Child Policy and Tusla Governance Division is responsible for operational standards and performance; policy and legislative developments relating to child welfare and protection; alternative care; and related issues of children's rights.
It also has responsibility for department oversight of Tusla governance and performance, and support, including cross-government assistance, for the development of programmes within Tusla. The latter work encompasses parenting support, early intervention programmes and educational welfare.
The Division also has responsibility for the cross-government co-ordination of policy direction and activity relating to parenting support.
It has responsibility for leading cross-government working in respect of children’s services through oversight of the implementation of Better Outcomes Brighter Futures; the Area Based Childhood Programme (ABC) and the development of the Children and Young People’s Services Committees (CYPSCs) interagency structures.
It leads a number of other cross-departmental initiatives.
Overall management of each Division shall comprise: