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New Tusla office opens in Buncrana 21.07.23

TUSLA, Child and Family Agency, was delighted this week to officially open a new premises in Buncrana. This new centre accommodates the full range of Tusla services, including Child Protection and Welfare, Fostering, Children in Care, and Prevention, Partnership and Family Support.

It is co-located with the new HSE Primary Care Centre building. The premises will provide offices for staff, meeting rooms, interview rooms and conference room facilities, as well as state of the art family access rooms.
Left to right: Niall Muldoon, Ombudsman for Children cuts the ribbon to officially launch the new Tusla office space with a little help from a young guest, Jamil; Gerry Hone, Regional Chief Officer Tusla West/North West; Emlyn Hughes, General Manager, Professional Development, Tusla West/North West Region.
Speaking at the launch, Niall Muldoon, Ombudsman for Children, said: "One of the things I have learned from being a Psychologist is that environment matters, and how you treat people within that environment, matters. If you can provide children and their families with a warm, welcoming and comfortable place to meet you then you are probably halfway toward making your service a success. The added bonus about having a lovely environment is that the staff will find it much more rewarding and enjoyable to come to work and to do their job. It indicates that they too, are valued and it shows them that Tusla are investing in their staff as well via their buildings.

"As Ombudsman for Children I have always believed the old saying 'The way we treat our children directly impacts what they believe about themselves'. They pick up on the cues from society about who they are, what value we attribute to them and how much effort we put into making them feel special.

"Here in Buncrana, you have built a lovely premises and staffed it with quality people who are dedicated to their jobs. It is a place where I really hope and believe that the children of Buncrana and the Inishowen area will feel comfortable and safe and welcome.
Artwork in the new family room
The new centre is a welcome addition to Buncrana, providing an integrated range of family and health services to Inishowen.
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