New Communities Partnership National Conference – “Message Sent is Not Always Message Received - Improving outcomes for families from new communities and professionals in child protection interventions“
New Communities Partnership (NCP) supported by TUSLA Child and Family Agency is organizing a National Conference on the 30th March 2017 in Dublin Castle in order to identify areas of challenges and opportunities in working with migrant families experiencing child protection interventions.
This conference will highlight the experiences of migrant families navigating the child protection system. The work of NCP through the Migrant Family Support Service will be presented in the context of positive outcomes, the impact of cultural understanding in providing services for new communities living in Ireland and the importance of positive collaborations with state agencies in providing holistic services to migrant families.
Interactive and dynamic workshops will be facilitated in the afternoon.
The invitees will be members from new communities, TUSLA teams, social, educational and legal representatives, various State Departments and Local Authorities, NGOs and other members of the public.
Key speakers include:
Jim Gibson, TUSLA Chief Operations Officer.
Emily Logan, Chief Commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission.
Judge Rosemary Horgan, President of the District Court.
Dr Carol Coulter, Director of the Child Care Law Reporting Project.
A light lunch will be provided.
Full agenda to follow closer to the event.
For further information about the conference, please contact Angelisa Zerpa at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 018727842.