The Public Sector Award 2014

Foster care

Training for Five Rivers Foster Carers and Staff (20th September 2014)

We are delighted to have Marie Delaney facilitate an “Education Workshop” with carers and staff in Cork on Saturday 20/09/14. Marie is an Educational Psychotherapist,  MFL / EFL Teacher and Teacher Trainer and NLP Master Practitioner who has worked in a variety of education and academic settings. Her experience and insights promise to be particularly useful to understand the perspectives of young people and how our own emotional state can impact our interactions.      

Five Rivers Fostering at the IFCO 2014 European Conference

Five Rivers Fostering had a stand set up stand at the 2014 International Fostering Care Organisation Conference in Waterford. Five Rivers staff also ran a ‘Keeping Siblings Connected’ workshop at the event, which focussed on the importance of maintaining links with members of a foster child's birth family.

If you would like more information in relation to fostering and becoming a foster carer with Five Rivers, please feel free to contact us at the Dublin office (01-8665291) or the Cork office (021-4250734). 

Five Rivers Fostering at Tullamore Show (August 10th)

Five Rivers Fostering will have a stand at the Tullamore Show, which will be taking place on Sunday 10th August from 9am - 6pm in Church Street, Tullamore, County Offaly. If you would like more information on fostering and becoming a foster carer, please feel free to visit our stand and speak to us.
More information about the Tullamore Show can be found on their website:

Looking to Recruit Respite Carers

Five Rivers Fostering are now actively looking for foster families who can offer respite care to young people. The families will need to be able to commit to offering care to children for small durations (e.g. for a weekend, a week at summertime, Easter and Christmas Holidays, etc.)

For more information feel free to contact Five Rivers on the following numbers.

Dublin Office: 01-8665291
Cork Office: 021-4250734

HIQA Overview of Children's Residential Centres and Foster Care

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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