Kildare and Wicklow ETB Newsletter Issue 11, PARTNERSHIPS - Page 51

She will work closely with the Youth Officer in Wicklow, Alison Fox in fulfilling the duties of the post including the implementation of the National Quality Standards Framework and the local administration of the following grant schemes:

Local Youth Club Grant Scheme, Special Projects for Youth, Young Peoples Facilities and Services Fund & Youth Information Centres. Over the coming weeks & months the Youth Officers will be consulting with a range of stakeholders across counties Kildare and Wicklow to assist the ETB Youth Work Committee in the development of a Youth Work Plan.

Both Youth Officers continue to work closely with a range of agencies and groups such as Tusla, Children and Young People’s Services Committee, local Development groups, local authorities, HSE, Drug and Alcohol Task Forces, Comhairle na nÓg, Schools, local youth services and others as appropriate to identify local needs/ gaps and to maximise the impact of resources for young people across the region.

Prior to joining KWETB, Lorraine worked as a Youth Worker in Drimnagh delivering educational and developmental programmes and supports to young people aged 10-24 years of age. This position provided her with a wealth of knowledge and experience in youth service delivery and supports that she will bring to her new role in KWETB. Lorraine holds an MA in Community and Youth Work and a BA in Economics and Sociology both from NUI Maynooth.

Lorraine will be based in our Kildare offices at Áras Chill Dara, Devoy Park, Naas and can be reached at 087-1709546 or lorraineflynn@kwetb.ie. Alison is based in our Wicklow offices at Church Street, Wicklow Town and can be reached at 086-6002258 or AlisonFox@kwetb.ie

APPOINTMENT OF YOUTH OFFICER FOR COUNTY KILDARE

Kildare and Wicklow ETB welcomed the appointment of Lorraine Flynn as Youth Officer for Co. Kildare in August 2017. Lorraine has joined the Youth Development Team to support the provision, coordination, administration and assessment of youth work services in the KWETB area, in line with the ETB’s statutory functions.