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#CAREDAY21 WEBINARS, 15th-17th Feb
This series of Care Day Webinars will have an overarching theme of EQUITY and how greater equity can be achieved within the care system.
ABOUT THESE EVENTS
Those with Care Experience, Academics, Professionals and many others will explore and recommend how we, as a society, can ensure better, more equitable outcomes for the children and young people who come through our care system.
These webinars will seek to provide participants with an overview of the unique issues facing care experienced children and young people in terms of LGBTI+, Ethnicity, Education, Disability, Accommodation and Justice.
Booking here and find out more at
Save the Date…
19th February 2021 is Care Day
Did you know that next year will be our 6th year celebrating Care Day?
Please help us to celebrate the achievements and successes of our care experienced young people on Friday the 19th of February 2021 🤩
We are striving towards a world where young people who have overcome adversities are proud of themselves, their achievements and look forward to a future of opportunity, equality and equity.
Women’s Virtual Mini Marathon – for EPIC
Are you participating in the Vhi Marathon 2020 and want to make a real difference?
Why not consider setting up your online fundraising project for us? Share with your friends and family and
bring in more donations!
#EpicPride 22nd – 27th June 2020
Find out more about all the events we have planned during Pride week here
A global celebration of children in care – February 21st 2020
Get Vocal, Get Social, Get Involved
Care Day is the world’s largest celebration of children and young people with care experience. They deserve to be celebrated, on care day, and every day. EPIC is hosting several events around the country to celebrate children and young people in our care community. Check it out on https://careday.ie/
Monday 17th Feb 2020 – Performance of ‘Removed’
Epic in Partnership with Tusla Mid-West are very proud to celebrate CARE DAY 20 with a performance of the play “Removed” on Monday 17th of February in the Millennium Theatre, LIT
Removed is a collaboration between Prime Cut Productions, writer Fionnuala Kennedy and VOYPIC, a charity working with children in care and young people across Northern Ireland, learning from them and exploring their experiences. The story in this play is fictional. It is not the story of any one individual person, but rather an amalgam of the many various stories heard, some sad, funny, terrifying, all very real and important.
Registration for the play “Removed” is now open. Please see link below
Registration for this event includes the following schedule:
- 11.30am “Performance of “Removed”
- 12.30pm Lunch
- 1.45pm Workshops
Staff can use the both the play and workshop as credits for CPD.
Please note: this registration link is valid for both practitioners, foster carers, young people over the age of 16, teachers Gardai. When you register there are two ticket options: Practitioners or Foster Carers.
Workshops will accompany the performance of Removed. These workshops aim to further creatively explore the experience of being in Care, the issues raised in the play and any implications for social work practice and practitioners. Workshops are open to practitioners only.