IAN Meetings & Events

IAN Meetings & Events 2024


Online Members Webinar

9th September 2024 at 11am

Decision Support Service

The presentation will cover the key provisions of the Act, including the tiers of support, the guiding principles, the role of the DSS, the functional assessment of capacity, who is eligible to become a decision supporter, how they supervise decision supporters and investigate complaints about them.




18th October 2024

Irish Aftercare Network Members Meeting – February 2024

Date: Tuesday, 20th February 2024
Time: 10.00am-1.00pm
Location: Community Space, LinkedIn, Ground Floor, LinkedIn’s EMEA HQ, One Wilton Park, Wilton Terrace, Dublin 2, D02 AD98

Registration: This is a member’s only event. Registration is essential, please email darlene@breakingthrough.org to reserve a place.

Update from William McNamara, National Lead for Aftercare, Tusla on Strategic Plan for Aftercare Services for Young People and Young Adults (2023-2026) to Irish Aftercare Network Members

Date: Friday, 24th November 2023
Time: 12.00pm-1.30pm
Location: Online via Zoom

Registration: Please register by Wednesday, 22 November 2023 to receive the Zoom link by emailing: darlene@breakingthrough.org (please note registration is essential). Phone: 01 6060858

Irish Aftercare Network Annual Conference 2023

Date: Friday, 13th October 2023
Time: 9.30am – 3.45pm
Theme: Power and Empowerment – Changing Perceptions, Challenging Barriers and Promoting Change
Location: The Sheraton Hotel, Athlone, Co Westmeath

Reflective Practice Workshop

Date: Thursday 21st September 2023
Time: 9.30am – 1.30pm (registration 9.15am)

The morning is divided up into two modules:

  1. Introduction to Reflective Practice for HSCP
  2. HSCP with Experience of Reflective Practice.

Location: Springfield Hotel, Leixlip, Co Kildare, W23 W280
Number of Delegates: Limited to a small group
Break: 11.30am for 15 minutes
For: Members of The Irish Aftercare Network

By the end of these modules, you will be able to:

  • define reflective practice and its purpose
  • use a reflective practice framework
  • write reflectively
  • explore reflective enquiry, critical reflection, and reflexivity
  • support CORU requirements.

Facilitator: Charlotte Burke, CPD Coordinator, Social Care Ireland

Please note places are limited so please ensure you are fully committed to attending. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

To book your place please email: Yvonne@breakingthrough.org

Irish Aftercare Online Network Meeting, 10 July 2023

To discuss the Strategic Plan for Aftercare Services for Young People and Young Adults 2023 – 2026

Link: Strategic Plan on Aftercare Services for Young Adults [PDF]

To register and to receive Zoom details please email
or phone 01 6060858.

IAN Online network meeting on 26th May 2023

There was a presentation from Pieta along with a networking opportunity for IAN members.

IAN Network Meeting, 31 March 2023 Absolute Hotel, Limerick 9.30am-1.30pm

Presentations from the following organisations:
ADAPT, Domestic Abuse Services
Homeless Action Team, Limerick (HAT)
GOSHH – Gender Orientation Sexual Health HIV

Download the agenda here.

*This is a members only event. There is no cost to become a member and membership is open to those who work directly or indirectly with care leavers. To become a member of the Irish Aftercare Network please click the link: https://www.irishaftercare.com/membership-form/

We do hope you can join us but please email info@breakingthrough.org to register as places are limited!

IAN Network Members Meeting

The IAN Network Members Meeting took place in the Carmelite Centre, Dublin on 28 February 2023, the first one in 3 years! We had presentations from the following organisations:

  • Team for Separated Children Seeking International Protection, Child and Family Agency, TUSLA
  • NIAP
  • Northside Partnership & TUSLA

Date for the Diary

  • Annual Conference 2023 –The Sheraton Hotel, Athlone, 13 October 2023