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Child and Family Agency

Information

The Child and Family Agency (called Tusla) is a statutory organisation, established in January 2014 under the Child and Family Agency Act 2013. Under Section 8 of the Act, it is required to:

  • Support and promote the development, welfare and protection of children, and
  • Support and encourage the effective functioning of families

It also provides information and advice to the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs on matters relating to the agency’s areas of responsibility.

Services

The Agency has assumed responsibility for the following range of services:

  • Child welfare and protection services previously operated by the Health Service Executive (including family support services)
  • The services previously provided by the former Family Support Agency
  • The services previously provided by the former National Educational Welfare Board
  • Pre-school inspection services
  • Domestic, sexual and gender-based violence services
  • Services related to the psychological welfare of children

Information on the services it provides is available on its website tusla.ie.

Contact

Tusla - Child and Family Agency

Brunel Building
Heuston South Quarter
Dublin 8
Ireland

Tel:(01) 771 8500
Homepage: http://www.tusla.ie/
Email: info@tusla.ie

Page edited: 6 February 2014

Language

Gaeilge

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