We are delighted to share our 2022 Impact Report with you! Across all of our work, collaboration and partnership with colleagues from both the statutory and voluntary sectors is essential. The staff team appreciate and acknowledge the many dedicated professionals with whom they had the privilege to work with over the course of 2022, who share EPIC’s commitment to care-experienced children and young people.

We thank our core donor, Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, for enabling the ongoing provision of our National Advocacy Service to care-experienced children and young people in 2022, as well as a participation programme and research and policy work. Everyone at EPIC expresses their appreciation to all those who supported the work and ambitions of EPIC in 2022.

This year, we are proud to give thanks to Triona Waters for entrusting EPIC with a legacy fund in honour of her late daughter, Brita Waters. Brita was a dedicated Child Protection Social Worker with Tusla, and is missed dearly by her family, friends, and colleagues. Through the Brita Waters Legacy Fund, children in care and young care- leavers continue to be supported in Brita’s name through the provision of education
and emergency grants. EPIC is humbled to play a small part in honouring Brita’s memory.

Lastly, we extend special recognition to the remarkable children and young people who engaged with EPIC in 2022, whether through our National Advocacy Service, our Youth Councils or Care Community. Their contributions, experiences, and achievements serve as a constant source of inspiration and motivation for us every day.

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