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Fri 24 Nov

Date for the Diary - Protecting and Connecting: Restoring Social Work in Child Protection

Carmelite Community Centre, 56 Aungier Street, Dublin 2

This full day conference has been organised by the Children & Families Special Interest Group. Further details to follow. 




Speaker Biographies

Rich Devine is a Consultant Social Worker, with over 13 years of experience working with children and families in a child protection context. He has a Masters in Attachment Studies from Roehampton University, London (2018) and is currently a Visiting Researcher at Cambridge University. He writes one of the UK’s most popular social work blogs, exploring topics such as direct work with children, assessment and relationship-based practice. He is also a member of Relational Activism, and has co-facilitated a series of webinars on co-design and co-production with one of the leading experts in this area, Tim Fisher.

Tara Keogh is a Guardian ad Litem and Therapeutic Social Worker with over 15 years' experience working with children and families across a range of services with eight of these as a Social Worker in a child protection / care context. Tara is currently completing a Masters in Attachment Studies with Roehampton University and also has training in Theraplay and Dyadic Developmental Therapy. She provides training to professionals and Social Work students across a range of topics including reflective practice, working with trauma and relational practice.