Fiona McSweeney, Dublin Institute of Technology
Dave Williams, Dublin Institute of Technology

The Journal of Social Care provides a forum for managers, practitioners and students (undergraduate and postgraduate) of social care to share, through publication, their original research, practice reflections, literature and book reviews.

This journal, for the first time, provides a space within the Irish context for stakeholders within the social care field, both experienced and inexperienced to publish material of relevance to their profession.

A primary aim of this journal is to promote the development of research active practitioners in order to provide a solid foundation to underpin the future development of social care practice.

Current Issue: Volume 1, Issue 1 (2017)


Fiona McSweeney and Dave Williams


Supports for Parents of Children with an Intellectual Disability: The Social Care Worker’s View
Christine Barretto, Catherine Byrne, Mairead Delaney, Aine Harrington, and Kira Kazokova


The Key Attributes of a Successful Relationship with Service Users in Family Support: Views of Family Support Workers
Kim Corless, Sharon Horan, Barbara Kirkpatrick, Nicola Crocker, Maura O'Donoghue, and Veronika Steiner