Stories from Foster Care – Catherine Joyce


On the latest episode of Stories from Foster Care Niamh Barrett talks to Catherine Joyce. For over 35 years Catherine has been a member of the Irish Traveller’s human rights movement. She’s also a theatre-maker and collaborator. She is a strong advocate for the rights of Traveller children, including Traveller children in care, and has been a foster carer herself. She speaks about how important it is to preserve the dual identity of Traveller children in care and she calls for good quality education about Traveller cultural identities to be rolled out across the care system.

About the podcast – Stories from Foster Care is a podcast brought to you by The Irish Foster Care Association. Join host Niamh Barrett as she meets people from all walks of life who have different experiences of foster care in Ireland. Listen to Stories from Foster Care on Spotify, Apple, Nearcast or wherever you get your podcasts. Be sure to subscribe for all the latest episodes.

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The music on this podcast is a track called Pastures by Ketsa, the music appears here under a Creative Commons Licence.

Stories from Foster Care is made in association with the Department of Children Equality Disability Integration and Youth.