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HSE - Safeguarding Policy Review Development Group

06 Jun 2017

The HSE has established a Safeguarding Policy Review Development Group to review and revise the current policy following consideration of stakeholder feedback.

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Press release from the Irish Association of Social Workers

02 Jun 2017

Amendment to press release issued 2.6.17 below, following a recent clarification from TUSLA that indeed Dr Geoffrey Shannon had consulted with them during the preparation for his audit report. IASW would like to apologies for the error to Dr Shannon in our previous press release which we have rectified.

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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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