Research Profile

Caroline May Shore

Biography

Caroline Shore is a college lecturer and 1st Year Coordinator on the Master of Social Work course at University College Cork. She has worked as a social worker and senior social work practitioner in child protection and welfare in the Western and Southern Regions of the Child and Family Agency. Her research and teaching interests are in the areas of child protection and welfare, skills development for professional practice, values and ethics in social work, cultural competence and the role of teaching and learning in student professional formation. She is a member of a Transnational Social Work Education Research Group carrying out a longitudinal study of the preparedness for practice of social work students; an All-Ireland Research group exploring the profile and learning needs of student social workers across the country; and an inter-disciplinary research group on child care proceedings in the District Court.
Caroline is a member of the Social Work Development Committee (UCC) and the Child Protection and Welfare Conference and Research committee which is a joint partnership between the Social Work Development Unit, the Irish Association of Social Workers Southern Branch and the Child and Family Agency South. She is also a member of the CFA South Foster Care Committee in an independent professional role.
Caroline holds an MA in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and is a UCC CIRTL Fellow.
The Child Care Proceedings in the District Court research team of which Caroline is a member, won the UCC Research Team of the Year Award for 2016 (with Kenneth Burns, Conor O'Mahony and Aisling Parkes).
Caroline was a recipient of the President's Award for Excellence in Teaching, in 2012 (joint award with Kenneth Burns).
Caroline continues to be connected with child protection and welfare practice through her work as a Freelance Guardian ad litem with Barnardos.





Research Interests

 
Current member of All-Ireland Social Work Education and Research Group exploring the backgrounds, motivations and education/career trajectories of social work students.

Current member of Transnational Social Work Education Research Group exploring social work students' readiness for professional practice.

Current member of Biennial Child Protection and Welfare Social Work Conference Committee.

Recently completed a Masters in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: researching values development as an element of professional formation in social work students.

Member of a research group with colleagues from Law and Applied Social Studies, researching Child Care Proceedings in the District Court (2011 - 2017).

Member of research group with colleagues from Applied Social Studies and the Hope Foundation, Cork and Kolkata, in 2008 to pilot and develop learning materials on childhood and diversity in the areas of, Child Labour, Child Trafficking, HIV/AIDS, Child Abuse and Religion and Ethnicity.



Publications

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2017)''Child removal decision-making systems in Ireland: Law, policy and practice'
Kenneth Burns, Conor O’Mahony, Caroline Shore and Aisling Parkes (2017) ''Child removal decision-making systems in Ireland: Law, policy and practice' In: Child Welfare Removals by the State: A Cross-Country Analysis of Decision-Making Systems. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2018)'What social workers talk about when they talk about child care proceedings in the District Court in Ireland'
Burns, Kenneth., O'Mahony, Conor., Shore, Caroline., Parkes, Aisling., (2018) 'What social workers talk about when they talk about child care proceedings in the District Court in Ireland'. Child and Family Social Work, 23 (1):113-121   [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Child Care Proceedings and Family-Friendly Justice: The Problem with Court Facilities'
O'Mahony, Conor., Parkes, Aisling., Shore, Caroline., and Burns, Kenneth,. (2016) 'Child Care Proceedings and Family-Friendly Justice: The Problem with Court Facilities'. Irish Journal of Family Law, 19 (4):75-81 [Details]
(2016)'Representation and participation in child care proceedings: what about the voice of the parents?'
O'Mahony, Conor., Burns, Kenneth., Parkes, Aisling., Shore, Caroline., (2016) 'Representation and participation in child care proceedings: what about the voice of the parents?'. Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, 38 (3):302-322 [DOI] [Details]
(2016)''Child Care Proceedings in Non-Specialist Courts: The Experience in Ireland'
Conor O’Mahony, Caroline Shore, Kenneth Burns and Aisling (2016) ''Child Care Proceedings in Non-Specialist Courts: The Experience in Ireland'. International Journal Of Law Policy And The Family, 30 :131-157 [DOI] [Details]
(2015)'The right of the child to be heard? Professional experiences of child care proceedings in the Irish District Court'
Aisling Parkes, Caroline Shore, Conor O’Mahony and Kenneth Burns (2015) 'The right of the child to be heard? Professional experiences of child care proceedings in the Irish District Court'. Child and Family Law Quarterly, 27 (4):423-444 [Full Text] [Details]
(2012)'Child Care Proceedings in the District Court: What Do We Really Know?'
Conor O'Mahony, Caroline Shore, Kenneth Burns and Aisling Parkes (2012) 'Child Care Proceedings in the District Court: What Do We Really Know?'. Irish Journal of Family Law, 15 (2):49-55 [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2010)Research-Teaching Linkages: Practice and Policy. Proceedings of the Third Annual Conference of the National Academy for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning
Jacqui O'Riordan, Shirley Martin, Deirdre Horgan, Ruth Murray and Caroline Shore; (2010) Children and Global Diversity: Collaborative Development of Learning Materials . In: Jennifer Murphy, Carrie Griffin and Bettie Higgs eds. Research-Teaching Linkages: Practice and Policy. Proceedings of the Third Annual Conference of the National Academy for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning Trinity College Dublin, , pp.87-95   [Details]

