Today, Tuesday 7th February, is Internet Safety Day. As such, Five Rivers Fostering would like to highlight a helpful website where parents and foster carers can get more information about safe internet use.

With the internet becoming more and more accessable via smartphones, tablets, and a general increase in the range of internet access throughout the country, it is important to keep potential online dangers in mind. Please follow the link below to get informaton regarding safe internet and social media use for young people.

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on 07 Feb 2017 6:20 PM

On the 5th November 2016 Five Rivers Fostering held a cultural awareness day in our Kilkenny House. This was attended by foster carers, birth children, foster children, staff and external organisations such as the Meath Traveller Group. The day was organised to recognise and celebrate the different cultures amongst our foster carers and our foster children. There was a great turn out on the day with various foster carers from various cultures getting involved in presentations and cooking samplers of their traditional dishes.

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on 09 Jan 2017 2:33 PM

Big thanks to all the foster carers that attended the first coffee morning in the Five Rivers Fostering Cork office. A huge thank you also to those who donated to the Christmas St. Vincent De Paul appeal.

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on 09 Dec 2016 5:13 PM

Bereaved Children's Week runs from the 14th to the 18th of November.

ICBN members and other interested people are holding 18 different events including  talks in libraries, parishes, schools, information stands, coffee mornings and a remembrance event for local communities.

The Key messages for Bereaved Children’s Week are:

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on 17 Nov 2016 6:04 PM

Five Rivers will have a fostering information stand on Friday 18th at the Athlone Town Centre shopping centre. Social workers and fosters carers will be there to provide information on how to become a foster carer.

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on 16 Nov 2016 11:05 AM

Please find below a list of upcoming training for Five Rivers Foster Carers during the month of November. Carers can get more information about training by using their carer login details or contacting their linkworkers.

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on 01 Nov 2016 12:54 PM

Follow link below to a music video written, directed and produced by young people who have grown up in the care system.

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on 18 Oct 2016 11:10 AM

Please find below a list of training for Five Rivers Foster Carers taking place in October 2016. Carers can use their login details to get more information about training or contact their linkworkers.

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on 11 Oct 2016 3:27 PM

Please find below a list of upcoming training for Five Rivers Foster Carers. These will take place during the month of September and carers can use their login details to get more information about times, locations, etc.

September 20th - Drug Awareness

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on 07 Sep 2016 4:36 PM
The Defence Forces Open Day will take place within the grounds of Farmleigh House on Sunday the 9th of July 2017 from 11am to 5pm.
Highlights will include career stands, weapons displays, a parachute display and capability demonstrations from the Army, Air Corps & Naval Service.
This provides an opportunity for the public to gain insight into careers that are available in the Defence Forces. 
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on 01 Sep 2016 5:48 PM