Appointment to the Health and Social Care Professionals Council (CORU)
On the nomination of the Social Care Workers Registration Board, the Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD, has appointed the following person as a member of the Health and Social Care Professionals Council (CORU). This appointment is from 27 April 2017 to 26 March 2019.
Mr. James Forbes
Mr. Forbes is the Head of Care with ChildVision. In addition to his responsibilities managing 30 Social Care practitioners and membership of ChildVision’s senior management team, Mr. Forbes is also an Associate Lecturer, University of Worcester (vision impairment and disability studies), an Associate Lecturer, Institute of Technology, Tallaght (social care degree programme) and a tutor on Trinity College Dublin’s Postgraduate diploma in Child Protection and Welfare. In addition to a social care qualification, he has primary degrees in law (LLB) and in education, (BA (Ed)), a masters in education (MA (Ed)) and an MSc in child protection and welfare. At present, he sits on two HIQA advisory boards, including the group advising on the production of a guidance document on service user autonomy. Mr. Forbes, who is a member of the Social Care Workers Registration Board since March 2015, is also currently an observer on the Health and Social Care Professionals Council.