By making an application you agree to uphold the IASW Code of Ethics and Practice if accepted.


Useful Links


If you wish to practice using the title of social worker in Ireland, it is a statutory requirement that you register with CORU. To find out more about registration and the qualifications needed, visit


HIQA is an independent authority responsible for driving quality, safety and accountability in residential services for children, older people and people with disabilities in Ireland. To view inspection reports, find out more about national standards and the work of HIQA visit their website at

Mental Health Reform 

promotes improved and prioritised mental health services in Ireland. The IASW is a member. Find out more and sign up to the newsletter at

Practice Links

Practice Links is a free e-publication for practitioners working in Irish social services, voluntary and non-governmental sectors. Practice Links was created to help practitioners in these areas to keep up-to-date with new publications, conferences and continuing professional development opportunities. Practice Links is published every other month and distribution is by email, Twitter and on the Practice Links website Follow us on Twitter @PracticeLinks for more regular updates. Practice Links is a publication of the Social Work Development Unit, UCC.

Subject Guide For Social Work

This is a guide to journals, ebooks, bibliographic databases and online resources for the subject 'social work'. It will be relevant to all social workers and others who work in this field. See

The Child Care Law Reporting Project

The CCLRP was established as an independent project to report on child care cases, mainly heard in the District Courts, so that both professionals and members of the public can learn about how and why children are taken into care, and what happens then. To find out more visit

UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre

Based in NUI Galway, the Centre undertakes research, education and training in Family Support and Youth Development with an emphasis on community-based approaches, prevention and early intervention for children and young people experiencing adversity. Find out more at

Migrant Family Support Service 

delivers culturally sensitive supports and advocacy services to migrant families, who are experiencing child protection interventions. The Service offers practical advice and support to migrant families, foster families and social workers. The Migrant Family Support Service also works with existing child protective services, and child support services, to promote the common goal of positive outcomes for migrant families.

For Further Information Contact:

Daniela Jurj,  NCP Migrant Family Support Service Co-ordinator- Tel  01 8727842 / 087 9531815/  E-mail:

Cork- Erin Geragthy, NCP Cork Migrant Family Support Service - Tel 021 2399910 / 087 9605589/  E-mail: web:

The Journal of Practice Teaching & Learning

Care Alliance Ireland 

Guiding support for family carers
Family Carer Training: Resources for Professionals

Care Alliance Ireland is the National Network of Voluntary Organisations supporting Family Carers. A new set of resources, developed by Care Alliance Ireland, to support social workers and other professionals to work more effectively with Family Carers is now available on the website

The CARI Foundation

Are you working with a family affected by child sexual abuse or sexualised behaviour?
Phone CARI Helpline on 
1890 924 567

The CARI Foundation runs a National, Lo-call, Confidential helpline for parents, professionals and carers concerned with

  • Child sexual abuse
  • Sexualised behaviour in children
  • Concerns of online grooming or abuse
  • How to support your child online
  • Support to adult survivors of child sexual abuse
  • Supporting professionals working with child sexual abuse

CARI is a post Assessment service. We provide:

  • Child and Adolescent Therapy
  • Court and Forensic Accompaniment
  • Education and Training for Professionals and Parents
  • Crisis Intervention Appointments in Dublin and Limerick

If you are working with a parent or family who are affected by the above issues, they can avail of our helpline for support.  CARI encourages professionals working in this area to pass our helpline details onto families they think may benefit from our service.

The CARI Helpline can be contacted on 1850 924 567 and it is available Monday to Friday, from 9:30am to 5:30pm

Banking & Payments Federation Ireland

The guide is designed to help you safeguard your finances - keep your money safe now and in the future.

Guide to Safeguarding your Money Now and in the Future. BPFI Guide - Safeguarding Customers Guide - PRINT FILE

Child Care Law Reporting Project

Reporters from the CCLRP attend cases in District Courts around the country selected on a random basis, and cases in the High Court involving children in secure care. Given the nature of some of the cases, which can go on for many months with multiple adjournments, not all case reports published below are complete, but rather reflect what happened in court on that day. We publish below the latest volume of such reports.