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Family Resource Centres

Dáil Éireann Debate, Monday - 11 September 2017

Monday, 11 September 2017

Questions (1642)

Michael Healy-Rae

Question:

1642. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if she will address a matter (details supplied) regarding a workplace dispute; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [37091/17]

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Written answers (Question to Children)

Tusla, the Child and Family Agency provides funding to support the work of a large number of Family Resource Centres throughout the country. This funding is provided under an annual Service Level Agreement, and is by way of a contribution towards the running costs of the centres.

Family Resource Centres are independent companies limited by guarantee and are managed by a Voluntary Board of Management which is representative of the local community. They operate independently of Tusla. Each individual Family Resource Centre is responsible for the recruitment of employees and the terms and conditions under which they are employed.

Tusla very much values the work of Family Resource Centres and recognises the positive impact of their work in supporting families and local communities around the country. Family Resource Centres provide a holistic service of child, family and community support and advocacy to children and families in their communities.

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