The Public Sector Award 2014


Article - Why are social workers so reluctant to celebrate their achievements?

The Guardian has shared an interesting article surrounding the work of social workers. The piece focusses primarily on birth families, but it is also applicable to the work done with families who foster and young children in foster care. Please follow the link below to read the article:



Five Rivers Coffee Morning (17th February)

There was a great turn out for Five Rivers Fostering's Limerick coffee morning, which was hosted at Miss Marples Tearooms. Foster carers come together on these coffee mornings for discussion and to build links with fellow foster families.

Five Rivers would like to thank Miss Marples Tearooms for hosting, and for all the foster carers who attended.

Internet Safety Day

Today, Tuesday 7th February, is Internet Safety Day. As such, Five Rivers Fostering would like to highlight a helpful website where parents and foster carers can get more information about safe internet use.

With the internet becoming more and more accessable via smartphones, tablets, and a general increase in the range of internet access throughout the country, it is important to keep potential online dangers in mind. Please follow the link below to get informaton regarding safe internet and social media use for young people.

Five Rivers Fostering Cultural Awareness Day

On the 5th November 2016 Five Rivers Fostering held a cultural awareness day in our Kilkenny House. This was attended by foster carers, birth children, foster children, staff and external organisations such as the Meath Traveller Group. The day was organised to recognise and celebrate the different cultures amongst our foster carers and our foster children. There was a great turn out on the day with various foster carers from various cultures getting involved in presentations and cooking samplers of their traditional dishes.

Christmas Coffee Morning (Cork Office)

Big thanks to all the foster carers that attended the first coffee morning in the Five Rivers Fostering Cork office. A huge thank you also to those who donated to the Christmas St. Vincent De Paul appeal.

Bereaved Children’s Week 2016

Bereaved Children's Week runs from the 14th to the 18th of November.

ICBN members and other interested people are holding 18 different events including  talks in libraries, parishes, schools, information stands, coffee mornings and a remembrance event for local communities.

The Key messages for Bereaved Children’s Week are:

Five Rivers Information Stand - 18th November (Athlone)

Five Rivers will have a fostering information stand on Friday 18th at the Athlone Town Centre shopping centre. Social workers and fosters carers will be there to provide information on how to become a foster carer.

Upcoming Training - November/December 2016

Please find below a list of upcoming training for Five Rivers Foster Carers during the month of November. Carers can get more information about training by using their carer login details or contacting their linkworkers.

How To Fly - A music video by children who grew up in care

Follow link below to a music video written, directed and produced by young people who have grown up in the care system. 


Upcoming Training - October 2016

Please find below a list of training for Five Rivers Foster Carers taking place in October 2016. Carers can use their login details to get more information about training or contact their linkworkers.


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