IASW Independent Social Workers
Name: Dónal Traynor
Telephone: 085 119 2721
Type of Work/Specialism: Children in Care, Adoption, NGO Assessments, Private Family Law (Section 32, 47 Reports)
CORU Registration Number: SW002658
Region/Location: Munster, Dublin and South Leinster
Languages spoken: English
Business name/address: Unit 4, Applegate Centre, Shandon, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, X35 C973
Description of relevant experience/profile:
- I have worked in statutory child protection, on a generic social work child protection team. I have also worked for almost six years as a Children in Care social worker.
- I have worked as a medical social worker (senior sexual health adviser) in Dublin, London and on the south-East Coast of England, primarily in sexual health and HIV & Blood Borne Virus treatment centres.
- I work as an independent social worker, carrying out assessments of potential adoptive parents considering inter-country adoption, and promoting the voice of the child in ‘Foster Care to Adoption’ cases.
- I work as a Guardian ad Litem and I am experienced at assessing complex cases, planning for the child’s future care, and writing reports on complex cases for Court and other relevant bodies.
Qualifications: B.Soc.Si, NQSW
Professional registrations: CORU, IASW, and NAGALRO
Extra skills: I have a particular interest in attachment, developmental trauma, and supporting parents and carers in the use of therapeutic parenting