Recruitment Team Update – September 2023

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Dear carers, I hope you are well and enjoyed the summer break, despite the weather! Recruitment has seen an unexpected surge in activity this summer. Despite the usual lull in July and August, we have experienced a high number of enquiries, home visits and started a number of new assessments. We are delighted to see […]

Young People’s Update – Autumn 2023

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Chatter Matters Our young people’s forum Chatter Matters meets every month online and in-person during school breaks. It is a great opportunity to meet other young people in care and give us your ideas and suggestions about things we can do for young people in Fostering First. We have two groups, one for 12-14 year […]

Social Work Teams Updated – September 2023.

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South Team Hi Everyone, I hope everyone enjoyed the summer break and got to spend time together with your families. We have had a nice summer here in the South and are looking forward to getting back to our groups in September. We have had a few young people across our group who are nearing […]

Directors Update – September 2023

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Hi everyone, it’s officially autumn, the summer is over, schools are back, and Halloween stock is on display in the stores! I hope you had some time to rest and recharge over the summer months.  I am just back from a visit to Australia. As you know Key Assets has companies in most of the […]

Fostering First and Key Assets Consulting 2022 Annual Report

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Fostering First and Key Assets Consulting welcome our 2022 Annual Report, a comprehensive overview of a transformative year for both companies. This report reflects our unwavering dedication and commitment to serving children, families and communities through our collective services.

A Trip Down Under to The 2022 IFCO Conference!

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Ben and Ciaran came into care when they were three and four years old. They, along with their older siblings experienced significant neglect in a home where both parents suffered with drug addictions and were unable to provide a caring and safe environment. Ben and Ciaran continued to have a difficult time for the first […]

Education Initiatives in Fostering First

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Education Initiatives Transition to Secondary School Programme – There was lovely engagement in 2022 with the Transition to Secondary School programme from both carers and young people. We met the 6th class students in person and together created a time capsule of hopes and dreams for their next year in secondary school and had a […]

Childrens Participation in Fostering First.

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2022 saw a return to face-to-face events for children, young people and foster families in FFI. Overall, we held 35 participatory events throughout the year! Chatter Matters: Our young people’s forum Chatter Matters met on a monthly basis either on-line or in person throughout 2022. At the end of the year, seven young people aged […]

Fostering First Team Growth

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In 2022, FFI established, the long planned for, extra social work team, the Mid Team. Traditionally FFI have had 2 social work teams a South Team and a North Team. The North Team has had 5 Link Social Workers covering Donegal to Dublin, and the South Team grew to 6 Link Social Workers covering Wicklow […]

Intercultural Day 2022


Colourful clothes, magical music and amazing art, Intercultural Day 2022 was one of the most memorable days of the summer for young people, carers and staff in FFI.  FFI’s first Intercultural Day was held in August 2022 in Tullamore and was organised by the incredibly talented young people from our young people’s forum Chatter Matters. […]