Irish Foster Care Association - Services

By: Irish Foster Care Association  05/12/2011
Keywords: Care Association

Mandated Services

Upon receipt of funding from the Dept. of Health & Children in 1997, IFCA was mandated to provide the following services:

  • A national spokesperson on foster care

  • A regional network

  • A national office

  • An independent and confidential support service for foster carers against whom an allegation is made

Fostering Advocacy and Mediation Service

The provision of foster care is complex and emotionally demanding.
IFCA offers a professional and independent advocacy service providing information and support to foster families when difficulties arise. This may involve telephone counselling, meeting with carers or mediation. 

Keywords: Care Association

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Irish Foster Care Association - Membership of IFCA

The persons to exercise this right shall be over eighteen years of age, nominated by the family and be placed on a register of voters at time of joining or renewal of membership of the Company. By your membership of the IFCA, you are joining others interested in working for the best interests of children in care. A Family membership is open to any family group, one of whom shall be over eighteen, who have paid their subscription.


Irish Foster Care Association - Legal Expenses Insurance Scheme

This policy is designed to give cover for legal expenses in the event of an allegation being made against foster/relative carers or members of their family permanently residing within the household. The insurance is renewable on 1st November each year and any premium paid mid-term will not be on a pro-rata basis. Claims made for an alleged incident taking place while the policy is active can be made at any subsequent date.


Irish Foster Care Association - Useful Links

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