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- PublicationAdult Safeguarding Legislation and Policy Rapid Realist Literature Review(Health Services Executive, 2017-05)
; ; ; ; ;The investigation of, and intervention into the alleged abuse of older people has become a dominant feature of social work in Ireland. The international definition of elder mistreatment adopted in most western countries including Ireland, is: ‘Elder abuse is a single or repeated act or lack of appropriate action occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust which causes harm to an older person’ (WHO, 2008; WHO/INPEA, 2002). Operationalising this abstract definition is to describe types or categories of abuse that older people can be subjected to - physical, sexual, psychological, financial and neglect. Although valuable, the limitations of these narrow and mutually exclusive categories are increasingly recognised (Anand et al., 2013; O’Brien et al., 2011; Naughton et al., 2012). There is a major lack of understanding of the voice and experiences of older people in relation to abuse (Anand et al., 2013; Charpentier and Souliéres, 2013; WHO, 2002b). Irish research has demonstrated that older people conceptualise elder abuse as the loss of voice and agency, diminishing status in society, violation of rights and wider societal influences that undermine a sense of individualism and ‘personhood’ (O’Brien et al., 2011; Naughton et al., 2013). 1394
- Publication#Direct Provision 14: No Place To Call Home(Irish Refugee Council, 2014-05)
; ; ;Compilation of contributions to a direct provision Blogathon on Human Rights in Ireland (www.humanrights.ie) on 10 April 2014, marking 14 years of the system of direct provision. 1374
- PublicationEnabling lesbian, gay and bisexual individuals to access their rights under equality law(Equality Commission for Northern Ireland and the Equality Authority, 2007-11)
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- PublicationEquality data issues : the use of data in pursuing equality(Equality Authority, 2000-01-31)This report explores equality issues arising in the collection and publication of data in Ireland and the ways in which data may be used in equality policies and practices.
- PublicationFamily group conference pilot project : evaluation report(Ireland. Mid-Western Health Board, 2002-05)This report has been commissioned to appraise and draw together the main findings of a small Pilot Project on Family Group Conferences (FGCs) aimed at examining the specific fit between family group conferencing and child protection. This is an aspect that had not been previously pilot-tested specifically in Ireland. The pilot project was conducted in the North Tipperary Community Care Area of the Mid-Western Health Board (MWHB) over the period September 2001 to February 2002. The report first describes the FGC process and the pilot project. It provides details of the Conferences held as part of the Pilot Project, as well as the views of the multiple participants involved. The report analyses and presents findings and recommendations.
- PublicationGuide for practitioners - a standardised framework for domestic adoption preparation, assessment and decision-making procedures(Irish Adoption Board, 2004-11-19)
;The purpose of the Adoption Guide and the Framework is to enable agencies and their professional workers to perform their key functions to an appropriate, explicit and consistent standard; to make explicit and transparent the process and the areas which potential adopters will be expected to engage in with the agency; to establish the range of checks which workers would be expected to undertake in respect of prospective adopters; to establish the decision-making process. Decision-making should encompass: if adoption is in the best interests of a particular child and if the applicants should be approved to adopt? Furthermore the question is the match between the child and the family suitable and appropriate? 375
- PublicationThe rights of de facto couples(Irish Human Rights Commission, 2006-05-01)
- PublicationSubmission to the Working Group on the Protection System(2015-03)
;Social workers encounter asylum seekers in many different areas of practice. As frontline practitioners their views are important to consider at a time when the protection and Direct Provision systems are being examined in detail. Drawing on their professional expertise and experience, social workers in this study identified numerous ways in which the Direct Provision system proves detrimental to child development and child welfare, to family relationships and family life, and to individual mental health and wellbeing. In light of concerns that the system will have consequences for children and individuals for generations to come, social workers were strongly of the view that significant changes needed to be made in order to prevent these problems and ensure that children, families and asylum seekers generally are treated humanely and respectfully by the state and by all involved in providing for them. 209
- PublicationTowards a standardised framework for inter- country adoption assessment procedures : a study of assessment procedures in inter-country adoption for Department of Health and Children(Stationery Office, 1999-04-19)
;This study reviews assessment / home study practices in respect of inter country adoption in Ireland arising from concerns that the system was causing difficulties for many stakeholders. A framework for improved practices is put forward by the author. This frame work was incorporated into Irish adoption practice. 399
- PublicationTransitioning from Direct Provision to life in the community: The experiences of those who have been granted refugee status, subsidiary protection or 'leave to remain' in Ireland(Taskforce on Transitional Supports for Persons Granted Status in Direct Provision, 2015-09)
;This submission is based on the preliminary findings of research that is funded by the Irish Research Council under its New Foundations – Engaging Civil Society strand. The research was conducted in partnership with the Irish Refugee Council. A research team of academics and asylum seekers conducted interviews with ex-asylum seekers who have been granted refugee status, subsidiary protection or 'leave to remain', as well as with relevant stakeholders. A total of 22 individuals who had experience of living in Direct Provision (DP) hostel(s) were interviewed. Fourteen had already made the transition and eight were in the process of trying to move out. To date, five stakeholder interviews have taken place. 909
- PublicationWhat Parents Want: A Needs Assessment in Dublin South City(One Family; Tusla - Child and Family Agency; University College Dublin, 2018-10-01)
;This report presents the findings on research on family-related services in Dublin with a specific focus on Dublin South City (DSC). The focus of the research concerns awareness of, perceived need for as well as reported usage of these services. For this report parents were interviewed in focus groups in Dublin South City and a city-wide online survey was conducted. 375