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The Cork Area Policy Implementation Group Seminar 2019

By: CKT | Posted on: 12 Aug 2019

The Cork Area Policy Implementation Group (CAPIG) will host their second annual seminar in Bessborough, Mahon on Thursday, 12th September 2019. The theme of the seminar will focus on how to promote trauma-informed practice within Tusla’s service delivery. 

Speakers on the day include Comyn Kelleher Tobin’s Denise Kirwan, Partner in Child and Family Law, Maria Lotty, Fostering Link Worker and PhD Candidate, Tusla, Marie Ahearne, Regional Manager Residential Services, Tusla and others including a representative from the Barnahaus Pilot Project in Galway and the Rape Crisis Network.

CAPIG is an organised, expert implementation support to frontline staff in the Cork Area child protection and welfare services and has representation from all relevant teams and key stakeholders.

The primary function of CAPIG is to oversee and support the implementation of child protection and welfare policies into frontline social work practice. In so doing CAPIG performs the following tasks:

  • Move policies through the stages of the implementation process
  • Identify barriers and find solutions
  • Employ data-based decision making
  • Evaluate outcomes

CAPIG also provides a forum for integrating the extensive knowledge and experience of frontline staff and local managers during policy development by also facilitating channels of communication with TUSLA’s national office.

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