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Unity through Relationship

By Maurice Fenton

Maurice Fenton entered social care as a volunteer in 1992. over
the intervening years he has worked at all levels in residential child
care, from trainee to director in the statutory, voluntary and private
sectors. He returned to education at the age of forty and has remained
there ever since. He founded Empower Ireland in 2009 and to support care
leavers in Ireland and in Marrch 2013 left his post as director of
services to focus on developing Empower Ireland and to concentrate on
his doctoral studies at Queens University.

Unity through Relationship

Introduction

The following article is based on the opening address by Maurice
Fenton at the recent “Unity through Relationship” conference held in
Dublin, on 10th & 11th November 2014. Maurice
Fenton is currently working with the presenters from this conference in
compiling an edited book of chapters based on the individual
presentations. This article is an adaption of what will feature as the
introduction to this book. Details of the conference which was hosted by
Gateway, Transform Action International and Empower Ireland are
available at www.unitythroughrelationship.com

Unity through Relationship | goodenoughcaring.com

Published by Residential Forum

The Residential Forum is to promote the achievement of high standards of care and support for children and adults living in residential care and nursing homes, supported housing, residential schools and colleges, hospices and hostels. It contributes to improving the quality of service to the public. Members of the Forum are people of standing and experience drawn from the public, private and voluntary sectors, as well as some who can speak for service users and carers.

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