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The Quality Standards Support Project: Irish Links


Carmichael Centre
Sector Supports including quality assurance training and development

Carmichael Centre KnowledgeNet
Virtual hub for Irish not for profit organisations. Management and governance best practice, news and views of relevance to the not for profit sector.

Citizens Information
Information on public services and entitlements in Ireland

Department of Children and Youth Affairs
Children First Guidance

Governance Code
A code of governance for community and voluntary organisations

HIQA (Health Information and Equality Authority)
National standards for healthcare, social care and health information

HSE (Health Service Executive)
HSE policies, procedures, protocols and guidelines

HSE National Office for Social Inclusion

HSE Social Inclusion
The National Office for Social Inclusion supports equal access to Health Services for people from vulnerable groups

Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

Irish College of General Practitioners

Irish Council for Psychotherapy

Irish legislation directory

NALA (National Adult Literacy Agency)
Plain English guidelines, health literacy and other resources

The Equality Authority
Equality benefit tools and good practice publications

The Wheel
A support and representative body connecting community and voluntary organisations and charities across Ireland

Volunteer Ireland
Volunteer Ireland is the national volunteer development agency and a support body for all local Volunteer Centres in Ireland


UK Links

National Treatment Agency
Drug Misuse and Dependence: UK Guidelines on Clinical Management (Orange book)

Skills for Health, UK
Skills for Health is the UK Sector Skills Council for all health employers

UK Substance Misuse Skills Consortium
The Skills Hub provides access to a vast library of resources on substance misuse treatment interventions

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
NICE Guidelines


European Links

EMCDDA (European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction) best practice portal

Euro-Methwork European Methadone Guidelines

World Health Organisation - alcohol
Facts and figures, publications and research tools on substance use

World Health Organisation - drugs
Facts and figures, publications and research tools on substance use

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