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The Social Inclusion Division was established by the amalgamation of the Combat Poverty Agency and the Office for Social Inclusion. 
In 2011 the Social Inclusion Division was integrated into the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection.

Some of the main functions of the Social Inclusion Division are to:

  • Co-ordinate government strategy plans under the National Action Plan for Social Inclusion Towards 2016
  • Ensure the implementation in public policy documents of social inclusion and anti-poverty strategies
  • Observe and report on poverty trends at national and European level
  • Promote and develop appropriate mechanisms to aid those experiencing poverty and those who help them
The mission of the Division is to support the Minister and Government in developing and implementing Government strategies for preventing, reducing and ultimately eliminating poverty and social exclusion and in promoting greater social inclusion and social cohesion in collaboration with other stakeholders, including, in particular people experiencing poverty.
As the Social Inclusion Division works within a Government Department, the responsibility for our recruitment and selection policy lies solely with the Public Appointments Service www.publicjobs.ie.
The Social Inclusion Division does not operate a budget to fund or provide grants to voluntary or community groups/projects. To find out more about community and voluntary supports please visit www.pobail.ie.
    Last modified:10/01/2013

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