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Knowledge Bank

Welcome to the Knowledge Bank! 

This section of the IFCA website is intended to provide you with information about the wide range of issues which can form part of caring for and/or working with children in care, regardless of your role. We will be adding more categories to this page in the coming months.

We hope you find the Knowledge Bank useful. Please feel free to send us any feedback about it that you may have. You can send this to Niamh Barrett, project worker, Learning and Development, IFCA, Unit 24 Village Green, Dublin 24., or email


Complaints and Resolving ProblemsChild Development and ParentingSchool and EducationUnderstanding the System
LegislationChildren's Mental HealthRelationships in Foster CarePractical SkillsIntercultural Foster Care
Child ProtectionYoung PeopleHealth ConditionsSelf-Care



IFCA uses all reasonable efforts in preparing and providing quality information for guidance purposes but does not guarantee the completeness, adequacy or currency of the information contained in or linked to this website. Before relying on material on the site users should independently verify the accuracy, completeness and relevance for their purposes and obtain any appropriate professional advice. IFCA therefore accepts no liability or responsibility whatsoever for matters arising from any errors or omissions with regard to the information on this website. Please contact the external site for answers to questions regarding its content.

 IFCA would like to thank Atlantic Philanthropies and Tusla for funding to develop the Knowledge Bank.