We had a very successful day of training on Saturday May 6th in our Cork Office with Marie Delaney from The Learning Harbour entitled 'The effects of disrupted attachment on learning and behaviour'. This was well attended by foster carers, staff and teachers.
Five Rivers Fostering recently held a very productive new beginnings training in our Kilkenny office. We had 16 young people attend a very enjoyable training event that helps children who foster prepare for the exciting world of fostering. There were a range of age groups present on the date and all the young people were involved in a host of different activities that increases their awareness and understanding in relation to fostering. We think you will see from the photos that there was a great day had by all.
The Guardian has shared an interesting article surrounding the work of social workers. The piece focusses primarily on birth families, but it is also applicable to the work done with families who foster and young children in foster care. Please follow the link below to read the article:
There was a great turn out for Five Rivers Fostering's Limerick coffee morning, which was hosted at Miss Marples Tearooms. Foster carers come together on these coffee mornings for discussion and to build links with fellow foster families.
Five Rivers would like to thank Miss Marples Tearooms for hosting, and for all the foster carers who attended.
Five Rivers Fostering was established in 2002. It is the first independent fostering agency to operate in the Republic of Ireland.
Over the years we have grown from a small staff team of two to a team of 42. The head office is based in Dublin. However we provide foster care to children across the country and have foster families in most counties.
In 2011 we opened an office in Cork to support our families in the Munster Region. Five Rivers Fostering provides care to a wide range of children of all ages and cultures and with a variety of different needs.
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