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Early bird registration re-opens for IFCO 2014 in Ireland
With new dates and venue rescheduled for 26-29 August 2014 in Waterford City, Ireland, advance registration at reduced rates is now open for IFCO 2014 European Conference. By registering now, IFCO 2014 attendees can save up to €100 off registration rates.
IFCO 2014: new dates and place confirmed
Due to current political situation in Ukraine, following IFCO Board meeting, it has been decided not to hold IFCO conference this year in Kyiv. After careful research of the viable alternative, the Board has unanimously agreed to move IFCO conference for 2014 to Waterford, Ireland. The rescheduled...
IFCO 2014 European Conference postponed until further notice
We regret to inform you that due to current political situation in Ukraine IFCO 2014 European Conference has been postponed until further notice and will be rescheduled at a future date.
Mount Snowdon fundraising walk to support care leavers in Kenya
On Saturday 2 November IFCO Vice President Jean Anne Kennedy climbs Mount Snowdon in Wales, UK to support 250 care leavers in Kenya. Together with careleavers, social workers and foster carers from Core Assets, one of IFCO's member organisation, Jean is doing a 4 mile walk up “The Snowdon Ranger...
New board members approved at IFCO Annual General Meeting 2013
Following the International Foster Care Organisation's Annual General Meeting held on 14 September 2013 in Osaka, Japan, the new 2013-15 IFCO Board has been approved. Ten IFCO members had been nominated for election to the new Board. As there were fewer nominations than there were vacancies, all ...
Meet this year’s Pat Whelan Youth Fund awardees…
Pat Whelan Youth Fund Award has been found in 2007 in memory of IFCO member and former volunteer Administration Secretary Pat Whelan from Ireland. The aim of the fund is to support a young person (or group of youth) to attend IFCO conferences, seminars, events that would otherwise not be able to do...
Joint Statement on the 2014 UN General Assembly Resolution on the Rights of the Child
IFCO has become one of more than 40 international, regional and national NGOs and networks that have endorsed a joint statement calling for a focus on strengthening family care and providing appropriate alternative care for children in the 2014 United Nations General Assembly (UN GA)  Resolution on...
USA - Los Angeles Times > Too few foster homes for children in need
The Los Angeles County foster care system has a new crisis — one that can't be resolved by yanking children from troubled parents. In fact, more children in the system would only make things worse because there's no where to put them in a county that has run out of beds in foster homes. The...