Pathways and outcomes: A study of 335 referrals to the Family Welfare Conference (FWC ) Service in Dublin 2011 - 2013

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/582340
Title:
Pathways and outcomes: A study of 335 referrals to the Family Welfare Conference (FWC ) Service in Dublin 2011 - 2013
Authors:
O’Brien, Valerie; Ahonen, Hannaleena
Citation:
O’Brien, V. and Ahonen, H. (2015) Pathways and Outcomes: A study of 335 referrals to the Family
Publisher:
TUSLA - Child and Family Agency
Issue Date:
2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/582340
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
Key findings arising from this in-depth study of the current Family Welfare Conference (FWC) Service are presented and discussed. They will assist Tusla – Child and Family Agency to incorporate the principles and methodology of family welfare conferencing more fully into its child protection and welfare system. Links are made with Tusla’s statutory responsibilities to provide an FWC service under the Children Act 2001. The possibilities of mainstreaming FWC as part of family support and general child protection and welfare services for the purpose of achieving ‘joined-up’ services are considered, where appropriate. The challenges for Tusla, arising from major structural changes and system overload/ staff shortages, are acknowledged. However, the newness of the agency also provides an opportunity. The different considerations put forward in this overview are based on the understanding that many changes are being managed currently and solutions and plans have evolved to address a number of priority areas
Keywords:
CHILD WELFARE; FAMILY

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO’Brien, Valerieen
dc.contributor.authorAhonen, Hannaleenaen
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-18T16:11:43Zen
dc.date.available2015-11-18T16:11:43Zen
dc.date.issued2015en
dc.identifier.citationO’Brien, V. and Ahonen, H. (2015) Pathways and Outcomes: A study of 335 referrals to the Familyen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/582340en
dc.descriptionKey findings arising from this in-depth study of the current Family Welfare Conference (FWC) Service are presented and discussed. They will assist Tusla – Child and Family Agency to incorporate the principles and methodology of family welfare conferencing more fully into its child protection and welfare system. Links are made with Tusla’s statutory responsibilities to provide an FWC service under the Children Act 2001. The possibilities of mainstreaming FWC as part of family support and general child protection and welfare services for the purpose of achieving ‘joined-up’ services are considered, where appropriate. The challenges for Tusla, arising from major structural changes and system overload/ staff shortages, are acknowledged. However, the newness of the agency also provides an opportunity. The different considerations put forward in this overview are based on the understanding that many changes are being managed currently and solutions and plans have evolved to address a number of priority areasen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTUSLA - Child and Family Agencyen
dc.subjectCHILD WELFAREen
dc.subjectFAMILYen
dc.titlePathways and outcomes: A study of 335 referrals to the Family Welfare Conference (FWC ) Service in Dublin 2011 - 2013en
dc.typeReporten
or.authorChild and Family Agencyen
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