Press Releases - Page 1

By: Iaypic  05/12/2011
Keywords: child care

  • Press Release
  • November 8, 2011

EPIC welcomes the announcement that data collected by the State on young people who leave care at the age of 18 but are in receipt of aftercare services will be available shortly.[1]  Up to date, reliable, and relevant data will help to ensure tha..

  • Press Release
  • November 8, 2011

EPIC welcomes the announcement that data collected by the State on young people who leave care at the age of 18 but are in receipt of aftercare services will be available shortly.[1] Up to date, reliable, and relevant data will help to ensure tha..

  • Press Release
  • October 18, 2011

EPIC (formerly the Irish Association of Young people in Care) welcomes the publication of today’s reports published by the HSE on the deaths and serious incidents of children in care. EPIC would like to offer its sympathies and condolences with t..

  • Press Release
  • July 15, 2011

“This is just the start of the process. There is still more to do.” Saving Childhood Group Welcomes Children First: National Guidance The Saving Childhood group has welcomed the publication of Children First: National Guidance for the Protection a..

  • Press Release
  • July 15, 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..

  • Press Release
  • July 13, 2011

  Yet Again Children Have Been Failed. Cloyne Report Reinforces Need For Children First To Be Put on Statutory Footing and For Accountability. This is the fourth report on abuse in the Catholic Church. This report is different because it deals wi..

  • Press Release
  • July 5, 2011

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 ..

  • Press Release
  • June 17, 2011

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Frances Fitzgerald TD to launch EPIC and EPIC Research findings on the outcomes for young people leaving care. WHEN: 11.00am Friday 17th June 2011 WHERE: Arbitration Centre, Bar Council of Ireland, Distiller..

  • Press Release
  • June 10, 2011

The Irish Association of Young People in Care (IAYPIC) welcomes the publication today of the independent Inspection Report on the implementation of national recommendations on HSE foster care services by the Health Information and Quality Authorit..

  • Press Release
  • January 10, 2011

  OPPORTUNITY NOW FOR DAIL TO GIVE CHILDREN IN CARE A RIGHT TO QUALITY AFTERCARE SERVICES A number of leading child care organisations today called on the opposition parties to vote against the Child Care (Amendment) Bill in the Dail unless the Go..

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News - Page 1

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. 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.


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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.


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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.


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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.