CKT co-sponsor the second annual CAPIG seminar

CKT co-sponsor the second annual CAPIG seminar

Denise Kirwan, Partner in Child and Family Law, at CKT was one of several insightful speakers at last week’s second annual Cork Area Policy Implementation Group (CAPIG) seminar.

The promotion of trauma-informed practice within Tusla’s service delivery was the dominant theme of the seminar. Denise spoke on the Victims of Crime Act 2017 and the protections for child complainants.

Co-sponsored by CKT solicitors, other speakers on the day included Maria Lotty, Fostering Link Worker and PhD Candidate, Tusla, Marie Ahearne, Regional Manager Residential Services, Tusla and Julie O’Donnell and Dr. Joanne Nelson from the Barnahaus Pilot Project in Galway, Caroline Counihan, the Rape Crisis Network and Detective Inspector, Michael Coppinger.

Representatives from across the field of child protection attended including Child protection and welfare, Residential services, Creative Community Alternatives, Youth Homeless services, Cork City Council, Cork County Council, An Garda Siochana, HSE amongst others.


What is CAPIG?

Cork Area Policy Implementation Group (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.

Its primary function is to oversee and support the implementation of child protection and welfare policies into frontline social work practice. 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.

Pictured above are speakers and representatives from the CAPIG. 


Dr. Joanne Nelson, Barnahaus Galway, Denise Kirwan, CKT, Detective Inspector Michael Coppinger, and Olivia O'Connell, Tusla. 

Should you wish to find out more about Child protection law, please contact Denise Kirwan or any of the Solicitors in CKT’s Child and Family Law team