The Social Work Development Unit (SWDU) was established in 2005 by social work staff in the School of Applied Social Studies at University College Cork to actively develop and enhance the profession of social work in the Republic of Ireland. Please click on the tabs above to read more about SWDU activities in the area of research and the development of professional social work practice.

Latest News:
20th - 24th June, 2011. Methodologies for a new era in the social services: Developing capacity, skills and knowledge for research. Summer School, University College Cork. Joint collaboration between the SWDU, ISS21 and ISSP. Click here for further information.

28th October, 2011. Protecting children post Ryan: Real or virtual change in an era of social crisis? Third biennial child protection and welfare social work conference. Joint collaboration between the SWDU, IASW Southern Brach and HSE South. Click here for conference website.

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