Youth Advocate Programmes Ireland CLG National Event took place this year in Croke Park on 17th of August 2017. Young people, parents/carers and staff presented a range of projects on the theme of Young People Speak Out – “How Can I Bring About Change”™. The Event showcased the work of Young People and Parents/Carers from all across Ireland and was a great opportunity to for those attending to hear directly from the Young People and Parents/Carers about the range of ways that they have brought about change for themselves and within services.

The event was a great success and we would like to extend a huge well done to all those who participated and presented their projects on the day. We would especially like to thank our guest speakers Pamela Cooper, Child & Family Support Network Co-ordinator TUSLA, Fred McBride, Chief Executive Officer TUSLA, Dr. Niall Muldoon, Ombudsman for Children, Jim Ryan, Head of Operations – HSE Mental Health and Anne Rabbitte TD, Spokesperson on Children and Youth Affairs Fianna Fail.

Below are some photos of the Event