The Public Sector Award 2014

Foster Carer

'Teddy Bear' (A Poem by an EPS Foster Carer)

Teddy Bear
What then brings this child to my door
What twist of faith left his feet on the floor
No kind hand was he ever shown
And now… as dark steals light, with his eyes full of fright. His tiny hands trembling
Clutching his Teddy Bear…

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.

Parenting - The Challenges and the Reward

A talk by John Lonergan & Caroline Crotty , Monday 22nd August. Booking essential. For more information see the letter attached. Five Rivers foster carers acan contact their linkworkers for any further information. 

Upcoming Training June 2016

Five Rivers Fostering have organised the following training for Five Rivers Carers for June 2016.  

Five Rivers Fostering Info Evening (Cork)

Could You Foster?
Five Rivers Fostering are holding an information evening at The Charleville Park Hotel on Monday 22nd February 2016 at 7.30pm.
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

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:



Dublin Mum of the Year 2013 award for Foster Carer

Foster carer Kathleen O’Farrell, Baldoyle was recently crowned ‘Woman’s Way & Lidl Dublin Mum of the Year’. She was nominated by her daughter Kathleen junior. Kathleen and her husband have been fostering and working with the Tulsa Child and Family Agency
social work department in North Dublin for over 25 years.

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