The Public Sector Award 2014


Upcoming Training - January 2018

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

January 31st - Sex and Sexualised Health

Children's Day - 20th November 2017

Children's Day will take place on 20th November 2017. For more information, please visit the Children's Day website.


Reminder - Fun Day for Five Rivers Foster Care Families

Fun day in August for all our families at Rathbeggen Lakes.

'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…

Interview - Residential and Foster Care

Ryan Tubridy interviewed a young person named Sean on 29th February 2016 about leaving residential and going into foster care. To listen to this interview, please click the following link:


Women's Lifestyle Event - Cancelled

Five Rivers Fostering have been informed that the Women's Lifestyle Event scheduled to take place in Mahon Point shopping centre from 27th - 30th March has been cancelled.

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.

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.

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.


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