We are EPIC

About Us, Our Mission, Vision and Values

Our Mission

EPIC’s mission is to champion the rights of care-experienced children and young people, ensure their voices inform the policy and practice that affects their lives and cultivate a care aware society.

Our Vision

A society where every child in the care system is valued, respected and heard.

Our Values

Empowering | Rights-based | Inclusive | Ambitious

How We Work

1. Advocacy

The core of EPIC’s work is to provide a National Advocacy Service to children and young people in state care, and young people aged 18-26 with care experience. Our purpose is to ensure that the views of the child or young person are represented and considered in matters relating to them.

2. Research and Policy

EPIC’s research and policy work raises awareness of the issues affecting children and young people in state care and provides an evidence base informed by their lived experience. This directs our national advocacy on care in public policy.

3. Engagement and Participation 

Our National Youth Council, which is composed of young people with care experience aged 18-26, is a consultative group that informs EPIC’s Board and staff on specific issues and supports our policy, research, and national advocacy. The Youth Council campaigns for transformative change in the care system and participates in a programme of activities to build positive visibility of children and young people with care experience in our society.

Get in Touch

Email: info@epiconline.ie | Phone: 01 872 7661

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