Advocacy Referral

Make an Advocacy Referral or request an Advocacy Information Session

Request Advocacy for a young person under 18

Request Advocacy for someone age 18-26

Request an information session for your service

Advocacy Referrals over the Christmas break

EPIC’s next Advocacy Referrals Meeting will take place Friday the 7th of January 2022 and the last Advocacy Referrals Meeting before Christmas will take place on Friday 10th of December.

The referrals inbox will be monitored by Management for any urgent matters arising over this period. To contact EPIC Head Office Phone: 01 8727661

EPIC Advocacy Referral Guidelines

EPIC is an independent organisation that works with and for children and young people who are currently living in care, those in aftercare or with adults up to their 27th birthday (26 years old) with care experience. This includes those in residential care, foster care, relative care, special care, and detention.

An exception to this is adults over the age of 26 years old who require advocacy support requesting their care files under Freedom of Information.

All referrals are reviewed on a weekly basis on Fridays. If the referral is accepted the advocate who receives the referral will respond within two weeks from the meeting to make an appointment to speak or meet.

Who can make a referral?

Advocacy support can be requested by children and young adults directly (self-referral) or by Professional or Parents/Guardians on their behalf. The advocacy work will not proceed unless consent of the child/young person/ care leaver is obtained to do so.

How to make a referral

You can make a referral by:

  • Completing one of the Online Advocacy Referral Forms on this page
  • for Under 18
  • for 18-26 years

or by:

  • Telephone: 01-8727661
  • Text:  087-9036598
  • Letter: EPIC, 7 Red Cow Lane, Smithfield, Dublin 7, D07 KX52

If you have any questions in relation to the referral process, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01-8727661

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