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Ceili O'Callaghan

Managing Partner

Ceili O’Callaghan obtained a Bachelor Degree in Social Science (1991) at University College Dublin, a Postgraduate Diploma in Regional and Local Development (1994) at Dublin Institute of Technology and a Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work (1998) at Southbank University London. Ceili O’Callaghan obtained National Social Work Qualifications Board Accreditation in March 1999 and is now CORU registered.

Ceili O’Callaghan is also a trained Child Specialist Interviewer (2007), facilitated by An Garda Síochána and has recently completed the Family Ties Training: Therapeutic assessment and treatment of high conflict separated parents and their children. Ceili O’Callaghan has also completed Postgraduate Training at the Law Society in Mediation and Conflict Resolution.

During the period 1995 to 1998 Ceili O’Callaghan worked as a Housing Support Worker with homeless adults with substance abuse support needs in London. Upon qualification as a Social Worker in 1998, the author worked until 2000 as a Child Protection Social Worker in the London Borough of Islington before returning to Dublin to take up employment as a Children and Families Social Worker with the Health Service Executive in Dun Laoghaire and in 2001 the author was appointed as Duty Team Leader there. In 2007 the author was appointed Principal Social Worker in Dublin South City. Since 2010 Ceili O’Callaghan has been self-employed as a Guardian Ad Litem and Independent Social Work Consultant.

In July 2009 Ceili O’Callaghan was a member of the four-person team who wrote the Implementation Plan for the Ryan Report on behalf of the Office of Minister for Children & Youth Affairs. Ceili O’Callaghan was also a member of the Office of Minister for Children & Youth Affairs’ Oversight Group facilitating consultations with children in care and a member of the National Review Panel reviewing national cases of serious incidents and child deaths.