Deborah Nolan has eight years’ experience working in family assessment, including four years managing a family assessment team of eighteen in a residential based family assessment unit. Deborah has a BA (Hons) in Applied Social Studies and is training as a Play Therapist. Deborah has been trained in the Family Assessment Model and Safeguarding Children Analysis and Assessment Framework, recognised by the Department of Health UK and Tusla Inspection Services, Ireland.
Deborah provides comprehensive family assessment reports supported by oral evidence in Court proceedings. Deborah has extensive experience in child protection decision making, child care applications and care placements.
Deborah has worked with children from a diverse range of backgrounds, including children living with family addiction, HIV/AIDS, mental health problems, domestic violence, suicide and loss, Traveller children, orphans and foreign- nationals.
Deborah currently provides Family Assessment and Play Therapy services to Tusla Dublin Mid Leinster. She also delivers professional training services to Tusla Social Care Teams.