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Video: Aftercare - RTÉ's Morning Edition
March 2013 - Jennifer Gargan interview on RTÉ

Audio Interview - Near FM

Jennifer Gargan talks to NEAR FM about the role of EPIC.

http://www.podcastdirectory.com/episodes/epic-child-and-family-agency-40505384.html

“DON’T MISS IT! AFTER CARE-THE STORY OF IRELAND’S CARE LEAVERS”

Programme Details: ‘After Care: The Story of Ireland’s Care Leavers’, 9th February RTE1 @ 9.35pm. 

 

EPIC looks forward to a documentary which focuses on the experiences of young people leaving State Care in Ireland due to be broadcast tonight on RTE One.

The programme will create greater public awareness and understanding of the challenges that young people leaving State Care face. Aftercare continues to be one of the main presenting issues for young people engaging with EPIC’s advocacy service.

Speaking in advance, Director of EPIC, Jennifer Gargan made the following comment:

“We are delighted that RTE will tonight televise a documentary that highlights the experiences of young people leaving the care system.

Press Releases

 

HIQA Dublin South Central Foster Care Service Report Identifies Serious Child Protection Issues

HIQA Dublin South Central Foster Care Service Report Identifies Serious Child Protection Issues

The latest HIQA report on the Dublin South Central Foster Care service only identifies one standard being met, 20 standards requiring improvement and significant risks under five standards: Safeguarding and Child Protection, Assessment and Approval of Relative Foster Carers, Review of Foster Carers, Management and Monitoring of Foster Care Agency and Training and Qualifications.

Although the service was meeting children’s education needs, and the children had developed warm relationships with their foster parents and all had an allocated social worker, persistent delays of several years in assessments and foster care committee decisions, as well as decisions to maintain children in the care of foster parents who had been assessed as being unsuitable and relative foster parents where known risks existed jeopardised the long-term safety of children in the care of the State.

Care Day 2017: Celebrations Kick Off Next Week!

Care Day 2017: Celebrations Kick Off Next Week!

EPIC is celebrating the second annual Care Day on Friday the 17th of February 2017 at the Ombudsman for Children’s Office in Dublin at 5.00PM. It is a special day to celebrate the positive experiences of children and young people in care. Young people and professionals have been invited to share their positive experiences of the care system. This event will be preceded by a creative workshop for young people.

Care Day 2017 is only 6 weeks away !

Care Day 2017 is only 6 weeks away !

EPIC will celebrate the second annual National Care Day on the 17th of February 2017. This is a special day to celebrate the positive experiences of children and young people in the care of the State. EPIC will facilitate an event at the Ombudsman for Children’s Office in Dublin, which will include a creative workshop for young people and opportunities for them to talk about being in care.

 

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