Published Reports

 YearPublication
(2009)Children and Global Diversity Learning Materials Working Papers.
O'Riordan, J., Horgan, D. Das Roy, S. Martin, S., Murray, R. and Shore, C. (2009) Children and Global Diversity Learning Materials Working Papers. UCC, Cork. [Details]

Video recording / TV

 YearPublication
(2015)Child Protection Removal Systems in Europe Video Series.
Burns, K., Shore, C., O'Mahony, C. and Parkes, A. (2015) Child Protection Removal Systems in Europe Video Series. Video recording / TV   [Details]

Professional Activities

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2019)European Conference for Social Work Research,
Caroline Shore (2019) “Like a jigsaw puzzle finally coming together”: ​ Student Social Workers’ perceptions of how ready and prepared they are for practise.​ ​. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], European Conference for Social Work Research, Leuven, Belgium , 11-APR-19 - 11-APR-19. [Details]
(2017)Errors and Mistakes in child protection: An International workshop on policies, discourses and research,
Aisling Parkes, Caroline Shore, Conor O'Mahony and Kenneth Burns (2017) Errors and Mistakes in Child Protection:Republic of Ireland Country Report. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Errors and Mistakes in child protection: An International workshop on policies, discourses and research, University of Applied Sciences and Arts North Western Switzerland, Basel, Switzerland , 30-MAY-17. [Details]
(2017)Department of Children and Youth Affairs, Child Care Act 1991 – Open Policy Debate,
Kenneth Burns, Caroline Shore, Conor O'Mahony and Aisling Parkes (2017) The Interaction Between Law and Social Work. [Keynote Speaker], Department of Children and Youth Affairs, Child Care Act 1991 – Open Policy Debate, Dublin Castle , 05-SEP-17. [Details]
(2017)Barnardos Conference:Getting the Balance Right: Propotionality, timeliness and decision making in childcare proceedings,
Caroline Shore, Kenneth Burns, Conor O'Mahony and Aisling Parkes (2017) District Court Child Care Proceedings in Ireland:Learning from a Cross-Country Perspective. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Barnardos Conference:Getting the Balance Right: Propotionality, timeliness and decision making in childcare proceedings, Dublin , 04-APR-17. [Details]
(2017)IASW World Social Work Day,
Kenneth Burns, Caroline Shore, Conor O'Mahony and Aisling Parkes (2017) What Social Workers Talk About When They Talk About Child Care Proceedings. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], IASW World Social Work Day, Cork , 21-MAR-17. [Details]
(2017)All Ireland Social Work Educators and Researchers Network Forum,
Shore, C. (2017) Social Work Values and Professional Formation: What Role does Education Play?. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], All Ireland Social Work Educators and Researchers Network Forum, Dublin , 19-JAN-17 - 20-JAN-17. [Details]
(2016)Barnardos Guardian ad litem Service National Team Meeting,
Shore, C., Burns, K., O'Mahony, C. and Parkes, A. (2016) Parental Participation in Child Care Proceedings in Ireland. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Barnardos Guardian ad litem Service National Team Meeting, Barnardos, Cork , 16-JUN-16 - 16-JUN-16. [Details]
(2016)Assessing with Confidence :Supporting Learning and Assessment in Practice,
Halton,C., Hurley,M.,Murray,R., Rice,. R and Shore,C. (2016) Evaluating and Assessing Learning in Social Work Field Education. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Assessing with Confidence :Supporting Learning and Assessment in Practice, Belfast , 04-APR-16 - 06-APR-16. [Details]
(2016)Department of Children and Youth Affairs,
Kenneth Burns, Caroline Shore, Conor O'Mahony and Aisling Parkes (2016) Findings of the Child Care Proceedings in the District Court Study: Implications for Policy and Legislative Reform. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Department of Children and Youth Affairs, Dublin , 15-MAR-16. [Details]
(2015)Decision Making: Readiness for Placement on Social Work Programmes,
Halton,C., Hurley,M.,Murray,R., Rice,. R and Shore,C. (2015) An Examination of the challenges associated with assessing professional social work students prior to going on professional placement. The application of University's Fitness to Practise policies. [Oral Presentation], Decision Making: Readiness for Placement on Social Work Programmes, Queens University Belfast , 15-OCT-15 - 16-DEC-15. [Details]
(2015)Senior Research Conference on Child and Family Welfare,
Burns, K., Parkes, A., Shore, C. and O'Mahony, C. (2015) Irish Child Welfare System: Children's Participation, Transparency and Removal Systems. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Senior Research Conference on Child and Family Welfare, University of Bergen, Norway , 07-OCT-15 - 09-OCT-15. [Details]
(2015)European Inter-Disciplinary, Socio-legal Care Decision-Making Network,
