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IFCA National Conference 2018 FOSTERING STABILITY

Irish Foster Care Association

Friday, 2 November 2018 at 10:00 - Sunday, 4 November 2018 at 13:00 (GMT)

IFCA National Conference 2018  FOSTERING STABILITY

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
3 Day Package - Early Bird Member
3-Day Weekend Package includes: Friday - B&B, conference programme, lunch, evening buffet. Saturday - B&B, conference programme, lunch and conference dinner. Sunday - morning programme.
Ended €315.00 €0.00
3 Day Package - Early Bird Non-Member
3-Day Weekend Package includes: Friday - B&B conference programme, lunch, evening buffet. Saturday - B&B, conference programme, lunch and conference dinner. Sunday - morning programme.
Ended €365.00 €0.00
2 Day Package - Early Bird Member
2-Day Weekend Package includes: Friday - B&B, evening buffet. Saturday - B&B, conference programme, lunch and conference dinner. Sunday - morning programme.
Ended €285.00 €0.00
2 Day Package - Early Bird Non-Member
2-Day Weekend Package includes: Friday - B&B, evening buffet. Saturday - B&B, conference programme, lunch and conference dinner. Sunday - morning programme.
Ended €335.00 €0.00
Friday Day Delegate Package - Early Bird Member
The Friday Day Delegate Package includes the Friday conference programme, lunch and coffee breaks.
Ended €60.00 €0.00
Friday Day Delegate Package - Early Bird Non-Member
The Friday Day Delegate Package includes the Friday conference programme, lunch and coffee breaks.
Ended €90.00 €0.00
Saturday Day Delegate Package - Early Bird Member
The Saturday Day Delegate Package includes the Saturday conference programme, lunch and coffee breaks.
Ended €70.00 €0.00
Saturday Day Delegate Package - Early Bird Non-Member
The Saturday Day Delegate Package includes the Saturday conference programme, lunch and coffee breaks.
Ended €100.00 €0.00
Friday and Saturday programmes with Friday night buffet and B&B - Early Bird Member
This package includes the full Conference programmes on Friday and Saturday, Friday night B&B, and Friday night buffet, lunch on Friday and Saturday and coffee breaks.
Ended €195.00 €0.00
Friday and Saturday programmes with Friday night buffet and B&B - Early Bird Non-Member
This package includes the full conference programmes on Friday and Saturday, Friday night B&B, and Friday night buffet, lunch on Friday and Saturday and coffee breaks.
Ended €235.00 €0.00
Saturday Programme and Conference Dinner - Early Bird Member
This package includes the Saturday conference programme, lunch and coffee breaks, and the Saturday night conference dinner.
Ended €110.00 €0.00
Saturday Programme and Conference Dinner - Early Bird Non-Member
This package includes the Saturday conference programme, lunch and coffee breaks, and Saturday night conference dinner.
Ended €140.00 €0.00
Saturday Programme, Conference Dinner and Saturday night B&B - Early Bird Member
This package includes the Saturday conference programme, lunch and coffee breaks, the Saturday night conference dinner and Saturday B&B.
Ended €180.00 €0.00
Saturday Programme, Conference Dinner and Saturday night B&B - Early Bird Non-Member
This package includes the Saturday conference programme, lunch and coffee breaks, the Saturday night conference dinner and Saturday B&B.
Ended €210.00 €0.00
Friday Student Day Delegate
The Friday Day Delegate Package includes the Friday Conference programme, lunch and coffee breaks.
Ended €30.00 €0.00
Saturday Student Day Delegate
The Saturday Day Delegate Package includes the Saturday conference programme, lunch and coffee breaks.
Ended €30.00 €0.00
Young People's Conference Ticket (12-23yrs)
The young people's conference ticket includes all activities in the young people's programme, meals including Saturday night conference dinner and B&B on Friday and Saturday. *Please note that the young people's programme begins at 18.30 on Friday, with a buffet meal available from 17.30 - 21.00.
Ended €95.00 €0.00
Children's Conference Ticket (5-12yrs)
The children's conference ticket includes all the activities in the children's programme and meals including Saturday night conference dinner, and Friday and Saturday B&B. *Please note that the children's programme begins on Saturday. There is a buffet meal available from 17.30 - 21.00 on Friday The hotel Kids' Club is available for ages 5-12 during Friday workshops. Please contact the hotel directly to book in.
Ended €85.00 €0.00
Little Ones (0-4 yrs) Ticket
This ticket includes the Little Ones' service provided at the hotel, and meals, and B&B on Friday and Saturday night. The Little Ones' service is available for 0-4 years on Saturday daytime and Sunday morning. Please see the conference brochure for full details of times. A babysitting service can be booked in advance for other times. Please see IFCA website or conference brochure for further information.
Ended €40.00 €0.00
Young People Friday and Saturday Programme with Friday night buffet and B&B
This ticket is for the young people's conference programme on Friday evening and all day Saturday. It includes Friday evening buffet, Friday B&B, and Saturday lunch.
Ended €75.00 €0.00
Children's (5-12 yrs) Saturday Programme with Friday night buffet and B&B
This ticket is for the children's conference programme (including lunch) on Saturday only, with Friday night buffet and Friday B&B. (5-12yrs)
Ended €65.00 €0.00
Little Ones (0-4 yrs) Ticket for Sat Service with Friday night buffet and B&B
This ticket includes the Little Ones' service provided at the hotel on Saturday daytime, Saturday lunch, Friday night buffet and Friday B&B. The Little Ones' service is available for 0-4 years on Saturday daytime. Please see the conference brochure for full details of times. A babysitting service can be booked in advance for other times. Please see IFCA website or conference brochure for further information.
Ended €30.00 €0.00
Sunday AM Workshop and Closing Ceremony
Sunday AM Workshop and Closing Ceremony
Ended €15.00 €0.00

