Information about living in care
This is an information sessions which aims to give young people, carers and professionals information on educational opportunities for young people in care after leaving school.read more
A HIQA Inspection report of a private fostering care service provider released today highlights a considerable number of placements for children in care ending in an unplanned manner. While the inspection outlines how many children were happy and well cared for, poor matching of children with foster carers and training needs and supports of foster carers were linked to these placement breakdowns.
Speaking today, Director of EPIC Jennifer Gargan commented:
“Despite the positive experiences of quality care for many children, the report highlights that approximately one quarter of placements for children broke down over this period with no reasons outlined as to why these placements terminated and no steps to prevent this from re-occurring…read more