Social Work Placement Referrals Team: 01 9079196 / Email - Foster Carer Recruitment/Info: 087 0529749 / Email - Login

Here at Origins Foster Care, we feel privileged to be part of the world of providing good quality foster care placements to children and we look forward to working closely with like-minded foster carers and other professionals to impact the lives of our vulnerable children.

As a fostering agency, we have responsibility for finding foster homes for children in the Republic of Ireland. This means we need people, just like you, to take the time to consider becoming a family for a child in need of foster care. We pride ourselves on providing a professional, child centered and approachable service.

Our foster parents provide care for placements such as the following, depending on the needs of the child.

  • Short-term foster care
    • Children come in to care sometimes for anything from days to weeks or even months. Short term placements can be made for a variety of reasons, such as illness of primary carer, neglect, or substance abuse. Supporting children at this time of transition is a crucial part of short-term foster care.
  • Long-term foster care
    • Sometimes the best solution for a child in care is to remain with the foster family for several years until they can live independently at the age of 18. While these young people cannot live in their own home, regular contact with their birth family usually takes place.

Fostering can be hard work. However, we work with carers to make sense of this important task. We bring together all the professionals involved in a child’s life to create a plan that ensures the preferred developmental outcomes for children in our care and provides guidance to their foster carers.

  • A highly committed support team
  • 24 hours on call telephone support
  • Your own dedicated social worker
  • Regular meetings
  • Training & Education
  • Access to therapeutic supports for the children in their care
  • Tailored support packages
  • Respite
  • Support groups

Our foster carers are a diverse group of enthusiastic, committed, and caring people who have time in their lives to care for a child and are willing to learn. We are an inclusive organisation and welcome applications from people regardless of age, race, sexuality, gender, or religion.

  • Single People or Couples
  • Heterosexual and Same-sex Couples
  • Married or Unmarried
  • Homeowners or non-homeowners
  • Employed or Unemployed

If you would like to find out more about becoming a Foster Carer, please get in touch to book your place on our Information Evening on March 10th where you can hear from a member of our team and also hear from one of our exiting Foster Carers on their experience.

Please Text or What’s App 087 0529749 or email eithne@originsfostercare.ie for details on how to join the call.

 

Origins Covid-19 Announcement

We are continuing to operate the fostering service within the Government guidelines.

We are working to protect all our employees, foster carers and children in our service.

Our service is fully operational.