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  • The Development of Social Care Ireland Dave Williams Chairperson Social Care Ireland
  • What is Social Care Ireland?
    • Social Care Ireland is an umbrella body which incorporates the three representative bodies of the discipline of social care
    • - Irish Association of Social Care Workers
    • - Irish Association of Social Care Educators
    • - Residential Managers Association
  • The Foundation of Social Care Ireland
    • Provides a model of partnership in bringing together the three major stakeholders in the social care profession: practitioners, managers and educators.
  • Reasons for the Development of Social Care Ireland
    • To provide a consistent and cohesive voice both privately and publicly to key issues relevant to social care work and education
    • To help bring elements of social care education, training and practice closer together
    • To aid consultation for outside agencies on the development of the social care profession
  • Reasons for the Development of Social Care Ireland
    • Follow some of the successes of other professions in providing a common voice for different branches of the same discipline
  • Social Care Ireland
    • Is made up of nine committee members consisting of three executive committee members from the IASCE, IASCW and RMA.
    • IASCW: David Power, Dave Williams, Noel Howard
    • IASCE: Kevin Lalor, Pat McGarthy, Denise Lyons
    • RMA: John Molloy, Ciaran Campbell, Sean O’ Callaghan
  • Development of Social Care Ireland since annual conference 2010
    • Establishment of Social Care Ireland Executive Committee.
    • Agreed constitution for the governance of Social Care Ireland as an umbrella body.
    • Creation of website, communication network, bank account. Web site to be launched this month.
    • First annual Social Care Ireland Conference.
  • The work of Social Care Ireland
    • Meeting with Minister for Health in relation to the readiness for social care work to become a registered profession.
    • Meeting with Minister for Children to discuss key issues relevant to social care work e.g registration, violence against care staff, the provision of dedicated legislation for aftercare services
  • The work of Social Care Ireland
    • Involved in the drafting of the CORU standards in measuring equivalency of social care education and training courses from outside Ireland
    • Involved in the drafting of the new HETAC standards for social care education and training
    • Involved in the compilation of the new draft standards for residential care and foster care
  • Future Plans
    • Meeting with key stakeholders in relation to developing an agreed student policy in relation to Garda vetting
    • To arrange meeting with new minister for Health to further the progression of registration for social care workers
    • To arrange meeting with new minister for children to discuss key issues relevant to social care work
  • Future Plans
    • Public Launch of Social Care Ireland in June 2011
    • To represent the views of our members as issues arise throughout the year
    • To assist in the co ordination of a dedicated Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Officer for Social Care Work
  • Future Plans
    • Free seminar training days on topical issues relevant to social care work. These seminars will be conducted around the country to increase accessibility to members nationwide.
    • To make the Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies (IJASS) an academic journal of Social Care Ireland
  • Contact Details for Social Care Ireland
    • Email: info@socialcareireland.ie
    • Website: www.socialcareireland.ie
    • Phone: 0858454380