Fergal Landy is CEO of the Family Resource Centre National Forum. He has worked in child, family, and community services for over 20 years. Initially he worked in frontline practice as a child protection social worker and community development worker. He then worked in academia as an applied researcher in service design, evaluation and policy development as well as teaching in social work, family support, and community development education. In this capacity he played a key role in the Mainstreaming Programme for Prevention Partnership and Family Support which introduced work streams into the newly formed Child and Family Agency in respect of child and youth participation; parenting support; the Meitheal model and Child and Family Support Networks; and Commissioning. He subsequently worked with Tusla to support the implementation of this programme practice with national lead role in respect of commissioning resources to achieve positive outcomes for children, families and communities in an evidence-informed and participatory manner. He has a degree in social work and a masters in international law and human rights for which his thesis focused on a children’s right to systematic access to legal advice and representation.