A smartphone app that will send out an immediate alert when a child goes missing has been launched.

The app is designed to be of use in a country where more than half the population now own a smartphone.

The alert will include a picture of the missing child, age, nationality and other distinguishing features along with information on where the child was last seen.

Parents will be able to upload details about their own children and release them if their child ever goes missing and if there is a reasonable belief that the child is in danger.

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on 05 Dec 2013 2:00 AM

This is a thank you letter Five Rivers Fostering recently received from a foster child who spent three years in our care. The scanned letter is also available at the bottom of the document.

 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Five Rivers directors, management, and staff for my placement in Donegal.

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on 25 Nov 2013 6:56 PM

Training will be taking place in Carlow on 17th October 2013.  Please contact your link worker or the Training Department if you have any queries.  

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on 16 Oct 2013 12:37 PM

Training will be taking place this Saturday 19th October in Dublin for the children of our foster carers.  Please speak with your link worker or contact the Training Department if you have any questions about this.

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on 16 Oct 2013 12:34 PM

The Five Rivers Training Department will be running workshops in Cork in October and Dublin in November.

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on 08 Oct 2013 12:00 PM

Five Rivers Fostering is currently seeking people who would be interested in becoming Emergency Foster Carers.  Five Rivers provides a fostering service whereby children can be placed outside of normal working hours at short notice.  These placements last between one to five nights and can be for children of all ages.  

We are recruiting nationwide, especially in counties Cork, Waterford, Tipperary, Cavan and the Midlands.

Please contact our Dublin or Cork office if you would like more information on this.

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on 25 Sep 2013 2:29 PM

HIQA's Children's Team has published an overview of the findings of 2012 children’s inspection activity for foster care and children’s residential services.

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on 24 Sep 2013 2:00 AM

The Clonakilty International Guitar Festival is happening this weekend from the 19th to the 22nd September 2013. 'Workshops, masterclasses & seminars from some of the worlds best performers & experts'. If you have children/young people with a interest in music, especially Guitar, this is a great opportunity for them to learn from the best.  Great weekend is promised for all. To got more informarion e-mail info@clonguitarfest.com or phone 083 3348745.

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on 20 Sep 2013 1:45 PM

The title speaks for itself - How do we look after ourselves as Carer's? The importance of self-care; promoting resilience in carers in order to move forward; getting back to rest and relaxation; The importance of asking for help. These subjects will be covered in our 'Time for Me' Workshops for carers that will be held in Dublin and Carlow in September, and in Cork in October'

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on 13 Sep 2013 2:24 PM

A picture from the bottom of the waterfall in Powerscourt Gardens in Wicklow, where the Five Rivers Team walked and played with the  foster families and the foster children placed with them on our support day in August 2013.

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on 05 Sep 2013 6:17 PM