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Tusla media statement re publication of HIQA foster care service inspection reports
5 April 2018: Tusla – Child and Family Agency acknowledges the publication today of three HIQA inspection reports in relation to foster care services.

Ambitious Corporate Plan for 2018 – 2020 Launched by Tusla
28th March 2018 - Tusla – Child and Family Agency today publishes its new Corporate Plan 2018 – 2020, and Business Plan for 2018 which will set out the key priorities for the Agency over the next three years, alongside a renewed vision and mission which will guide the Agency as it engages with children, families and communities. The significant work programme outlined in this plan is based on reducing preventable risks to children.

11 new Family Resource Centres revealed as funding increases by 21%
12 March 2018. The number of Family Resource Centres in Ireland is set to grow from 109 to 120, with the addition of 11 new centres this year. Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone, and Tusla’s Chief Operations Officer, Jim Gibson, today announced the locations of 11 new centres during a visit to the Hill Street Family Resource Centre in Dublin’s north inner city.

Tusla acknowledges publication of the HIQA report for the Carlow, Kilkenny, South Tipperary area
26th February 2018 - Tusla – Child and Family Agency acknowledges the publication today of the HIQA child protection and welfare inspection report for the Carlow, Kilkenny, South Tipperary area.

Publication of Audit of Religious Orders, Congregations and Missionary Societies Volume II
20th February 2018 - Tusla – Child and Family Agency today publishes the ‘Audit of Religious Orders, Congregations and Missionary Societies Safeguarding Arrangements and Management of Allegations of Child Sexual Abuse - Volume II’

Tusla launches new Child Safeguarding Statement
12 February 2018. Tusla – Child and Family Agency today launched its Child Safeguarding Statement, a new requirement for organisations working with children and families under the Children First Act 2015 which was commenced by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone, in December. The Statement sets out how Tusla protects children who engage with its services and it will be displayed publicly in every Tusla building and office around the country for children, families and members of the public.

43 organisations apply to become Family Resource Centres
29 January 2018. 43 organisations in 19 counties have applied to be recognised as Family Resource Centres as part of Tusla – Child and Family Agency’s Family Resource Centre Programme. There are currently 109 Family Resource Centres around the country, offering a range of services and supports to local communities.

Tusla acknowledges the publication today of the HIQA inspection report in the Midlands.
17th January 2018 - Tusla – Child and Family Agency acknowledges the publication today of the HIQA inspection report in relation to fostering services in the Midlands. The inspection report highlights that the area has made significant improvements with regard to child in care reviews, care planning and reviews of foster carers, in particular, since the previous inspection in 2016.

Tusla – Child and Family Agency welcomes the report published today by the Ombudsman for Children.
15th January 2017 - Tusla – Child and Family Agency welcomes the report published today by the Ombudsman for Children. Tusla fully accepts the recommendations in this report, many of these are currently being implemented.

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