Next conference, October 2019. See you then. Follow us on Twitter for updates @swconfucc

6th national conference. 2 days. 2 Practice Masterclasses. 4 keynote speakers. 9 parallel sessions with 30 papers and 54 contributors. 250 delegates. Come join us at UCC in October!


The national child protection and welfare social work conference has taken place on a biennial basis at University College Cork since 2007. The aim of this conference series is to provide a space for practitioners in the area of child protection and welfare to hear about and debate new developments in the areas of research, policy and practice, and to network with colleagues.

The conference will be of interest to social workers, policy makers, researchers, legal professionals, social care workers, students and anyone with an interest in the field of child protection and welfare. This conference is a not-for-profit event and is a partnership between the School of Applied Social Studies (UCC), staff from child protection and welfare teams in the Child and Family Agency and the IASW Southern Branch.

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Theme: Future directions for child protection and welfare: where to and why?

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