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State Services for Child Vicitms

The Child and Family Agency (Tusla) is responsible for the protection and welfare of children within the Republic of Ireland under the Child Care Act 1991 and the Children First Guidelines. Tusla is responsible for the reception into care and provision of care to all separated children/unaccompanied minors. This is a national service. When any child requiring a service comes to the attention of Tusla, an assessment takes place of the needs of that child and that assessment includes an assessment of the needs of children who may be victims of human trafficking. It makes all necessary provisions for any unaccompanied child identified as an alleged victim of trafficking including accommodation, medical care, Care Plan, legal aid and advice, voluntary return home, education and any other need of the child.

Details of all these services can be found in the Services for Victims of Child Trafficking guide.

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