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Independent Social Workers Directory

The IASW is aware that there is a need of independent assessments and consultancy services across a wide range of sectors. That is why Independent Social Workers who are members of the IASW, have been invited to be listed in this Directory. For such, they have provide a short description of their work, along with contact details and CORU number.

The IASW Independents Social Worker members practice in a self-employed capacity and are registered with the appropriate regulatory body, bringing their professional and academic knowledge to their practice.

Everyone listed within the Directory is:

  • Member of the Irish Association of Social Workers (IASW)
  • Required to work within the terms of IASW Code of Ethics and The Code of Practice
  • Required to work with CORU's Code of Professional Conduct & Ethics for Social Workers
  • Must have their own Professional Indemnity Insurance & Fitness to Practice Legal Expenses Cover

Please e-mail any queries to administrator@iasw.ie 

Click here to view ‘Terms & Conditions’: IASW Independent Social Workers Directory - Terms & Conditions

Find an Independent Social Worker in the Directory 

Evelyn Alexander

Type of Work/Specialism: Child Protection, Parenting Capacity Assessment, Voice of the Child, Special Guardianship Assessment, Welfare Reports

Region/Location All areas considered 

Professional Registration: CORU SW00350 

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Julie Austin & Mary Courtney

Type of Work/Specialism: Older Persons, Fair Deal

Region/Location Dublin, Wicklow, Kildare, surrounding areas.

Professional Registration: Julie Austin CORU SW2091 & Mary Courtney CORU SW019432

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Aoife Bairéad

Type of Work/Specialism: Attachment, Trauma and Child Protection

Region/Location: Dublin / Online

Professional Registration: CORU SW003777

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Kieran Buckley

Type of Work/Specialism: Medical Social Work, Vulnerable Adults and Older Persons

Region/Location: Dublin

Professional Registration: CORU SW001171

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Evie Connolly

Type of Work/Specialism: Family Services, Mental Health Services, Disability Services, Safeguarding Adults, Guardian ad Litem Reports, Facilitation of Mental Health Recovery Groups, Therapeutic Riding Coach

Region/Location: All areas considered

Professional Registration: CORU SW027061

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Tara Connolly and Aoife Deacon

Type of Work/Specialism: Assessments and Case Management Support

Region/Location: Dublin, Wicklow, and Meath / Able to travel

Professional Registration: Tara Connolly: CORU SW000024 / Aoife Deacon: CORU SW007151

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Joan Cronin 

Type of Work/Specialism: Children’s Rights. Social Policy analysis. Safeguarding.  Fostering.  Mental Health.  Domestic Violence. Individual and Group Supervision

Region/Location: Cork and online

Professional Registration: CORU SW003036

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Denis Cullen

Type of Work/Specialism: Mental Health, Assessment, Supervisor, Facilitator, Serious Incident Reviews and Root Cause Analysis

Region/Location: West of Ireland, Clare, Galway, Limerick / Nationwide as required / Online

Professional Registration: CORU SW004134

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Aileen Dunne

Type of Work/Specialism: Disability, Child Protection and Medical

Region/Location: Kildare

Professional Registration: CORU SW004841

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Sinéad Hegarty

Type of Work/Specialism: Therapeutic Recovery Work following child sexual abuse. Risk assessment., (ages 4-25), Assessment of Therapeutic Need. Training on all aspects of trauma/ the impact of child sexual Abuse/ Therapeutic Interventions following CSA. Development/implementation of therapeutic programmes. Working with families post sexual abuse. Consultation with other professionals re: complex cases. Victim Impact Reports. Court reports/ assessments. Parenting Assessments

Region/Location: Direct work: Dublin, Inishowen – Letterkenny/Online. Training/Consultancy: Nationwide

Professional Registration: CORU SW058433

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Maggie Hesford

Type of Work/Specialism: Adult services, Physical Disability, Neuro rehab, Older persons, Medical Social Work, Community Support, Safeguarding Adults

Region/Location: Cork/ Online

Professional Registration: CORU SW050352

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Keith Horgan 

Type of Work/Specialism: Disability Services. Child Protection. Safeguarding (Adults & Children). Special Guardianship Assessments. Capacity assessments. Expert Witness

Region/Location: Munster-Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary and Waterford

Professional Registration: CORU SW014324, CoramBAAF

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Tony Macklin

Type of Work/Specialism: Child Protection Assessments/Court Reports for both Public and Private Proceedings/ Kinship Assessments/ Parenting Capacity Assessments/Independent Guardian ad Litem Reports 

Region/Location: Based in Belfast- Available for work in NI/UK/Republic of Ireland 

Professional Registration: CORU SW003794 

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Pavashne Mariah 

Type of Work/Specialism: Child and Family Welfare, Adult Services, Child Services, Mental Health, Play therapy, Sandplay, Management, Supervision

Region/Location: Offaly / Online

Professional Registration: CORU SW03116

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Bláthnaid McCabe

Type of Work/Specialism: Child sexual abuse, complex trauma, family intervention mental health , consultations with teams, MDT, case management 

Region/Location: Dublin/North East & online

Professional Registration: CORU SW005622 

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Eugene McCarthy

Type of Work/Specialism: UK Connected Persons, Fostering and Special Guardian Order Assessments (Hague Convention). Brussels II Placement Assessments (Art 55/Art56), Adult Safeguarding, Mediation, Human Rights and Empowerment

Region/Location: Republic of Ireland

Professional Registration: CORU SW005439

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Kieran McGrath

Type of Work/Specialism: Children & Family, with particular reference to Sexual Abuse and Sexualised Behaviour

Region/Location:  Nationwide Skype / Zoom

Professional Registration: CORU SW019416

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Michael Quinn

Type of Work/Specialism: Child Protection, Section 20 Reports for Public and Private Proceedings, Guardian ad Litem Service, and Ward of Court Reports

Region/Location: Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim, Mayo and Cavan

Professional Registration: CORU, NAGALRO, and IASW

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Trisha Reynolds

Type of Work/Specialism: Fostering Assessments, SGOs and related work

Region/Location: Dublin / Leinster / Nationwide when necessary 

Professional Registration: CORU SW005310

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Niall Rynne  

Type of Work/Specialism: Fostering, Special Guardianship and Connected Persons Assessments, Contact Supervision, Safeguarding, Child Protection and Welfare, Private Family Law, Disability and Report Writing

Region/Location: Nationwide

Professional Registration: CORU SW0006566

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Pawel Stepala

Type of Work/Specialism: Viability Assessments for UK agencies, Kinship and Parenting Assessments, Safeguarding and Protection

Region/Location: Nationwide

Professional Registration: CORU SW011631

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Patricia Sweeney

Type of Work/Specialism: Support/Supervision/Mentoring in Social Work.  Specific Focus on: Housing/Homelessness/Mental Health/Fostering

Region/Location: Nationwide/Online

Professional Registration: CORU SW002881

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Paul Tierney

Type of Work/Specialism: Section 20 court reports, Fostering assessments, Adoption assessments, Intellectual disability, Mediation (separating couples and general), Restorative practice

Region/Location: Galway, Clare, western region, midlands, and Dublin

Professional Registration: CORU SW001761

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Dónal Traynor

Type of Work/Specialism: Children in Care, Adoption, NGO Assessments, Private Family Law (Section 32, 47 Reports)

Region/Location: Munster, Dublin and South Leinster

Professional Registration: CORU SW002658

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