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Eithne Larkin

Marketing and Recruitment Lead

Eithne and her family have been foster carers for over 20 years and she brings a great insight into the recruitment of foster carers to her work. Eithne is passionate about the important role Foster Carers play in a child’s life.

Eithne’s role focuses on the recruitment of Foster Carers through generating and maintaining an awareness for the continual demand for Foster Carers via social media, website and all Origins Foster Carer Marketing Sources. Eithne is your first point of contact when you reach out to Origins Foster Care to express an interest in fostering. Eithne will sensitively guide you through the enquiry stage of the process.

As an experienced  foster carer Eithne is fully aware of the needs of the children and young people that are referred to Origins Foster Care Service and how these needs must be reflected in the criteria required to become an approved Foster Carer.

Eithne holds an Honours Degree in Childhood and Youth Development, a Diploma in Life Coaching and a Certificate in Training and Development. Like all Origins Foster Care Team members, Eithne has completed training in Children’s First, Safeguarding, Data Protection, and several other relevant courses to maintain a current knowledge of both the operational & statutory obligations of working with Foster Carers and providing placements for Children & Teenagers.

Meet the team

Mieke Ryan
Head of Fostering

Mieke has been working with children in care and their foster carers since 2003. Throughout her working career her

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Eugene Bigley
Operations Manager

Eugene, a professionally qualified social worker, for over 30 years. With experience working both in the public

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Eithne Larkin
Marketing and Recruitment Lead

Eithne and her family have been foster carers for over 20 years and she brings a great insight into the recruitment of foster carers to her work

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Nikki Darcy
Social Work Team Leader

Nikki like all our Social Work team is CORU registered. She has been working as a social worker with children, their families

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Denise Galvin
Administrator

Denise has been working within the private foster care sector as an Administrator since 2014. During this time, she

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Laura Barcellona
Administrator

Laura works as an administrator in Origins foster care. She joined the agency in December 2020. Prior to her role as fostering

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Clare Gleeson
Recruitment & Assessment Team Leader

Clare joined the Origins foster care team in June 2021, having very recently returned from living in the UK

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Alex Gontijo
Administrator

Alexandre was born in Brazil and moved to Ireland to broaden his educational and work experience. With a degree in

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Cíara Farrell
Senior Practitioner, Link Social Worker

Ciara graduated with an honour’s degree in Social Work from Trinity College Dublin and has a National Qualification

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Tel. 01 9079196 / placements@originsfostercare.ie