Social Care Games 2015

The date and location have been confirmed for this year’s Social Care Games! The ‘Games’ will take place at Carton House, Maynooth, Co. Kildare on Thursday 24th September 2015 from 1pm-5pm.

There is a charge of €5 per person attending or €30 per Team (maximum of 7 people).

Participants will be provided with a packed lunch after the games

Make sure you get your tickets for this fun-filled day out!

IASCM Seminar – Mindfulness

Mindful Leadership is increasingly being recognised as a key resource for Managers and Team Leaders within the challenging, and often stressful environment of the Social Care setting.

Dee Hennessy, Mindful Facilitator, will facilitate a Presentation for the IASCM on Friday, 10th July 2015, at Louis Fitzgerald Hotel from 9.30am-1pm (Registration takes place at 9am).

This introductory session on Mindful Leadership for Social Care Managers will provide participants with:
– An understanding of Mindful Leadership as a resource
– A framework for the practical application of Mindful Leadership within the Social Care context.

This presentation is free for IASCM Members and €25 for Non-members (inclusive of IASCM Membership Fee).

Please book your tickets at

IASCM Executive

IASCM Training Grant Scheme

The IASCM, in support of its members, has developed a Grants System to assist in the continued professional development of its members, both at Management level and within a team setting. The aim of the Grant System is to assist Social Care Professionals, either individually or as a team, to acquire skills/knowledge to meet the needs of the young people/adults for whom they care through additional training/consultation/mediation. Grants will be awarded for training/team-building projects, which are relevant to continued professional development and/or specific to improving the knowledge/skills of the team as considered by management.

Please click on the link below for further information and to access the Training Grant Application Form.

Training Grant Application Form

Kind Regards
IASCM Executive

IASCM Presentation discussing Drug Use Among Young People in Care Today

Emer Loughrey, Addiction Counsellor for TUSLA, is giving a presentation to the IASCM members on 4th December 2014 from 10.30am to 1pm at the Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, Dublin.
Entitled “The Elephant in the Room”, this presentation will cover a lot of issues that Social Care Workers are faced with currently in relation to drug usage of young people in care currently, and there will be a Q&A session afterwards.

Emer will be joined by colleagues whom come with a variety of expertise and also a wealth of experience in dealing with the issues to be discussed:

Dr. Mairead Smyth Senior Clinical Neuro Psychologist
Larry O’Reilly Addiction Counsellor
Bernie Hunter McCabe Addiction Counsellor
Miriam Finnegan Addiction Counsellor
Peter Graham Addiction Counsellor
Emer Loughrey Addiction Counsellor

This presentation is free for current IASCM members. Any non-members wishing to attend will be required to pay €25.00 which will include yearly Membership to the IASCM.

Please click on this link for tickets

IASCM Executive