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Maria McGloughlin

Maria McGloughlin has been a registered social worker since 2007 having completed her Masters in Social Work in Trinity College, Dublin. Currently working in Children’s Services Regulation within TUSLA, Maria has worked as Child Protection Social Worker, and Social Work Team Leader with TUSLA since 2010. She has been active within the Irish Association of Social Workers (IASW) since 2012, has previously been chair of the Special Interest Group for Children and Families and was also elected to the Board of the IASW in 2018.

Maria has experience in working with the United Nations in Cape Town and established a centre supporting women and children who had experienced violence, whilst in this role. Maria has also worked in international development with Right to Play establishing play and development opportunities for children and young people in refugee camps in Uganda and Tanzania. In her current role, Maria focuses on ensuring children and young people are provided with high quality child centred services within regulated children’s services. She also has overall responsibility for the Child Safeguarding Statement Compliance Unit.

Maria has a Masters in Social Work, a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and Social Policy, a Certificate in Children and Loss and a Certificate in Enforcement for Public Bodies. Maria believes strongly in a Human Rights based approach to service provision and has an ongoing commitment to quality, relationship and rights-based practice for all people who may need support from social work services.