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Tue 15 Jun

Behind Closed Doors: Abuse in Care Settings

9.30 - 1.00


The School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice UCD in collaboration with the Irish Association of Social Workers and BASW NI are delighted to co-host a free webinar to mark World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2021.

A recording of the event is available at

Our webinar will explore the topic of abuse in care settings starting off with a focus on older people and elder abuse and broadening the discussion out to the abuse of adults of all ages in care settings, exploring implications for policy and practice. Our webinar will be of interest to memners of the general public, NGO's and third sector organisations, health and social care professionals, family carers, residential care and nursing home staff, managers and providers, nurses, doctors, policymakers, researchers and politicians. We have a fantatsic line-up of speakers including;

Professor Sara Ryan, Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK, author of ‘‘Justice for Laughing Boy’’ and ‘‘Love, Learning Disabilities and Pockets of Brilliance"

Eddie Lynch, Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland

Bernadette McNally, Independent Chair of the Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland and Chair of the National Independent Review Panel (NIRP), Republic of Ireland

Professor Joseph Ibrahaim, Head of Health, Law and Ageing-Research Unit Dept. of Forensic Medicine, Monash University, Australia, author of “Recommendations for Prevention of Injury-Related Deaths in Residential Aged Care Services ”

Celine O’Connor, Principal Adult Safeguarding Social Worker, IASW member

Care Champions and Dr Sarah Donnelly, School of Social Policy Social Work and Social Justice, UCD and IASW member

To secure your place at this event, go to