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All students graduating in any given year will automatically move to ANNUAL (one payment) First Year Post Qualify membership in March of the following year (regardless of when they joined or when they paid the last student fee). To pay your fee in monthly instalments, the member must contact the Office Administrator before 1st March.

By making an application you agree to uphold the IASW Code of Ethics and Practice if accepted.

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Fitness to Practise Legal Expense Cover

The IASW provides Fitness to Practise Legal Expenses cover (no other legal expenses or advice are covered under this policy) to the 'working' membership categories: Full-Time, Part-Time (20hrs or less) and First Year Post Qualify members.

Check out our simple sign up form today and become part of our professional community. 

A copy of the policy for Fitness to Practise is available to view/print from the downloads section on this page.  

The IASW is offering a superior insurance coverage, summarised as follows:

  • The IASW policy is a legal contract that is binding and enforceable in a court of law, the same as any other insurance policy.
  • We specify the amount the insurance provider is prepared to make available to a member to defend a FTP situation.
  • The IASW policy is per member on an individual basis. Most importantly each member has a ring fenced legal expenses limit of €250,000 that is unique to them and is not being provided on a discretionary basis.
  • IASW insurers are also very experienced in this area both here in Ireland and in the UK.  

IMPORTANT INFO RE: FITNESS TO PRACTISE LEGAL EXPENSE COVERAGE

  1. IASW provides members in the 'working' categories with Fitness to Practise Legal Expenses insurance. This insurance will only respond to matters initiated by CORU that have occurred after the inception date of the insurance. Any matters that arose prior to the IASW initial membership date i.e. the date you joined are not insured under this facility. 
  2. The Fitness to Practise Legal Expenses insurance that IASW have purchased on behalf of members only covers current IASW members. An individual has to be a member of IASW at the time that a CORU process commences. If membership is cancelled or lapsed then the individual concerned no longer has the benefit of the this important insurance.

HOW TO MAKE A CLAIM

As soon as You have a legal problem that You may require assistance with under this insurance (Fitness to Practice Letter of Complaint only) You should telephone the IASW office on 086 024 1055 or officemanager@iasw.ie

If You need a lawyer to act for You and Your problem is covered under this insurance, the IASW will assist You by submitting Your claim details to Us.

In general terms, You are required to immediately notify Us of any potential claim or circumstances which may give rise to a claim. If You are in doubt whether a matter constitutes a notifiable claim or circumstance, contact the Legal Helpline.

If you are unable to contact the IASW Office un relation to your claim, You can telephone the Legal Helpline on 1890 868 000 for legal advice on any problem occurring under this Fitness to Practice Legal Expenses policy within the Republic of Ireland.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN CORU RECEIVES A COMPLAINT?

Click here for further information. https://coru.ie/health-and-social-care-professionals/fitness-to-practise/what-happens-when-a-complaint-is-received-about-me/fitness-to-practise-information-for-registrants/

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