The Family Resource Centre programme is a key player in lobbying for social change to enhance the lives of communities, families and individuals affected by inequality, disadvantage and poverty. Issues that arise at local level and that impact negatively on communities and families are brought by individual Family Resource Centres to the Regional and National Fora of the programme.
The Western Regional Forum of Family Resource Centres is made up of staff and voluntary management committee members of the 13 Family Resource Centres in Galway and Mayo and is one of 8 regional forums that make up the National Forum of Family Resource Centres.
The Western Regional Forum meets approximately twice a year but in order to achieve its objectives a Steering Committee of the Forum, which meets monthly, operates.
To network, support and represent the voice of the 12 Family Resource Centres in the Western Region in order to affect change at regional and national policy levels.
The Family Resource Centre National Forum (FRCNF) is a support network working with Family Resource Centres throughout Ireland. The aim of the Forum is to represent the views of all Family Resource Centres nationally and provide practical support to Family Resource Centres involved in family support and social inclusion initiatives.
The Regional Steering committee of the Western Regional Forum elects four members as representatives to the Board of the Family Resource Centre National Forum - two from Galway Family Resource Centres and two from Mayo Family Resource Centres. For more information please see the the Family Resource Centre National Forum website.
The Network comprises of all 12 Family Resource Centres in Galway and Mayo and frontline workers from Waterside House Domestic Violence Refuge Galway, Mayo Women’s Support Service and Roscommon Family Life Centre.
As a member of the Community Response to Domestic Violence Network, Loughrea Family and Community Resource Centre is committed working within the Network’s Code of Practice to raise awareness of and highlight the issue of domestic violence in the community.
Loughrea Family and Community Resource Centre works within this Network’s Code of Practice to respond appropriately to the needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgenderpeople in the local community and beyond. To this end Loughrea Family and Community Resource Centre is an active member of the Galway-Mayo LGBT Network.
Loughrea Family and Community Resource Centre is committed to a policy of equality of opportunity and freedom from discrimination under the following nine grounds as identified in the Equality Act.
Loughrea Family Resource Centre CLG is committed to providing you with a safe and private environment to gain information about our organisation. We will not collect any personal information about you on this website without your clear permission. Any personal information which you volunteer will be treated with the highest standards of security and confidentiality, strictly in accordance with the Data Protection Acts, 1988 & 2003. (See: http://www.dataprotection.ie: )
In general, you can visit this site without telling us who you are or providing any information about yourself.
In some areas of the site, we ask you to provide information that will enable us to process a request, offer services that require registration, assist you with technical support issues or to follow up with you.
Collection and Use of Personal Information.
Information that you provide to us, through our website, is not shared with any third party. Any other information you volunteer will not be made available to a third party unless this is expressly declared. Your personal information is used by Loughrea Family Resource Centre CLG only in line with the purpose for which you provided it.
Children’s Privacy Protection.
Loughrea Family Resource Centre CLG is sensitive to the heightened need to protect the privacy of children. The vast majority of the material on our web site is intended for children and adults alike but is not targeted at children.
We do not knowingly collect data from children and, if we learn that we have received personal data from a child, we will remove this information from our database.
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Changes to this Policy.
Self reflection, action and evaluation are integral parts of the work carried out by Loughrea Family and Community Resource Centre.