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Submissions and Representations

This section contains selected submissions made by the IASW to national consultations as well as representations made on behalf of members.


Opening Statement by the IASW to the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth re. Issues In Foster Care 20.09.22
Opening Statement by the IASW to the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth re. Issues In Foster Care 20.09.22
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7.9.22 - Public Consultation on a Referendum on Housing in Ireland - Letter to Mr. John O’Connor, Chair of the Housing Commission and Ms. Ailbhe O’Neill BL, Chair of the Commission’s Referendum Subcommittee

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IASW Letter to Minister Rabbitte_15.07.22

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30.5.22 Letter to An Taoiseach - Mental health organisations call on the Taoiseach to urgently address discriminatory omission in the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) (Amendment) Bill 2022

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IASW Letter RE Disruption in Residential Care Service Provision 14.4.22

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Opening Statement by the Irish Association of Social Workers (IASW) to the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Disability Matters 29.03.22

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Submission to the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Disability Matters 29.03.22

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An Garda Síochána’s Older Person Strategy Submission Form 1.4.22

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IASW Supports Open Letter on Citizens' Assembly on Drugs_28.03.22
IASW Supports Open Letter on Citizens' Assembly on Drugs_28.03.22
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IASW Letter to Minister O'Gorman re. Ukrainian Refugees_22Mar22
IASW Letter to Minister O'Gorman re. Ukrainian Refugees_22Mar22
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IASW Presentation to the Joint Committee on Mental Health re. Mental Health (Amendment) Bill_22Mar22
IASW Presentation to the Joint Committee on Mental Health re. Mental Health (Amendment) Bill_22Mar22
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12.01.22_Letter to Minister Anne Rabbitte RE Brandon Report

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12.01.22_Letter to HSE CEO Paul Reid RE Brandon Report

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Review of the Employment Equality and Equal Status Acts Submission from the Irish Association of Social Workers 2.12.21

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IASW Submission 2.11.21 Draft Overarching National Standards for the Care and Support of Children using Health and Social Care Services

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IASW Submission - Consultation-National Standards for Home support services 01.10.21
Consultation-National Standards for Home support services
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01.10.21 IASW Submission - Public consultation on Disability Social Care Services to guide plan for the next 4 years (2022-2025)
Public consultation on Disability Social Care Services to guide plan for the next 4 years (2022-2025)
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Minister Butler Family Focused Interventions 15.09.21

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IASW Submission - Public Consultation to inform the revision of the Rules and Code of Practice governing the use of seclusion and restraint in inpatient mental health services which are subject to regulation by the Mental Health Commission

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Submission for Public Consultation on the review of the Occupations Lists for Employment Permits 12.08.21

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National Action Plan Against Racism For Ireland Public Consultation -IASW Submission 14.7.21
National Action Plan Against Racism For Ireland Public Consultation -IASW Submission 14.7.21
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Family Justice Oversight Group_ IASW Submission_24.02.21

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Review of the Quality Framework for Mental Health Services in Ireland 5.7.21

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IASW Submission Draft National Standards for Children’s Social Services 21.04.21

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SWAMH and IASW Mental Health Review Submission 09.04.21

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Letter from Ted McEnery to IASW_Re. Adult Safeguarding_07.12.20

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Letter from Colm O'Reardon to Ted McEnery_ Re. Adult Safeguarding_27.11.20

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IASW Feedback_National Stroke Strategy_18.11.20
IASW Feedback_National Stroke Strategy_18.11.20
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IASW Submission_Committee on Disabiity Matters_13.11.20
IASW Submission_Committee on Disabiity Matters_13.11.20
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IASW Letter to Ted McEnery_ Re. IASW Submission to the Oireachtas Special Committee on Health regarding Adult Safeguarding in Ireland_11.11.20

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IASW Submission_HIQA Scoping Consultation_23.09.20
HIQA scoping consultation on the Overarching National Standards for the Care and Support of Children using Health and Social Care Services
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Special Interest Group in Ageing (SIGA)_Pre-Budget Submission_Budget 2021_02.09.20

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SWAMH Statement on Revised Mental Health Policy - ‘Sharing the Vision’ _ 15.07.20
"A Mental Health Policy for Everyone" for the period of 2020 to 2030, which was launched on 17th June 2020
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CNO Post_June2020
Letter from HSCPA to Min Health regarding CNO Post
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Covid-19 Oireachtas Committee_Submission from IASW_24.06.20

