What is “Engagement” ?
Engagement means involving young people in responsible, challenging actions to create positive social change. This means involving young people in planning and decisions that affect themselves and others. Engagement happens in EPIC in youth-adult partnerships that are structured so that both groups learn and teach each other.
EPIC Youth Council
The Youth Council is made up of young people aged 18-26 with care experience. This way EPIC ensures that we hear directly the voices of young people in care or with care experience. Young people on this panel do this by:
- advising us directly on our work.
- working with other relevant organisations.
- running campaigns.
- lobby to improve outcomes for children in care.
- help us address issues that affect young people with care experience.
Children and Young People’s Fora:
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How to get involved
There are many ways to get involved with EPIC. Get in touch if you want to become a member of The EPIC Youth Council or get involved in our events.
Contact Suzanne O’Brien
Ph: 087 143 2832