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Professional Affiliations


Health & Social Care Professions Alliance (HSCPA)

The Health and Social Care Professions Alliance (HSCPA) is a grouping of the professional bodies of those professions regulated, or due to be regulated, by CORU. Current membership is growing and comprises representatives of :audiologists, counsellors, chiropodists, clinical biochemists, clinical measurement physiologists, dietitians, occupational therapists, orthoptists, optometrists, social care, social workers, speech and language therapists, radiographers, radiation therapists, psychologists, psychotherapists, physiotherapists, phlebotomists, play therapists and podiatrists

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National Practice Teaching in Social Work Initiative (NPTSWI)

The NPTSWI (2021 – 2023) was a project involving the collaboration of the 6 HEI’S providing social work education in Ireland supported by the IASW and funded by the DCEDIY. The initiative profiled practice teaching in the profession and supported social work practice teaching through CPD events, a national conference, and the collation and creation of open-access resources.


International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW)

The IFSW is the global body for the profession. The Federation and its national members strive for social justice, human rights and inclusive, sustainable social development through the promotion of social work best practice and engagement in international cooperation.

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Mental Health Reform 

Mental Health Reform promotes improved and prioritised mental health services in Ireland. The IASW is a member. To find out more and sign up to their newsletter visit their webpage.

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Children’s Rights Alliance

Founded in 1995, the Children’s Rights Alliance unites over 100 members working together to make Ireland one of the best places in the world to be a child. They change the lives of all children in Ireland by making sure that their rights are respected and protected in laws, policies and services. They identify problems for children, develop solutions, educate and provide information on children's rights.

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The Wheel

They are Ireland’s national association of community and voluntary organisations, charities and social enterprises. They are unique in their role as a ‘one-stop-shop’ for anything related to the charity and nonprofit sector. 


European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN)

Established in 1990, EAPN Ireland is a network of groups and individuals working against poverty. It is the Irish national network of the European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN Europe), which has two decades of experience in lobbying for progressive social change and anti-poverty initiatives across Ireland and Europe. The Mission of EAPN Ireland is To put the eradication of poverty at the top of the Irish and European policy agenda and empower groups working to end poverty to understand and influence policy-making.

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Age Action

Their services and programmes support older people and their families to live full and independent lives and they endeavour to ensure services and supports are models of good practice.


Irish Network Against Racism (INAR) & Reporting Racism In Ireland

The INAR is a membership organisation. Their strength is in their members, a growing, national Network of diverse Civil Society Organisations committed to combating racism and all related forms of discrimination in every sphere of life in Ireland. They are dedicated to finding common strategies and policy positions for combating racism, finding ways of complementing each other’s work, and offering cross-community and cross-sectoral support and solidarity.

Reporting Racism in Ireland enables people who experience or witness racism and/or those supporting them to do something about it and break the silence.


Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL)

ICCL is Ireland’s leading independent human rights campaigning organisation. They monitor, educate and campaign to secure human rights for everyone in Ireland. They are committed to an Ireland that is more just, more free, and where human rights and civil liberties are enjoyed by everyone.


Irish Foster Care Association (IFCA)

The Irish Foster Care Association is the national organisation that supports foster families and the wider fostering community. We advance and promote best practice in foster care through support, learning and advocacy. Membership is broad based and includes foster and relative carers, social workers, child care workers, academics and others with an interest in or who are involved in foster care.

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Safeguarding Ireland

Safeguarding Ireland promotes safeguarding of vunerable adults to protect them from all forms of abuse by persons, organisations and institutions to develop a national plan for promoting their welfare.