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A Regulatory Framework for Adult Safeguarding
A Regulatory Framework for Adult Safeguarding
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Guidance on a Human Rights-Based Approach in Health and Social Care Services
13 Nov 2019
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Draft Guidance on a Human Rights-Based Approach to Care and Support in Health and Social Care Settings
5 June 2019
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Guidance for Bereavement Support provided by Specilaist Palliaitve Care Social Workers in Ireland, Oct 2019
This document provides evidence informed guidance to all specialist palliative care social workers who are involved in the delivery of bereavement support to patients and families.
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Falling Through the Cracks: The case for change
Falling Through the Cracks: The case for change. Key developments and next steps for Adult Safeguarding in Ireland
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Home Coalition – Experiences from the Grassroots
IASW one of 22 CHARITIES, NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANISATIONS AND CAMPAIGNERS WORKING TOWARDS HOME CARE 2021
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SIGA - Deprivation of Liberty: Safeguard Proposals Consultation Paper Feedback
SIGA - Deprivation of Liberty: Safeguard Proposals Consultation Paper Feedback July 2019
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Social Workers & Migration - Submission to the Oireachtas Committee on Justice and Equality
Social Workers & Migration - Submission to the Oireachtas Committee on Justice and Equality July 2019
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Primary Care SIG Feedback to FORSA on the 2019 Final Draft of the National Safeguarding Policy
Primary Care SIG Feedback to FORSA on the 2019 Final Draft of the National Safeguarding Policy July 2019
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SWID - Draft Standards for Community Specialist Rehabilitation
SWID - Draft Standards for Community Specialist Rehabilitation July 2019
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SWID - Draft Standards for Inpatient Specialist Rehabilitation
SWID - Draft Standards for Inpatient Specialist Rehabilitation July 2019
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SWAMH - Draft Guidance on a Human Rights-Based Approach to Care and Support in Health and Social Care Settings 2019
SWAMH - Draft Guidance on a Human Rights-Based Approach to Care and Support in Health and Social Care Settings July 2019
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IASW Submission on HIQA Draft Guidance on a Human Rights-Based Approach to Care and Support in Health and Social Care Settings
IASW Submission on HIQA Draft Guidance on a Human Rights-Based Approach to Care and Support in Health and Social Care Settings July 2019
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IASW & BASW Northern Ireland letter to Tanaiste re. Brexit Implications 06.12.18
IASW & BASW Northern Ireland letter to Tanaiste re. Brexit Implications 06.12.18
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SWID_Submission on Draft HSE Adult Safeguarding Policy 14.09.2018
SWID_Submission on Draft HSE Adult Safeguarding Policy 14.09.2018
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HMSW_Forum Feedback on Draft HSE Adult Safeguarding Policy 10.09.2018
HMSW_Forum Feedback on Draft HSE Adult Safeguarding Policy 10.09.2018
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SIGA_Submission Draft HSE Adult Safeguarding Policy 06.09.18
SIGA_Submission Draft HSE Adult Safeguarding Policy 06.09.18
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IASW Submission SWRB Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics Sept 2018
IASW Submission SWRB Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics_Sept 2018
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HMSW_Submission to Expert Review Group of Delayed Discharges 25.07.18
Independent Expert Review of Delayed Discharges
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SWID Review of the Assessment of Need Standard Operating Procedure 14June2018
SWID Submission on review of AON SOP - 14.06.18
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SIGA Submission "A Draft Code of Practice for Designated Healthcare Representatives" 09.05.18
Submission in respect of “A Draft Code of Practice for Designated Healthcare Representatives” by Anne O Loughlin on behalf of IASW Special Interest Group in Ageing (SIGA )
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SIGA Submission Consultation Feedback - Draft Code of Practice for Designated Healthcare Representatives on AHCD 03.05.18
SIGA Submission Consultation Feedback - Draft Code of Practice for Designated Healthcare Representatives on AHCD 03.05.18
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SIGA Submission Consultation Feedback - Draft Code of Practice for HSCPs on AHCD 03.05.18
SIGA Submission Consultation Feedback - Draft Code of Practice for HSCPs on AHCD 03.05.18
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Safeguarding Vulnerable Persons at Risk of Abuse:
National Policy and Procedures 2014
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