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Eugene McCarthy


IASW Independent Social Workers

Name: Eugene McCarthy


Telephone: 086 811 8032

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

CORU Registration Number: SW005439

Region/Location: Republic of Ireland

Languages spoken: English

Description of relevant experience/profile:

  • I work regularly for the High Court Wards of Court Office & The Office of the General Solicitor Dublin, in relation to the safety & welfare of older persons and vulnerable adults.
  • I work extensively in childcare and undertake fostering, Connected Person (CoramBAAF), & Special Guardian assessments for UK Social Services seeking to place children in Ireland.
  • I possess 20 years’ experience as a Guardian Ad Litem & advocate in Child Care proceedings.
  • I provide ongoing follow-up support, review, and oversight in all areas.
  • As a qualified barrister I work to ensure a Human Rights based approach to social work and agency practice, and in the delivery of services to all client groups.


  • Qualified Mediator Mediators Institute of Ireland
  • Diploma in Counselling Skills ICHAS
  • Social Studies Trinity College Dublin
  • CQSW Trinity College Dublin
  • Diploma in Legal Studies Kings inns Dublin
  • Guardian Ad Litem Training State of Maine Judicial Courts Maine USA
  • Barrister at law Degree Kings Inns Dublin

Professional registrations: Ireland: IASW & The Irish Foster Care Association / UK: Coram BAAF & NAGALRO

Extra skills: 2014-2019 External Lecturer to final year social work students Trinity College Dublin Providing modules in:                  

  • Conflict & Mediation                                                                                         
  • Human Rights- a Social Work perspective,
  • The Guardian Ad Litem in childcare proceedings
  • Assisted Decision Making Capacity Act 2015
  • Natural Justice & Fair Procedure in Social Work