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The FDB staff are mandated to be members of various committees, boards and project teams. The staff pursue the interests of the Board and the implementation of the Strategy through membership of these groups.
The following are some of these activities.
Fingal County Childcare Committee (FCCC)
The Fingal County Childcare Committee (FCCC) is a recognised working committee of the FDB and is responsible for ensuring the support and development of childcare services across the county. The membership of the FCCC comprises nominated representatives from Statutory Bodies, Social Partners, Community & Voluntary Sector, Childcare Providers, Parents, National Voluntary Childcare Organisations (NCVO), Partnerships and Community Groups.
To find out more about the Fingal County Childcare Committee please visit http://www.fingalcountychildcare.ie/
North Dublin Development Coalition (NorDubCo)
NorDubCo has been described as a "regional think tank to promote the economic, social and civic development of the North Dublin Region. It provides a neutral space for discussion and debate between public institutions and local development agencies to address the primary strategic issues facing North Dublin." As a member of the NorDubCo Board the FDB has an influencing role in the development of policy
Revitalising Areas by Planning, Investmentand Development (RAPID)
The RAPID programme is overseen by the Department of Community, Rural & Gaeltacht Affairs with national monitoring of the programme by Pobal. The Blanchardstown RAPID is the only designated disadvantaged area in Fingal. The FDB has responsibility to hear regualar reports on RAPID through the Social Inclusion Measures Committee and offer whatever supports may be necessary to assist its implementation.
Comhairle na nÓg
Fingal Comhairle na nÓg was established in 2002 by the FDB in
order to fulfil Goal One of the National Children’s Strategy which
related to the right of children to have their voice heard in matters
that affect them. Twenty-four delegates are elected every 2 years to represent
the voice of young people, aged 12-17 across the 6 electoral areas of
the county. A smaller delegation of 8 Comhairle na nÓg members
are then selected by their peers to attend the annual national Dáil
na nÓg session in Dublin.
Fingal County Council GIS Committee
The GIS Committee is charged with the task of extending the use of GIS in the Council; stimulating greater understanding of this type of technology in the workplace; providing a network of support for GIS users and standardising the control of data on GIS. A long-term objective of the committee is to make as many outputs (maps) available to the public as is practicable through reports and websites. The FDB's role on the Committee is to provide data that allows the mapping of socio-economic and community data.
Fingal Access for All Working Group
Fingal Access for All Working Group was set up, with representatives from all Council Departments and representatives from agencies and the community and voluntary sector who support people with disabilities. While the group has a primary responsibility and focus on the work or the Council a member of the Directorate staff involved in the Board’s disability theme needs to monitor the activities of the group and find synergies with it.
The group meets regularly to coordinate the accessibility programme,
which is completed under four headings,
The Fingal Development is involved in the trust to ensure that the numerous agencies that work with youth, sports, and disadvantaged groups to promote physical and social wellbeing and increase participation in society. After a presentation was made to the Fingal Development Board at the Annual General Meeting in 2008 it was decided that the Trust would be promoted as a vehicle to enhance and add value to what several of the agencies are already doing with specific groups in the county
Sporting Fingal Community Trust
This body is a charitable trust set up to help Sporting Fingal Football Club to interact with the local community through philanthropic activities which promote the idea of Sport and deepen the connection between the club and the people of the area.
The Fingal Development is involved in the trust to ensure that the numerous
agencies that work with youth, sports, and disadvantaged groups to promote
physical and social wellbeing and increase participation in society. After
a presentation was made to the Fingal Development Board at the Annual
General Meeting in 2008 it was decided that the Trust would be promoted
as a vehicle to enhance and add value to what several of the agencies
are already doing with specific groups in the county.
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