Five Rivers Fostering provides a broad range of supports to our families.
We provide on-going training on relevant issues to foster Carers. This training is offered at various locations around Ireland as well as online.
If you are approved to foster, you will be allocated a link social worker who will visit you on a regular basis to discuss your experiences and to offer practical advice and information on any challenges you may experience.
We can also share information on what has worked for other Carers and what additional needs children in foster care may have. Visits from your link worker will be in your home and at times that are convenient. Visits will be as frequent as is necessary to support you and the child placed with you. This could be weekly visits, but visits will not be less than every month.
You can also access our on-call social worker 24 hours per day, if you have any queries, or if you need urgent support and advice.
Through attending training courses you will also meet other foster Carers and can get valuable advice and support directly from them.
We have a skilled team of social workers and social care workers who have a variety of interests and skills.
On approval, you will receive membership to Irish Foster Care Association which includes insurance.
Five Rivers Fostering foster Carers can benefit from our social care and multi-disciplinary team supports.
Please follow the links to learn more:
Multi-Disciplinary Team supports