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Online booking available for 2-day conference Accountable Autonomy

(13 Apr 2018)

The National Federation of Voluntary Bodies will host a two-day Conference entitled “Accountable Autonomy” on Wednesday & Thursday, 30th & 31st May, 2018 in the Mullingar Park Hotel.

Assistive Technology event - speakers and details!

(28 Mar 2018)

Booking now open for the National Federation's Assistive Technology event: Next Steps Tech Steps!

UN convention on disability rights passed by Dáil

(08 Mar 2018)

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities has been ratified by the Dáil.

New Publications - Find out about Housing Options

(28 Jan 2018)

The Housing Agency in conjunction with the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government, has published an updated version of the Guide to Housing Options Available through Local Authorities

Tusla launches new online portal for reporting child protection and welfare concerns

(23 Jan 2018)

To support efficient, safe and secure making of reports of child protection and welfare concerns, Tusla (The Child and Family Agency) have launched an online web Portal ( for making reports of concern. This new portal currently allows Mandated Persons to register and report a concern online.

Launch of Review of current practices in the use of wardship for adults in Ireland

(19 Jan 2018)

Launch of Review of current practices in the use of wardship for adults in Ireland: The National Safeguarding Committee has called for the urgent commencement of the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015, as a new report it published on January 18th finds the 19th century Wards of Court regime to be inadequate and archaic. Link to the report on Review of current practice in the use of wardship foradults in Ireland

HSE Publishes National Service Plan 2018

(21 Dec 2017)

Following approval from Government, the HSE has published its National Service Plan 2018.

Children First – Tusla launch Support Documents

(18 Oct 2017)

Tusla has now launched a series of information documents to support the launch of the revised Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children and the commencement of remaining sections of the Children First Act 2015.

Recording of Making Safeguarding Personal seminar is available to download

(18 Oct 2017)

‘Making Safeguarding Personal’ Seminar was hosted by the National Safeguarding Office 10th October 2017. Recording of the event is available to download.

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