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Care Leavers Network launches in Dublin

Find out more about the work of the Care Leavers Network

Written by Tricia Purcell | View this authors Twitter page and posted in news

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What is a care leaver?

Care Leaver means a person who was in institutional care or other form of out-of-home care, including foster care, as a child or youth (or both) at some time in their lives.

The Network website has useful advice for people leaving state care. You can find out more about their work on the Care Leaver Network website, Facebook page or Twitter.

The objectives of the Irish Care Leaver Network are to:

  • To assist Care Leavers to gain access to information and services.
  • To raise public awareness of the history and ongoing consequences of past treatment of Care Leavers.
  • To provide a network through which Care Leavers can communicate with each other and share their experiences.
  • To advocate and lobby the government and other institutions or organisations to provide acknowledgement, redress, and support services for Care Leavers.
  • To assist in the provision of an after care plan for recent care leavers.
  • To develop research and policy papers for care leavers and organisations.
  • To seek funds from all sources whether government or private for all the aims and objects set out above.
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Published May 30th, 2016
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