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By: Iaypic  05/12/2011

EPIC warmly welcomes the new Children First Guidance published today.  Protecting children, now more than ever, needs to be the collective responsibility of all.  The guidance clearly articulates that everyone in society has a responsibility to ac..

Dear Colleagues, June 17th 2011 was an exciting day in the history of the Irish Association of Young People in Care. It is the day we launched our new name and new identity - EPIC  In 2009 while developing our strategic plan the Irish Association..

EPIC was officially launched today by The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Frances Fitzgerald TD, at an event in the Arbitration Centre, Dublin, attended by key policy makers, practitioners and young people in care. (The launch brochure can..

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  • February 8, 2011

Manifesto - EPIC’s Challenge to the Next Government: Prioritise the Rights of Children in Care! Election 2011  07/02/11   EPIC is the only independent organisation in Ireland which works with and on behalf of children and young people who are or ..

On the first anniversary of the Ryan Report IAYPIC joins with 8 other organisations to launch the Saving Childhood Ryan campaign to ensure that the Government delivers on its commitment promised in the Implementation Plan. View the complete report.


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05/12/2011

Press Releases - Page 1

The recent publication by HIQA of the Follow-up Inspection of the HSE Fostering Service in Dublin North West illustrates that foster carers and children in foster care continue to be let down in terms of the supports and services they should have ..


05/12/2011

Law & Standards - Page 1

Child Care Act 1991 The primary legislation regulating child care policy is the Child Care Act 1991 which brought in considerable changes in relation to children in care.Until the main part of the Act was implemented in 1995. Child Care (Placement of Children in Foster Care) Regulations 1995 When a child is in the care of the HSE there are a number of different ways in which care can be provided.


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Young People in Care - Page 1

The predominant reasons children are admitted into the care of the HSE include: neglect/ physical abuse of a child; a parent unable to cope; a family member abusing drugs/alcohol; a child with emotional/behavioural problems. Many young people are bullied for no particular reason; bullying hurts and often young people will feel frightened, very lonely and don’t know who they can talk to about the bullying.


05/12/2011

work it out - young people in care, answers to your questions

Many young people are bullied for no particular reason; bullying hurts and often young people will feel frightened, very lonely and don’t know who they can talk to about the bullying. It’s the time of year again when some young people may be thinking about getting a part time or summer job. The thought of starting a job for the first time may be a little frightening or off putting.


05/12/2011

Aftercare and Leaving Care in Ireland - EPIC

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 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.