This is a Statutory service provided through Tusla Child & Family Agency. The team provides a link worker support service to foster carers to assist them in caring for and meeting the needs of the Children In Care placed in their care. The staff members provide specific training to foster carers and additional training and support opportunities on a group level to carers. This team also recruits and assesses applicants wishing to be considered as foster carers and also investigate complaints and allegations of abuse against foster carers.
Target Age Group 0-18 years (23 years if remaining in education)
Eligibility Criteria Foster care placements are provided for children and young people in care usually between the ages of 0-18. This can extend to 23 years.
Referrals For placements, referrals are made from CFA Social Work staff. Any individual interested in becoming a foster carer can make direct contact with the team or through the national or local number.
Monday to Friday 9am-5pm.