Tusla - Ireland's Child & Family Agency
Change a Life. Become a Foster Carer

Change a Life. Become a Foster Carer

Children and young people in your community urgently need the opportunity to be cared for in a loving and caring home. Due to the humanitarian crisis and the impact of Covid-19 on our communities, Tusla is experiencing an increased demand for all types of foster care placements. We’re running a recruitment campaign to encourage people like you to consider fostering, and changing a child’s life.

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Let us introduce ourselves

The Child and Family Agency was established on the 1st January 2014 and is the dedicated State agency responsible for improving wellbeing and outcomes for children. It represents the most comprehensive reform of child protection, early intervention and family support services ever undertaken in Ireland. Click below to find out more.

WHAT WE DO

Changing Futures is our young peoples website, created by young people with experience of Tusla services - visit changingfutures.ie for more.

Our Services

WORRIED ABOUT A CHILD

WORRIED ABOUT A CHILD

We all have a duty of care towards children & should be alert to the possibility that abuse may be taking place - Children First

WHAT IS ABUSE
CHANGE A LIFE

CHANGE A LIFE

It's the ordinary moments in a foster care journey that show children just how amazing they are.

BECOME A FOSTER CARER
EARLY YEARS REGISTRATION

EARLY YEARS REGISTRATION

All early years providers must renew their registration every three years - Info for 2022 renewals

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Children first

Putting Children First

Putting Children First

Children First information for organisations and individuals working with children and young people, parents/guardians, children and young people and the general public

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Publications & Forms

Publications & Forms

Access to Children First Guidance, Legislation, Support Documents and Forms required to report a concern about a child or a retrospective allegation to Tusla.

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Feedback/Complaints Research Centre Careers in Tusla
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