Children & Young People's Services Committee
Where a child or young person’s health, development or wellbeing cannot be ensured in the home, Tusla provides alternative care.
Depending on the child’s needs there are a number of possible care options. Tusla makes every effort to place children and young people within their extended family, relative foster care, to in a general foster care placement. Where foster care is not suitable a child or young person is placed in residential care. If a child has been in care they are entitled to an aftercare service until they are 21 years of age. The types of support they will receive depend on the length of time in care.
|Access To Services:||
All access to this service is through the Child and Family Agency in Waterford, contact Joanne Ryan, Principal Social Worker, Alternative Care.
|Contact Details:||Child and Family Agency, Hillsfield Community Building, Belmount Road, Ferrybank, Waterford|
|Service Areas:||Ferrybank, Mid-Waterford & Tramore, Waterford City, West-Waterford & Dungarvan|