Waterford

The Waterford Branch has a varied training schedule with events taking place most months during the year and they also hold a number of social and family activities including: an Easter party, summer party and a Christmas party. For more information on any of these events, please contact Patsy Stephens, Branch Chairperson. 


Branch Contact Details

Branch Chairperson: Patsy Stephens

Phone No: 085 198 2773

Email: ifcawaterford@gmail.com

Branch Committee Details

Chairperson: Patsy Stephens

Secretary: Mary Quinlan

Treasurer: John McGuire

Upcoming Branch Events

Information Session: Safe Care and Dealing with Allegations & Complaints of Welfare Concerns and Abuse

Date:  Wednesday 17th January 2018

Venue: Viking Hotel, Waterford

Time: 9.30am - 1pm (approx)

General Info: This information session will be presented by Peter O’Toole, Head of Support Service in IFCA. It is based on a new information leaflet, published by IFCA in December 2016, 'Guidance on dealing with complaints or allegations of child protection and welfare concerns.' The session will offer comprehensive information on the topic based on best practice and current policy. There will also be an opportunity for Q&A open discussion. For members and non-members.

Contact Info: Contact Branch Chairperson, Patsy Stephens

Waterford Branch Christmas Party

Date: Saturday 16th December 2017

Venue: Dooley's Hotel, Waterford

Time: 3pm-5pm

General Info: The Waterford Branch will have their Christmas party on Saturday 16th December at Dooley's Hotel. We hope you will join us for good food and festive fun!

Contact Info: Contact Branch Chairperson, Patsy Stephens

Communicating with Traumatised Children

Date: Monday 13th November 2017

Venue: Viking Hotel, Waterford

Time: 9.30am - 1pm

General Info: Christina Enright will give a presentation  on Communicating with traumatised children - how to listen so children will talk and talk so children will listen. This includes training on the use of creative activities to help children to open up. The event is free of charge, tea/coffee & scones will be served.

Contact Info: Contact Branch Chairperson, Patsy Stephens

The local TUSLA Child and Family Agency run Peer Support Groups on a monthly basis. The following information relates to the Waterford Area:

Peer Support Group

Date: April 4th, May 9th, June 6th

Venue: Whitestrand, Abbeyside, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford

Time: 10am-12pm

General Info: Peer Support Group Open to Tusla Foster Carers. There is no planned training at these events.

Contact Info: TUSLA Waterford Office 056 773 4884

Peer Support Group

Date: April 5th, May 17th, June 14th

Venue: Clodagh House, Portlaw, Co. Waterford

Time: 10am-12pm

General Info: Peer Support Group Open to Tusla Foster Carers. There is no planned training at these events.

Contact Info: TUSLA Waterford Office 056 773 4884