WHAT: ‘Out on My Own’, Annual Aftercare Conference & National Care Leavers Day opened by the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins.

WHERE: George’s Hall, Dublin Castle, Dublin 2. 

WHEN: Friday 21st of October 2016, 9.45-4pm     

Immediate Release: 17th October 2016

EPIC and Care Leavers Ireland will host the third National Aftercare Conference entitled ‘Out on My Own’ to mark and celebrate National Care Leavers week.

The opening address of the conference will be made by the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins.

Speakers on the day will include young people with care experience. There will also be a special panel of guests who will be answering young people’s questions.

The purpose of the conference is to focus on key issues for young people preparing to leave care or young people who are in aftercare. The main themes of the conference focus on aftercare, education, housing and homelessness and mental health.

The aim of this conference is to raise awareness and identify the gaps for young people through hearing directly from their seldom heard voices.

* Media interviews with young people who have care experience can be arranged in advance. 

Notes to the Editor


For all media enquiries, or to arrange an interview please contact:

 Jennifer Gargan, Director of EPIC        Noel Howard, Care Leavers Ireland  

Tel: 01 872 7661/0866073866                       Tel: 087 1331280      


EPIC (formerly IAYPIC) is an independent association that works throughout the Republic of Ireland, with and for children and young people who are currently living in care or who have had an experience of living in care.

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