Find out about our new Advocacy Phone Support Service for children in care and care leavers
Open Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2-4 pm on 01-9631272 or request a callback from an Advocacy Officer by texting 087-9036598

You can also now submit a request for an Advocacy Referral online

COVID19 - EPIC Services Update

Are you a Young Person concerned about COVID-19 the Corona Virus?  Steps to Protect Yourself and Others

As Ireland responds to the challenge of Covid-19 EPIC is committed to continuing to provide our services for children and young people in care and with care experience.

All of EPIC’s services will continue as normal, while strictly observing all Health and Safety restrictions in line with Public Health guidance. We will also continue to respond and adapt to the challenges posed by COVID-19 to ensure that we minimise any potential impact on our services.

In line with Public Health guidance our teams are working remotely, and we would like to say a sincere Thank You to them for their commitment, dedication and flexibility in this very challenging time.

Information and contact details for our services and our teams are available throughout our website.

Podcast: The Care Experience

The Care Experience Podcast is now live!

This Podcast explores the experiences of people who grew up in the care system from all over the world. It is presented by a care-leaver Thomas Mongan and an Advocate Peter Lane. The Podcast aims to raise awareness and fight stigma by giving a platform to people who know the most about the care-system: the people who experienced it first hand.

Listen to The Care Experience Podcast

Our Mission

To advocate for the rights of children and young adults in the care system and aftercare and enable their voice to influence positive change in their own circumstances and the care system.

Our Vision

That all children and young people in care and after care have an empowering positive lived experience of care.

We are EPIC

EPIC is a national voluntary organisation working with and for children and young adults who are currently in care or who have experience of being in care. This includes those in residential care, foster care, relative care, hostel, high support and special care units or facilities. EPIC also work with children and young adults preparing to leave care and those in aftercare.

EPIC is the only national voluntary organisation providing independent direct 1:1 advocacy support to children and young adults in the care system; to enable them to have their views and concerns heard, to empower them to speak for themselves, to resolve the issues and problems they experience, to help them access the services and resources they need and bring about positive change in their lives and in the care system.

If you are a child or young adult in care or aftercare at the moment at the moment, are preparing to leave care, or are a professional working with children or/and young adults in the care system, we hope you’ll find something here that will be of help or interest.

If you have a question please email info@epiconline.ie or ring 01-8727661

Podcast: The Care Experience

The Care Experience Podcast is now live!

This Podcast explores the experiences of people who grew up in the care system from all over the world. It is presented by a care-leaver Thomas Mongan and an Advocate Peter Lane. The Podcast aims to raise awareness and fight stigma by giving a platform to people who know the most about the care-system: the people who experienced it first hand.

Listen to The Care Experience Podcast

We’re here for YOU - get in touch

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EPIC Dublin 

7 Red Cow Lane, Smithfield Dublin 7

Ph: 01 872 7661

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EPIC Cork

Millerd Hall, Millerd Street,   Cork

Ph: 021 242 8434

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EPIC Galway

Westside Resource Centre, Seamus Quirke Road, Galway.

Ph: 091 395 605

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EPIC Limerick

Northside Youth Space
Ballynanty Rd, Ballynanty, Co. Limerick

Ph: 061 514518

 

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