Kenneth Burns, Conor O'Mahony, Caroline Shore, Aisling Parkes, Tarja Poso, and Marit Skivenes (2015) Irish Research Council New Foundations Colloquium and Network Meeting. [Conference Organising Committee Member], European Inter-Disciplinary, Socio-legal Care Decision-Making Network, Cork , 10-AUG-15. [Details]
(2015)ISS21 Research Findings Showcase Day: Towards a Better Understanding of Children's and Young People's Lives in Ireland,
Conor O'Mahony, Kenneth Burns, Aisling Parkes and Caroline Shore (2015) Child Care Proceedings in the District Court: A Qualitative Analysis of Professional Perspectives. [Oral Presentation], ISS21 Research Findings Showcase Day: Towards a Better Understanding of Children's and Young People's Lives in Ireland, Cork , 29-JUN-15. [Details]
(2015)International Conference on Child Protection and the Law,
Conor O'Mahony, Kenneth Burns, Aisling Parkes and Caroline Shore (2015) Parental Representation and Participation in Child Protection Proceedings: A Qualitative Analysis of the Irish District Court. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], International Conference on Child Protection and the Law, Dublin , 13-APR-15. [Details]
(2014)3rd annual conference of the Children's Research Network for Ireland and Northern Ireland - Caring for our Children: Lessons learnt - informing future practice and policy,
Shore, C., Parkes, A., Burns, K. and O'Mahony, C. (2014) Children's Participation in District Court Child Care Proceedings. [Oral Presentation], 3rd annual conference of the Children's Research Network for Ireland and Northern Ireland - Caring for our Children: Lessons learnt - informing future practice and policy, Dublin , 10-DEC-14 - 10-DEC-14. [Details]
(2014)European Science Foundation Exploratory Workshop on Socio-Legal Models of Care Order Proceedings in Europe,
Parkes, A. Shore, C., Burns, K. and O’Mahony, C. (2014) Effective Participation in Child Care Proceedings in Ireland: Professional Perspectives. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], European Science Foundation Exploratory Workshop on Socio-Legal Models of Care Order Proceedings in Europe, University College Cork , 20-AUG-14 - 22-AUG-14. [Details]
(2014)European Science Foundation Exploratory Workshop on Socio-Legal Models of Care Order Proceedings in Europe,
Burns, K., Skivenes, M., Poso, T., Shore, C., O'Mahony, C. and Parkes, A. (2014) ESF Exploratory Workshop. [Conference Organising Committee Member], European Science Foundation Exploratory Workshop on Socio-Legal Models of Care Order Proceedings in Europe, University College Cork, Ireland , 19-AUG-14 - 22-AUG-14. [Details]
(2014)European Colloquium on Socio-Legal Decision-Making Models in Child Protection,
Burns, K., O'Mahony, C., Parkes, A., and Shore, C. (2014) District Court Child Care Proceedings in Ireland. [Invited Oral Presentation], European Colloquium on Socio-Legal Decision-Making Models in Child Protection, University of Bergen, Norway , 30-JAN-14 - 31-JAN-14. [Details]
(2013)13th ISPCAN European Regional Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect,
Burns, K., O’Mahony, C., Shore, C. and Parkes, A. (2013) Fit for Purpose? Professional Perspectives on District Court Child Care Proceedings. [Oral Presentation], 13th ISPCAN European Regional Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, Burlington Hotel, Dublin , 15-SEP-13 - 18-SEP-13. [Details]
(2013)4th Biennial Child Protection and Welfare Social Work Conference. New Agency, New Rights, New Systems: Are Children Any Safer,
Shore, C., Burns, K., Parkes, A., O’Mahony, C. (2013) Professional Perspectives on Childcare Proceedings in the Irish District Court. [Oral Presentation], 4th Biennial Child Protection and Welfare Social Work Conference. New Agency, New Rights, New Systems: Are Children Any Safer, University College Cork , 25-OCT-13 - 25-OCT-13. [Details]
(2011)North South Educators Forum, University of Ulster,
Hurley, M., Lynch, D., Rice, R., Shore, C. and McCaughren, S; (2011) (2011) Facilitation of Professional Formation through Small Group Teaching and Learning on the MSW. [Invited Oral Presentation], North South Educators Forum, University of Ulster, Social Work Educators and Research Forum, Universtiy of Ulster , 20-JAN-11 - 21-JAN-11. [Details]
(2009)NAIRTL 3rd Annual Conference Research-Teaching Linkages: Practice and Policy,
O'Riordan, J.. S. Martin, D. Horgan, R. Murray, C. Shore; (2009) Children and Global Diversity: Collaborative Development of Learning Materials,. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], NAIRTL 3rd Annual Conference Research-Teaching Linkages: Practice and Policy, Trinity College, Dublin , 11-NOV-09 - 12-NOV-09. [Details]
(2008)Combating Child Trafficking for Labour and Sexual Exploitation,
Shore, C.; (2008) Organiser (jointly with colleagues). [Conference Organising Committee Member], Combating Child Trafficking for Labour and Sexual Exploitation, UCC , 17-MAY-08 - 17-MAY-08. [Details]

