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The new Child and Family Support Agency

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Frances Fitzgerald, gave details of the new Child and Family Support Agency to Micheal Martin (FF, Cork SC) (Dail Eireann, Debates, 15th May 2012, 325-6; 338).    Gordon Jeyes would be its first chief executive and an open recruitment process was under way to recruit other senior personnel.  The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform had approved the posts of chief operations officer, head of corporate and human resources, head of finance, head of policy and planning and head of quality assurance.  The transition task force had held its 12th meeting and she was awaiting advice on vision, governance and services.  They were on course for the timetable of early 2013.  

> Appointments to the Family Support Agency, National Education and Welfare Board: Dail Eireann, Debates, 15th May 2012, 474.

> Funding of Family Resource Centres: Dail Eireann, Debates, 1st May 2012, 780.