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Thursday 23 May 2019

Tusla open day in Wicklow Town

Tusla will hold an open day in Wicklow during National Child and Family Support Week, which begins on May 13.

The child and family agency will host series of events nationwide to promote and celebrate the support services that it provides to parents, children, young people and communities right across Ireland as part of its Prevention, Partnership and Family Support (PPFS) programme.

An informational PPFS open day, hosted by PPFS staff and the Wicklow Child and Family Project, will be held in the foyer of the Wicklow Primary Healthcare Centre on the Port Road at Knockrobin, Wicklow town, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m on Tuesday, May 14.

Pat Smyth, Interim CEO of Tusla, said the body, together with its funded partners, supports families by providing an accessible, safe and positive pathway through the different experiences that families encounter.

'Children and families are most likely to do well if they are provided with appropriate support in a timely fashion. Our PPFS programme works with families to resolve problems at an early stage in order to improve outcomes for children, young people and families,' said Mr Smyth.

Senior PPFS manager for Dublin South/East Wicklow Kevin Webster said that Tusla is supporting families through a broad range of supports.

'We aim to work collaboratively within the community to provide families with the support they need. Tusla's PPFS programme looks to engage with families at an early stage to resolve problems and to improve outcomes for children, young people and families. National Child and Family Support Week provides us with an ideal opportunity showcase the supports that are available to families in the Dublin South/East Wicklow area,' he said. 'If a child or family needs support, Tusla is there to provide assistance.'

More information can be found at www.tusla.ie/national-child-and-family-support-week/.

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