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The Council of Irish Adoption Agencies (CIAA) - Associate Group of IASW

The Council of Irish Adoption Agencies (CIAA) is a forum of adoption agencies. Membership of CIAA is open to all accredited bodies and HSE adoption services. CIAA has been in operation since 1961. CIAA members meet three times a year to consider, address and advocate on the basis of best practice in all aspects of adoption. An Executive group comprising of seven members meet quarterly to organise, oversee and carry out the agreed plans of CIAA.

Adoption agencies are required to designate a social work professional to represent their individual adoption agency at Council and or Executive meetings. CIAA aims to encourage through research, provision of relevant adoption information and continuous professional development workshops that all its members operate to the highest professional standards. CIAA is a member of the Irish Association of Social Workers.