Why become a member of the Irish Foster Care Association?
Membership of IFCA is free for the first year. For existing members renewal is on 1st Noevmber. With your membership of the IFCA, you are joining others interested in working for the best interests of children in care. Legislation policies, standards of practice, all ultimately affect the child in our care. As a member of IFCA, you will have a strong voice in influencing improvements in the quality of foster care.
What does IFCA offer me?
- Local branch support
- Training & Training Materials
- Independent confidential support
- Seminars and conferences
- Public Liability insurance for activities organised by affiliated IFCA branches
- Legal Expenses Insurance for foster families
There are 3 membership categories:
An Individual Member is an individual, over eighteen years of age, who has paid their subscription. An Individual membership entitles an individual to one vote at the AGM.
A Family membership is open to any family group, one of whom shall be over eighteen, who have paid their subscription. It includes all members of a family permanently residing in the family home. Family membership entitles the family to two votes at the AGM. 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.
Group membership is open to any group involved in child care, which has paid its subscription. It includes all residents and employees of the group, one of whom shall be over eighteen. The Group membership entitles this group to two votes at the AGM. The persons to exercise this right shall be over eighteen years of age, nominated by the group and be placed on a register of voters at time of joining or renewal of membership of the Company.Membership may be paid by direct debit through your bank or directly to the address at the end of the Membership form. Please do not send cash through the post.
How do I join the Irish Foster Care Association?
You can join the Irish Foster Care Association either:
Data collection and use
The Irish Foster Care Association collects data from our members through our application/renewal forms. All data will be collected in an open and honest manner and obtained fairly. Your data is required so we can provide you with information and offerings from the services that we provide.
Data is held on IFCA Server and computers in IFCA Office.
IFCA's Data Protection Policy is available here.