#CareDay24

Introducing Care Day 2024! Care Day 2024 will be celebrated across the world on Friday 16th February. Each year EPIC Care Community and Youth Council members develop a Care Day theme, and for their 2024 celebration they have chosen “I am what I choose to become”.  On...

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...

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...

20th Anniversary Article – A Reflection on Care Day

          EPIC 20th Anniversary Article Series   A Reflection on Care Day and what it means to me as a Care Leaver                                                     By Katelyn Kelly   Care Day is a day that is celebrated each year on the third Friday of...
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