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Thursday, 5 March 2020

Department of Children and Youth Affairs

Child and Family Agency Services

Photo of Denise MitchellDenise Mitchell (Dublin Bay North, Sinn Fein)
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1093. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the reason a Tusla centre (details supplied) was closed; the alternative arrangements put in place for those in need of its services; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [3669/20]

Photo of Katherine ZapponeKatherine Zappone (Dublin South West, Independent)
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Commissioning of services is an operational matter for Tusla, the Child and Family Agency. I have requested that Tusla respond to the Deputy directly on this matter.

The Slainte centre accommodates 7 staff currently from Tusla Dublin North PPFS (Partnership Prevention and Family Support Team)

This team offers the following services

1 Meitheal

2 Family Support

3 Parenting Programmes ( Parent Ur Teen/ Non Violent Response)

4 Homeless hub

5 Cookery Programmes for children/adults

6 Direct work with children/young people

7 Family Access

The Slainte Centre is a Prefab, based on the grounds of Ladyswell Senior School in Darndale. It is at the latter part of the grounds and is situated in an isolated spot which backs on to Marigold Housing Estate in Darndale, Dublin 17. The centre is owned and rented from Our Lady’s School Board.

While the centre is currently closed, the staff team are located in Coolock Health Centre and are continuing to provide a service to families in the Dublin 5, 13 and 17 areas.


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