Aftercare and Leaving Care in Ireland - EPIC

By: Iaypic  05/12/2011
Keywords: child care, residential care, Child Care Act

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Aftercare is a process of preparation and support for leaving care and moving to independent living for all those young people who are or have been in the care of the State. [1]    It is the provision of advice, guidance and assistance with regard..

In 2009, EPIC (formarly IAYPIC) participated in a European Lifelong Learning Project that looked at eployability of care leavers and developing their sense of emotional well being. The programme included groups from 5 partnering countries, United..

Get Involved - Young Peoples Articles, Consultations & Traineeships EPIC puts young people at the core of everything we do and gives them the opportunity to understand our work and become involved at different levels of the organisation. Becom..

Freedom Of Information Act 2003 Many young people in care while in residential care have had access to look at what has been written in their daily logs and have been encouraged to give their signature if they agree with what is written or to add ..

Legislation & Policies relating to Aftercare: The laws and policies relating to young people and aftercare include Child Care Act 1991, Part IV Section 45. This section of the Child Care Act outlines how young people leaving care ‘may’ be supp..

Parenting Treoir The national federation of services for unmarried parents and their children In 1976 services that were working with unmarried parents came together to form a federation in order to improve the communication between service provid..

Aftercare can feel like a daunting time and it also happens when you have a lot going on in terms of your education and training. Although it may feel like you have a lot on at this time your education or training is the best investment you can ma..

Aftercare can feel like a daunting time and it also happens when you have a lot going on in terms of your education and training. Although it may feel like you have a lot on at this time your education or training is the best investment you can ma..

Aftercare is a range of services provided to a young person when they leave care at age 18. These services support young people while they make the transition from living in foster or residential care, to adulthood, with the same opportunities as ..

Keywords: child care, Child Care Act, residential care

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