Many thanks to Five Rivers Foster Carers who travelled from near and far to attend the Neglect Workshop in Cork last Thursday. Unfortunately, the majority of children in our care have experienced neglect. The workshop offered insights into the experiences of children, impact on their emotional wellbeing and how to support their development. While there is no quick fix or one size fits all participants were encouraged to use reflective practice to assist children in their care.

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on 24 Aug 2015 6:32 PM

Five Rivers Fostering would like to remind carers that the 'Preparing for Independence - Young People Leaving Care' workshop that was to take place on 25th August in Cork has been cancelled. Carers will be contacted when a new date for this workshop has been set.

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on 24 Aug 2015 11:52 AM

Five Rivers Fostering have organised training in Childhood Neglect for Five Rivers Carers on Thursday 20th August. Carers can access information regarding the time and location of each of these training events by using their private login details.

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on 14 Aug 2015 6:01 PM

Fantastic day out, at our Family Fun Day in Kartworld Adventure Centre- Watergrasshill, Cork on the 11/08/2015. Over 70 Foster carers, children and young people gathered in large numbers. We most definitely think we’ll see some of our fine drivers on the Formula 1 track in the near future. From sumo wrestling, to clay pigeon shooting, karting and laser tag-ended off with a well-deserved lunch.  This was most definitely an exciting, exhausting and super fun day.

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on 13 Aug 2015 4:45 PM

Five Rivers isholding an Activity Day for Five Rivers Foster Carers on 11th August 2015. Carers can use their private login details to find out more information about this event, including the location and time of the event.

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on 31 Jul 2015 10:48 AM

Five Rivers Fostering will be holding two family fun days for Five Rivers Foster Carers in Kilkenny (25th July) and Meath (13th August). Five Rivers carers can find out more information about these support days by using their carer login details.

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on 09 Jul 2015 12:45 PM

The IFCA have extended their Helpline service from 10am to 3pm Monday through to Friday.

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on 08 Jul 2015 5:44 PM

Cerebral palsy is the most common physical disability in childhood, with a child being born with CP every hour. The goal of is to raise awareness globally for cerebral palsy and other birth injuries.

For more information on cerebral palsy, please visit

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on 26 Jun 2015 1:27 PM

Five Rivers Fostering have organised the following training for Five Rivers Carers throughout the month of June. Carers can access information regarding the time and location of each of these training events by using their private login details.

24th June : How Can we Influence the Behaviour of Children

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on 11 Jun 2015 12:11 PM

Five Rivers Fostering are holding an information evening at The Longford Arms Hotel on Wednesday 1st July from 7-9pm.

In attendance will be Five Rivers Fostering Operations Manager, Social Worker, Social Care Worker and some of our current foster carers. We will be giving a short presentation on fostering and answering questions.

If you are interested in attending this event and require more information, please feel free to contact our Dublin office on 01-8665290 / 01-8665291

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on 10 Jun 2015 3:05 PM