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Fri 25 May

Adoption from Foster Care Conference: Improving Social Work Practice Through Exploring Research Findings

9.00 - 4.00

UCD: School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice, Hannah Sheehy Skeffington Building, Room C001.

€20 IASW members/€50 non-members

BOOKING IS CLOSED. HOWEVER, THERE ARE STILL PLACES AVAILABLE IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PAY ON THE DAY. ONLY CASH CAN BE ACCEPTED. 

Adoption from Foster Care - Improving Social Work Practice Through Exploring Research Findings

 

This event is a collaboration between the IASW Social Workers in Foster Care SIG and the School of Social Policy Social Work and Social Justice, UCD

Venue & Directions: School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice, Hannah Sheehy Skeffington Building, Room C001.  Directions to the venue, transport facilities and parking arrangements can be found at the link below. https://www.ucd.ie/socialpolicyworkjustice/about/campus/

After you have booked a place by selecting the "BOOK NOW" box above and completing the booking and payment details, we would ask that you finalise the registration process by forwarding an email to the conference organisers at swifcconference@gmail.com giving:

1) Your Geographic Base and

2) Your Agency / area of practice or interest in conference subject.

This information will enable the organisers allocate an appropriate mix of participants within workshops. Only documentation or communications relating to the conference would be shared with participants via the email address provided.  The information gathered would be retained only for the duration of the conference and then deleted. 

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

9.00

Registration / Tea / Coffee

9.30   Opening

Dr Valerie O’Brien – Setting the Subject in it’s National & International Context

10 – 11.00

Prof Brid Featherstone and Prof Anna Gupta - The Role of The Social Worker In Adoption In The UK: Messages From An Enquiry Into Ethics And Human Rights

11 00 - 11.30

Tea / Coffee Break     

11.30 –12.30

Angela Palmer - Presentation of PhD Research findings ‘Young People’s Experience of Adoption From Care’

Dr Simone McCaughren – Reflections On The Effect of Adoption Amendment Act 2017

Marie Cregan – Foster Carers’ views on Adoption from Care

 

12.30 to 2.00

Lunchtime

2.00

Breakout Groups: An Exploration of the Different Themes

3.30

Conclusions

Mapping the Issues that need attention - Practice Policy and the Law

4.00

Conference ends

 

                                                                                                                  

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