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Five Rivers Fostering Information Evening (The Longford Arms Hotel)

Five Rivers Fostering are holding an information evening at The Longford Arms Hotel on Wednesday 1st July from 7-9pm.

In attendance will be Five Rivers Fostering Operations Manager, Social Worker, Social Care Worker and some of our current foster carers. We will be giving a short presentation on fostering and answering questions.

If you are interested in attending this event and require more information, please feel free to contact our Dublin office on 01-8665290 / 01-8665291

Upcoming Training May - August 2015

The Five Rivers Fostering training schedule for May - August 2015 is available for all Five Rivers carers. Foster carers can access information regarding the time and location of each workshop by using their private login details.

Mother settles defamation case against HSE over Facebook posts (TheJournal.ie)

The woman claimed that foster parents who were looking after her child put up a number of posts about her on Facebook. To read the article at TheJournal.ie, please click the following link:

http://www.thejournal.ie/defamation-case-hse-facebook-2087767-May2015/

 

The Irish Foster Care Association National Annual Conference October 2015

The Irish Foster Care Association National Annual Conference is on 23-25 October 2015.

They are now calling for Workshop Proposals.

The Irish Foster Care Association National Conference brings together all those with an interest in foster care - including general and relative foster carers, health and social care practitioners, youth workers, academics, students, teachers, policy makers, members of the community and voluntary sector – to learn together, engage in dialogue, share their experiences and best practice.

Upcoming Training, Workshops and Support Days (April - June)

Please find below a list of upcoming support days, workshops and training planned for Five Rivers Foster Carers.
 
April
Sat 25th April 2015 – Support Day (Kilkenny)
Mon 27th April 2015 – Trauma on the Child & Carer (Cork)
 
May

Fostering Information Evening With Five Rivers Ireland (Carrigaline Court Hotel)

Five Rivers Fostering are holding an information evening at The Carrigaline Court Hotel on Thursday 26th March at 8pm.
 
In attendance will be Five Rivers Fostering social workers and some of our current foster carers. We will be giving a short presentation on fostering and answering questions.
 
If you are interested in attending this event and require more information, please feel free to contact our Cork office on 021-7355977

Foster Carer Training - February 2015

The following training has been organised in the Dublin area for Five Rivers foster carers during the month of February.

Monday 16th February
Irish Workshop for Young People (Dublin)

Thursday 19th February
First Aid Training (Dublin)

Wednesday 25th February
Social Media and Cyber Safety (Dublin)

Upcoming Training January - April 2015

The Five Rivers Fostering training schedule for January - April 2015 is now available for all Five Rivers carers. These workshops and training days will cover topics such as education, attachment, first aid, and much more.

Foster carers can access information regarding the time and location of each workshop by using their private login details.

Five Rivers Ireland Cork Office Has Moved

The Cork Branch of Five Rivers Ireland have moved offices. Our new address and contact information is as follows:

Foster Carers Blog: The Day we went to Panel

After six months of soul searching and exploring questions and answers we finally received our date for panel, September 16th.  Our link worker asked us if we would like to attend on this day and we accepted because we felt it important to conclude the process by meeting face to face with the panel of people who had read our form F, which we had called our “this is your life” report.

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