B.Soc.Sc., PG Dip SW | CORU No.: SW003053
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, a Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work (1998) at Southbank University London and a Postgraduate Certificate in mediation and conflict resolution in 2012 at Maynooth College.
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 Siochana.
During the period 1995 to 1998 Ceili O’Callaghan worked as a Locum Housing Support Worker with homeless adults with substance abuse support needs in London. Upon qualification as a Social Worker in 1998, she 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 then Health Service Executive in Dun Laoghaire and in 2001 was appointed as Duty Team Leader there. In 2007 she was appointed Principal Social Worker in Dublin South City.
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.
Ceili has been working as a Guardian Ad Litem since 2010 and is a member of the National Review Panel. Ceili also undertakes independent child protection review work.