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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:



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

Upcoming Education Workshops - January and February 2015 (Dublin, Galway and Kilkenny

The following workshops have been organised for Five Rivers foster families for the months of January and February.

Saturday 31st January
The Foster Child in School (Galway) - Facilitated by Marie Delaney, Educational Psychotherapist

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.

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:

Recruiting Foster Carers in Munster

Five Rivers Ireland are currently looking to recruit foster carers in the Munster area. If you are interested in becoming a foster carer or would like more information about fostering, please contact our Cork office on 021-4250734.

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

Looking to Recruit Foster Carers in Cork City and County

Please contact our Cork office at 021-4250734 for more information.


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