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All students graduating in any given year will automatically move to ANNUAL (one payment) First Year Post Qualify membership in March of the following year (regardless of when they joined or when they paid the last student fee). To pay your fee in monthly instalments, the member must contact the Office Administrator before 1st March.

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Useful Links

  • CORU - Regulating Health & Social Care Professionals
  • Practice Links
  • Subject Guide For Social Work
  • Child Care Law Reporting Project
  • UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre (UCFRC)
  • LGBT Champions
  • Migrant Family Support Service (MFSS)
  • The Journal of Practice Teaching & Learning
  • Care Alliance Ireland
  • CARI Foundation
  • Footsteps Care - Grants
  • Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI)
  • Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA)
  • The New Social Worker
  • THE HomeShare

CORU - Regulating Health & Social Care Professionals

If you wish to practice using the title of social worker in Ireland, it is a statutory requirement that you register with CORU. To find out more about registration and the qualifications needed visit their webpage.

Practice Links

Practice Links is a free e-publication of the Social Work Development Unit (UCC), for practitioners working in Irish social services, voluntary and non-governmental sectors. It was created to help practitioners in these areas to keep up-to-date with new publications, conferences and continuing professional development opportunities. It is published every other month and distribution is by email, Twitter and on the Practice Links website. Follow them on Twitter @PracticeLinks for more regular updates.

Subject Guide For Social Work 

This is a guide to journals, eBooks, bibliographic databases and online resources for the subject 'social work'. It will be relevant to all social workers and others who work in this field. It  also provides a brief guide to some of the common issues regarding consent that may arise in practice.

Child Care Law Reporting Project

The Child Care Law Reporting Project was established as an independent project to report on child care cases, mainly heard in the District Courts. Its purpose is that both professionals and members of the public can learn about how and why children are taken into care, and what happens then.

UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre (UCFRC)

Based in NUI Galway, the UCFRC undertakes research, education and training in Family Support and Youth Development with an emphasis on community-based approaches, prevention and early intervention for children and young people experiencing adversity. To find out more visit their webpage.

LGBT Champions

In Ireland, as LGBT+ People get older they are often forced into the closet due to the fear of not being accepted, and if they can’t be open about who they are with their health professionals their mental and physical health is put in danger. Our LGBT+ Champions create change in the healthcare system, making LGBT+ Older people visible, safe and assured that they will be accepted even at their most vulnerable time, so that they can go on to live happier, healthier lives as part of their communities.

Danú -Birth Mothers Group Sligo

A group for mothers who have placed a child for adoption. They have been meeting as a group for some time to talk about their experiences of adoption. To find out more visit their webpage.

Migrant Family Support Service (MFSS)

The MFSS, established in January 2014 and supported by Tusla Child and Family Agency, delivers culturally sensitive supports and advocacy services to migrant families who are experiencing child protection interventions. The MFSS offers practical advice and support to migrant families, foster families and social workers. It also works with existing child protective services, and child support services, to promote the common goal of positive outcomes for migrant families.

The Journal of Practice Teaching & Learning

The Journal covers all aspects of practice teaching ('field education') in workplace settings in health, nursing, social work and social care and related fields. It also considers the changing policy context. Material is practically relevant to what trainers, managers and workers actually do. A main theme is the effectiveness of training and education as preparation for work.

Care Alliance Ireland 

Care Alliance Ireland is the National Network of Voluntary Organisations supporting Family Carers. A new set of resources, developed by Care Alliance Ireland, to support social workers and other professionals to work more effectively with Family Carers is now available on the website.

CARI Foundation

CARI is a leading voluntary organisation with a proven track record in providing child centered specialised therapy and support to children, families and groups affected by child sexual abuse, regardless of means. Are you working with a family affected by child sexual abuse or sexualised behaviour? The CARI Foundation runs a National, Lo-call, confidential helpline for parents, professionals and carers concerned with:

  • Child sexual abuse
  • Sexualised behaviour in children
  • Concerns of online grooming or abuse
  • How to support your child online
  • Support to adult survivors of child sexual abuse
  • Supporting professionals working with child sexual abuse

CARI is a post Assessment service nd they provide:

  • Child and Adolescent Therapy
  • Court and Forensic Accompaniment
  • Education and Training for Professionals and Parents
  • Crisis Intervention Appointments in Dublin and Limerick

If you are working with a parent or family who are affected by the above issues, they can avail of our helpline for support.  CARI encourages professionals working in this area to pass their helpline details (available Monday to Friday 9:30am – 5:30pm) onto families they think may benefit from their service.

Footsteps Care - Grants

Footsteps Care provides one off grants to patients in need of convalescent care, following surgical or medical treatment in hospital, when no public beds are available, and they would be unable to fund a private bed themselves. You can find more information here.

Footsteps Care are pleased to announce a new service which we are providing – grants towards the cost of respite care. These grants are available to persons needing respite care when HSE grants have already been accessed and no further funding is available from the HSE. You can find more information here.

Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI)

BPFI and Safeguarding Ireland are calling on adult to take proactive steps to plan ahead and avoid financial abuse by talking to someone they trust about their future finances. Whether you have a little or lot to safeguard, some simple steps in planning ahead include:

  • Understanding and organising your day-to-day banking to best protect against financial abuse
  • Checking your bank account(s) regularly
  • Ensuring access for you, and only a trusted person if needed, to your money by putting in place an Enduring Power of Attorney.”

They have designed a guide to help you safeguard your finances - keep your money safe now and in the future. Guide to Safeguarding your Money Now and in the Future:

Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA)

HIQA is an independent authority responsible for driving quality, safety and accountability in residential services for children, older people and people with disabilities in Ireland. To view inspection reports, find out more about national standards and the work of HIQA visit their webpage.

The New Social Worker

The New Social Worker, the social work careers magazine, has been published since 1994. Each issue provides practical articles on social work students, social work ethics, field placement, practice issues, practice specialties, technology in social work, book reviews, and more. The quarterly magazine for social work students, recent graduates, and others interested in the social work profession, was founded by Linda May Grobman, MSW, ACSW, LSW.

The HomeShare

They provide an innovative alternative to social support. Living independently for older and younger adults is very expensive in Ireland today. THE HomeShare provides a medium to long term solution for both generations to live their best life. If you are looking for affordable accommodation or support to remain living in your own home contact them.