Submission to Public Consultation on the next Government Policy Framework for the Participation of Children and Young People in Decision Making

Introduction  EPIC, Empowering People in Care is the only independent organisation in Ireland which works with, and for, children and young people in the care system or with care experience. A core part of the work of EPIC is the provision of an individual advocacy...

Briefing to the Oireachtas Committee on Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth on Supports for Parents of Children in Care

Contact: Caroline Reid, Communications Manager | carolinereid@epiconline.ie | 087 216 2496 29 November 2022   EPIC’s Opening Statement was delivered by Brenda  Kneafsey,  Advocacy Officer EPIC is a national organisation working with children in state care, young...

Strategic Plan 2022-2027

We are proud to publish this new strategy which lays out our commitments for the next five years. At EPIC, we believe firmly in accountability – to our partners, our donors, our staff, and most importantly – to the children and young people who are at the heart of our...

Briefing to the Oireachtas Committee on Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth on Issues Related to Foster Care

Contact: Caroline Reid, Communications Manager | carolinereid@epiconline.ie | 087 216 2496 20 September 2022 EPIC’s Opening Statement was delivered by Lauren O’Toole, EPIC Youth Council We would like to thank Committee members for inviting us here today, and we...

20th Anniversary Article – Part Two: An EPIC Journey – 2005 – 2016

          EPIC 20th Anniversary Article Series Part Two: An EPIC Journey – 2005 – 2016 By Jennifer Gargan In 2011 IAYPIC undertook a renaming and rebranding process and became EPIC.  Frances Fitzgerald, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs launched EPIC...

20th Anniversary Article – Part One: An EPIC Journey – 2005 – 2016

         EPIC 20th Anniversary Article Series  Part One: An EPIC Journey – 2005 – 2016  By Jennifer Gargan Joining IAYPIC (now EPIC) in July 2005 I had no idea how the organization would change over the next 11 years of my time as CEO. At that time IAYPIC...
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