IAN Meetings & Events

Great news – bookings for the Irish Aftercare Network Annual Conference are now OPEN.

Click on the link below to book. Hope you like the excellent line up of presenters.


Irish Aftercare Network Regional Meeting
Date: Wednesday 29th March 2017
Time: 12.30pm- 4.00pm.
Venue: Clayton Hotel, Galway
RSVP to info@breakingthrough.org no later than Monday 13th March 2017
Lunch & Refreshments provided


12.30pm – 12.45pm National Policy Update

Neil Forsyth (Irish Aftercare Network)

12.45pm – 1.30pm Speed Networking
Marie Halligan, Breaking Through

1.30pm-2.15pm Lunch

2.15pm – 3.00pm Immigration Issues for Young People Leaving Care
Immigrant Council of Ireland
Katie Mannion, Solicitor

3.00pm – 3.45pm Peer To Peer Education
EPIC –Empowering People in Care.
Sabrina Harty, Laura Martin, Ciara O Driscoll

3.45pm – 4.00pm AOB

Date for Annual Conference: Friday 26th May 2017, Sheraton Hotel, Athlone

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Details for next Irish Aftercare Network Meeting
Date: Tuesday 21st February 2017
Time: 10.30am – 3.30pm
Venue:Holycross College,Clonliffe Road ,Dublin 3.
Cost: €10.00 per person payable on the day with light lunch and refreshments provided.
RSVP to info@breakingthrough.org no later than Friday 17th Feb
10.45am – 11.00am Registration
11.00am – 11.10am Welcome
Sharon Corish, Chairperson (Irish Aftercare Network)
11.10am – 11.30am Speed Networking
11.30am – 12.00pm Access Services and Supports. Presentation followed by Q &A
Cathy McLoughlin, Senior Access Officer, Dublin City University
12.00pm-12.15pm Tea/Coffee Networking
12.15pm – 1.00pm What about us?
Hard to reach young people’s perspective of their experience of the care system.
Report Presentation Ciaran Kenny, Don Bosco Care & Ian Doyle, TUSLA
1,00pm – 1.45pm Lunch & Networking
1.45pm – 2.30pm EPIC – What We Do
Peter Lane, Advocacy Officer for DML and Fidelma Guiney, Advocacy Officer for DNE
2.30pm – 3.00pm Aftercare Policy Update
Neil Forsyth, Focus Ireland
3.00pm – 3.30pm AOB
Date for Annual Conference :Friday 26th May 2017, Sheraton Hotel, Athlone