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State agencies to review care of disabled children

15 Jan 2018

An Investigation by the Ombudsman for Children has found that a lack of coordination between two State agencies was responsible for denying adequate support to a woman who has been fostering a teenager with Down syndrome and severe autism.

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Let Europe face up to human trafficking in 2018

12 Jan 2018

Europe’s reception of children seeking refuge is particularly shameful

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Almost 800,000 live in poverty despite improved economy – think tank

09 Jan 2018

Social Justice Ireland reacts to Ibec’s economic outlook, says 1m people experiencing deprivation

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BASW Article "A Subject of Concern: The Experiences of Social Workers Referred to the Health and Care Professions Council"

04 Jan 2018

In order to practise social work in England, all social workers must register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Only those who are registered can legally work as or call themselves a social worker. Once registered, if concerns about their practice are raised, social workers may find they are then made subject to a ‘Fitness to Practise’ (FTP) process.

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DCYA - Review of the Child Care Act 1991

03 Jan 2018

The Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) has commenced a review of the Child Care Act 1991. The 1991 Act is a wide ranging piece of legislation which, at its core, seeks to promote the welfare of children who may not receive adequate care and protection.

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Statement on World Human Rights Day by IFSW Human Rights Commission

18 Dec 2017

From IFSW’s standpoint human rights stands at the heart of social work, and from its very beginnings social work has been …a human rights profession

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