About Us

NetCare have been at the forefront of Family Group Conference, Restorative Approaches, neighbourhood dispute resolution and mediation for 20 years. Our associates, practitioners, trainers and consultants have worked in health, social care, eduaction and community at all levels in the organisational structure. We provide training, consultancy, project evaluation, project and staff development and research.

Our team are made up of practitioners, managers and trainers and are spread throughout Ireland and the UK. There are 15 associates and organisations associated with NetCare, delivering training throughout Europe and the US.



Jim McGrath founded NetCare in 2001. He has thirty years’ experience across the fields of Social Work, Education, Youth Offending and Health. He set up NetCare to promote and develop Family Group Conference and Restorative Approaches in an effort to create better parental and child involvement in major decision-making processes.

Jim is firmly committed to the principles associated with these processes, believing people need to be more closely involved in community decision-making and problem solving. Jim has presented keynote speeches, workshops and training on his work to international audiences in Ireland, UK and in Europe.

NetCare are widely known for their expert, high quality provision in terms of external supervision, consultancy and training.

Who We Work With

We have worked with Local Authorities in the UK, Ireland and NI including; Leeds, Wokingham, Norfolk, Essex County Council, Plymouth, Torbay, Reading, Hampshire, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Barking and Dagenham, Brent, Skirmsdale, Liverpool, Tameside, Stockport, Southend, Milton Keynes, Glasgow, Ayrshire, Wolverhampton LA, Dudley, Newry & Mourne, Newtownards, Banbridge……..and every HSE in Ireland

What does NetCare do?

  • Training
  • Counsultancy
  • Practice
  • Evaluations 

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