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2012President's Award for Excellence in Teaching University College Cork
2016UCC Research Team of the Year Award (with Kenneth Burns, Aisling Parkes and Conor O'Mahony) University College Cork

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
All Ireland Social Work Educators and Researchers Forum Education and Research Network Forum2010 /
Biennial Child Protection and Welfare Conference Committee Treasurer2011 /
Foster Care Committee, CFA South Independent Committee member2010 /

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
Barnardos Guardian Ad Litem03-JUL-07 /
School of Applied Social Studies Lecturer/Tutor14-SEP-06 /
Social Worker HSE Western Area (Child Protection Area Team)01-JAN-98 / 01-JAN-00
HSE Southern Area (Child Protection Area Team) Senior Social Work Practitioner01-JAN-05 / 01-JAN-06
Social Worker HSE Southern Area (Child Protection Area Team)01-JAN-00 / 01-JAN-05

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
1996Queens University Belfast MSW''
1992Oxford Brooks University BSC (HONS)Psychology with Educational studies

Other Activities

 Description

1. External Research Funding - National - Exchequer

Status: Partner.

Title of Research Project: Children and Global Diversity: Collaborative Development of Learning Materials. UCC and Hope Foundation, Kolkata, India

Total amount of grant: €5,000

Funding Source: NAIRTL


2. External Funding - National - Non-Exchequer

Status: Partner.

Title of Research Project: Awareness and Understanding of Global Issues Affecting Children: Development of Learning Materials for use with Undergraduate Students.

Totoal amount of grant: €15,500.

Funding Source: Irish Aid Development Education Grants Scheme.


Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

Teaching:

SS6108 Family and Child Welfare 1
SS6103 Practice Skills 1
SS6105 Social Policy, Social Exclusion and Anti-Oppressive Practice
SS6201 Family and Child Welfare 2
SS6203 Practice Skills 2: Practice for Professional Development
SS3209 Child Care and Protection Practice
SS4211 Anti-racism and Anti-Discriminatory Practice
SS3026 Child Care and Anti-Discriminatory Practice
NU5029 Child Health, Development and Practice

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2020Child and Family Welfare II SS6201Child and Family Welfare II
2020The Reflective Practice Teacher SS6803The Reflective Practice Teacher
2020Practice Placement SS6804Practice Placement
2020Developing and Demonstrating Competence in Practice Teaching and Assessment SS6802Developing and Demonstrating Competence in Practice Teaching and Assessment
2020Preparation for Practice Teaching SS6801Preparation for Practice Teaching
2020Anti-Racism and Anti-Discriminatory Practice SS4211Anti-Racism and Anti-Discriminatory Practice

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