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Report highly critical of child protection system

29 May 2017

A major report due to be published this morning finds that a complete cultural change is needed in Ireland's child protection system. The report, written by the Government's Special Rapporteur on Child Protection, Dr Geoffrey Shannon, was commissioned by An Garda Síochána in the wake of the controversy surrounding the removal of two Roma children from their families by gardaí in 2013.

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Letter to the members from Chair of the IASW, Frank Browne

23 May 2017

Dear Members, I write to you to update you following our IASW National Social Work Conference and AGM at the Radisson Hotel in Athlone on 12th of May.

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New Laws on Sexual Offences

23 May 2017

Legislation Decriminalises People with Intellectual Disabilities Having Sexual Relationships

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IASW IN THE NEWS State urged to fund statutory social work service for vulnerable adults

17 May 2017

The Irish Association of Social Workers has called on the Government to establish and fund a statutory social work service for vulnerable adults, amid warnings that many people are allowed to drift into the margins of society with no single agency responsible for their welfare.

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Children at risk: failing the vulnerable

15 May 2017

Tusla has been starved of resources and political will. The State has responsibility to care for vulnerable children and young people when their parents or guardians are unable to do so. Yet, an independent review published this week shines yet another harsh light on the ability of our social services to respond to the needs of children whose safety or welfare is at risk

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Assisted Decision-Making Guide for Health and Social Care Professionals: Consultation Feedback Submitted by the IASW

03 May 2017

Assisted Decision-Making Guide for Health and Social Care Professionals: Consultation Feedback Submitted by IASW 24/04/17

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