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Event Details

The Irish Foster Care Association National Conference brings together all those with an interest in foster care, including general and relative foster families, health and social care practitioners, academics, students, teachers, policy makers, and members of the community and voluntary sector to learn together, engage in dialogue, and share their experiences and best practice. We run three parallel programmes for children, young people and adults. Conference details available http://www.ifca.ie/conference-and-booking-information/

This year’s Conference theme is Fostering Stability. It is well-recognised that a secure and stable environment is key to children’s healthy development and well-being. Due to the circumstances which lead to children being received into care and the many changes to their world that may be part of this, it is critical that we do all we can to support the most vulnerable children in our society to feel safety, security and stability.

The Conference will offer scope to explore how the system can better support stability for children in foster care and look at many aspects of practice and policy of relevance to this theme. Stability may relate to our everyday foster care practice – how can our practice facilitate healthy child development and well-being? Stability may also relate to the practical and legal arrangements that are in place for a child. For example, how can every element of a child’s care-planning and its follow-through contribute to a child’s sense of stability and well-being? For the foster family, what are the factors which can contribute to parental autonomy within the foster-care parenting role? Closely related to the concept of stability in foster care is that of permanence. The meanings of permanence in terms of stability, emotional security and family membership into adulthood are complex [1]. One definition of permanence is: ‘a set of goal directed activities designed to help children live in families that offer continuity of relationships with nurturing parents or caretakers and the opportunity to establish lifetime relationships’[2].

Another definition is: ‘the security and well-being that comes from being accepted as members of ‘new’ families’[3]. While some children who come into care return to live with their birth parents, for those who can’t, permanence within the foster family can be an alternative. In the Republic of Ireland, a number of different legal options are available or may be proposed within the current review of the Child Care Act 1991, and views vary on which of these options is best able to achieve permanence in both practical and emotional terms. Other areas central to the concept of stability in foster care include: the provision of supports to foster carers; and more broadly, how can the stability of foster care itself be sustained in Ireland? We hope that the conference will stimulate further debate, discussion and learning on these many aspects of fostering stability.

[1] Schofield, G., Beck, M. and Ward, E. (2012) Part of the family: ‘Planning for permanence in long-term family foster care in long-term family foster care’ Children and Youth Services Review, 34(1) January.

[2] Maluccio and Fein, 1983: 5, cited in Stott and Gustavsson, 2010: 622, cited in Moran, L., McGregor, C. and Devaney, C. (2017) Outcomes for Permanence and Stability for Children in Long-term Care. Galway. The UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, The National University of Ireland, Galway.

[3] UK Performance and Innovation Unit (2000) in O’Brien, V. and Palmer, A. (2016) ‘Permanence in long-term foster care: what are the options?’ Foster, Issue 2, pp27-45.

Do you have questions about IFCA National Conference 2018 FOSTERING STABILITY? Contact Irish Foster Care Association

When & Where


Radisson Blu Hotel
Ennis Road
Limerick
Ireland

Friday, 2 November 2018 at 10:00 - Sunday, 4 November 2018 at 13:00 (GMT)


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Irish Foster Care Association

The Irish Foster Care Association is the representative body for foster care in Ireland. Child-centred and rights-based, IFCA promotes excellence in foster care. We aim to accomplish this by providing information, support and learning opportunities for all those involved in foster care through our direct work in Advocacy, Branch Development, Support, and Learning and Development. IFCA seeks to build a culture of learning that values the accumulation of knowledge, skills and experience by all those with an involvement in fostering, in the development of best practice. The annual conference is one of a range of opportunities in IFCA’s learning programme which also includes training, seminars, and a biannual journal on foster care practice, policy and research,‘Foster’.

 

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