Resolving Issues in Foster Care - Portlaoise

Posted by ifcamedia on November 21, 2018

Resolving Issues in Foster Care - Portlaoise

Nov 21st 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

IFCA Information Session

Resolving Issues in Foster Care

Wednesday 21st November from 10am – 12:30pm, Portlaoise Family Resource Centre, Portlaoise

What is the purpose of this session?

The information session will be presented by Peter O’Toole, Head of Support Service in the Irish Foster Care Association. It is based on a new information leaflet, published by IFCA in October 2018 ‘Guidance on Resolving Issues in Foster Care.' The session will offer comprehensive information on the topic based on best practice and current policy.

What will the session cover?

  • Overview of common issues
  • Support from social workers
  • IFCA support service – stats and findings.
  • Initial steps to resolving issues
  • Record -keeping
  • Tell-Us
  • Mediation
  • Ombudsman services
  • Coru and other means of resolution
  • Implications for future of Foster Care
  • Questions and answers

It will also be a great opportunity to meet other foster carer’s and members in your local area.  IFCA members & non-members are very welcome to attend & non-members can join up on the day, as IFCA membership is free for the first year.

To confirm your attendance, please call/text/email Siobhán Noctor, Project Worker at