31, 2022

Job Vacancy – Person in Charge (Formally Deputy Manager Role)  

Job Description & Specification   Position Title:  Person in Charge (Formally Deputy Manager Role)   Reports to: Manager of Wellsprings Residential and Outreach Services   Location: Wellsprings Wandesford Quay.   Hours of Work: 37 hours per week   Remuneration: The salary in place for this position is Social Worker Team Leader Point 1 Department of Health Pay scales as of 1.4.17.     Details of Service:   Wellsprings is a registered charity and is registered as HURUMA CLG t/a Wellsprings company limited by guarantee, which provides care and aftercare services for young women. The Service was established in 1995 by the Sisters of Mercy, […]
May 31, 2022

Practice Links – June 2022

Please find the June 2022 edition of Practice Links below.   Practice Links is a free @UCCsocialwork e-publication for practitioners working in Irish social services, voluntary, community and non-governmental sectors. Practice Links supports practitioners to keep up-to-date with new publications, electronic publications, conferences, social media, apps, and continuing professional development opportunities. Practice Links June 2022
May 24, 2022

Connecting for Life Implementation Plan 2020-2022

SCI are supporting the HSE strategy below by providing training in suicide awareness that can save lives.   Driving Change Suicide Response Training   Ireland’s national suicide prevention strategy, Connecting for Life (CfL), was launched in June 2015 and the Implementation Plan for 2017-2020 was published in late 2017. In December 2019 the Department of Health supported an extension of CfL for a further five years, with official approval by Cabinet granted in November 2020. In preparation for this, the HSE National Office for Suicide Prevention (NOSP) was asked to lead the development of an implementation plan for 2020-2022, inclusive. […]
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) https://onefamily.ie/accredited-training-for-professionals/
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  info@socialcareireland.ie  
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