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...

Careday 21 Webinar Videos

About these webinars As part of a series of events and activities to celebrate #CareDay21, EPIC recently hosted six webinars exploring key issues affecting care experienced children and young people. Topics included being LGBTI+, Accommodation, Race & Ethnicity,...

Careday21 – Webinar Events Booking

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...

Next year EPIC will be 21

Independent advocacy is a process of helping children to express themselves and make changes. It empowers children to ensure their rights are respected, and their views and wishes are heard at all times and is a means of achieving social justice because ‘everyone...

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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