Press Release

February 21st 2020

#CareDay20
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 adults in care or with care experience. This community of children and young adults deserve to be celebrated, on Care Day, and every day! EPIC is hosting a range of events around the country to celebrate children and young people in our care community. Check it out on https://careday.org/

Terry Dignan, CEO of EPIC, said:

“EPIC is delighted to be celebrating Care Day 2020 on the 21st of February. It is an initiative of the ‘5 Nations 1 Voice Alliance’ – an alliance made up of five children’s rights charities across the U.K. and Ireland: Become in England, EPIC in Ireland, VOYPIC in Northern Ireland, Voices from Care in Wales, and Who Cares? Scotland. This year we are also joined in our celebrations by Finland, Spain, Croatia, Romania, Zimbabwe, New Zealand and Australia. It is such an exciting and positive day internationally, and each year it is growing. Care Day is a day where we are asking you to show your support, get vocal, get social and get involved in celebrating the successes and positive achievements of all children and young adults in care or with care experience.”

EPIC is delighted that Care Day 2020 will be formally launched by Tusla’s Child and Family Agency’s CEO, Bernard Gloster, from St. Laurence’s Church TU Dublin, Grangegorman, City Campus, from 10am to 12 noon.

Be part of changing the story for children and young people in care and care leavers by spreading the word for Care Day 2020 and joining us through your participation in the celebration of this day.

You can show your support in the following ways:

1) Attend one or more of our events - see https://careday.org/

2) (A) Take a selfie or group photo with a message of support, i.e., “I support
#CareDay20”

(B) Record a video of yourself and/ or your team saying “I support #CareDay20”

-Send it into EPIC via twitter @epicireland or post it onto our Facebook page

- Feel free to share it on your own social media using #CareDay20

Notes to the Editor

1. EPIC is an independent social justice organisation that works throughout the Republic of Ireland, with and for children and young people who are currently living in care or who have care experience www.epiconline.ie
2. Care experience includes children and young people who are or were cared for by family members with the support of social workers; by foster carers; or children and young people from children’s homes and residential units.

ENDS

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

Terry Dignan, CEO of EPIC &/or Care Experienced young people.
Telephone: 01 8727 661 Mobile: 087 2370269
Email: terrydignan@epiconline.ie

www.epiconline.ie

https://facebook.com/epicireland

https://twitter.com/epicireland

 

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