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The Child and Family Agency, TUSLA, was established on the 1st January 2014 and is now the dedicated State agency responsible for improving wellbeing and outcomes for children.  It represents the most comprehensive reform of child protection, early intervention and family support services ever undertaken in Ireland.   The Tusla Website has a section dedicated to Early Years Providers.

Better Start is a Quality Development initiative of the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA), collaborating with the Early Years Education Policy Unit of the Department of Education and Skills (DES) and works to establish a cohesive approach to quality across the Early Childhood Education and Care sector in Ireland. Better Start is hosted by Pobal on behalf of the Department of Children and Youth Affairs.

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