Promoting Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
FÁS strives to ensure that its policies and programmes reflect best practice in social inclusion through increased participation and progression by marginalised groups, namely members of the traveller community, lone parents, early school leavers, ex-offenders and migrant workers.
FÁS is involved in influencing, collaborating and supporting key stakeholders (including its own staff) to design, develop and deliver programmes and services that address the needs of these targeted groups. Grant assistance is available under certain circumstances, for example the Female Bursary for Apprenticeship. Access frequently asked questions (FAQs), various publications, useful links to state bodies and information on legislation in Social Inclusion and Equal Opportunities.
The Disability section contains information relating to training and employment for people with disabilities. It describes how to access employment or training in FÁS via steps to employment, and explains about specialist training providers, disability awareness support, the supported employment programme and assistive technology. It also links to grant assistance and programmes for jobseekers and employers. The FAQs, publications and useful links provide further information.