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Social Workers in Children & Families

The Child and Family Special Interest Group (SIG) of the IASW is involved in all matters relating to the service provided to children and families in Community Social Work

Our role includes:·

  • Advocating on behalf of service users
  • Representing Social Workers’ views
  • Highlighting service needs, such as staff & resource issues 
  • Membership of IASW Council – to advise the association of children & family    issues
  • Liaising with policy makers (HSE & Government Departments) through the IASW
  • Linking with NGO’s such as The Children’s Rights Alliance 
  • Drafting and promoting policy documents such as 2011: ‘A Call for Change’
  • Organising training events and speakers on topical & practice issues