Healthy and Active

Chair: Mairéad Maddock, Co-ordinator, Carlow Kilkenny CYPSC.

National Outcome: Active & Healthy with physical and mental well being.

Education and Training

Chair: Martina Osborne, Manager, Carlow Youthreach.

National Outcome: Achieving full potential in all areas of learning & development.

Addressing issues of school retention, retention and transition of Traveller children, and supporting Traveller parents.

Child Welfare and Protection

1. Safe and Protected Subgroup

Chair: Róisín Boyd, CPC Chair Carlow/Kilkenny, Tusla.

National Outcome: Safe & protected from harm.

Analysing data on children in care, support a programme to allow children to be cared for at home, developing interagency working protocols, developing information on referral pathways, and promoting Children First Guidance training.

2. Partnership, Prevention  and Family Support Steering Group

Chair: Kerina Foran, Child and Family Network Co-ordinator, Tusla.

National Outcome: Safe & protected from harm.

This multiagency Steering Group oversees the development of Chilld and Family Support Networks and the roll out iof the Meitheal Model in County Carlow.

Economic Opportunities

Chair: Ann Shortall, Bagenalstown Family Resource Centre.

National Outcome: Economic security & opportunity.

Identifying the services currently operating in the county to protect children frompoverty and social inclusion.

Identifying how services may be developed to put in place opportunities for children and young people to have access to pathways to independent living.


Chair: Marian Dowd, Project Leader, Barnardos.

National Outcome: Connected, respected & contributing to their world.

Co-ordinating Parenting programmes, supporting parents of teenagers, developing models for individual support, using Parent and Toddler groups to work with families of children with emerging needs and supporting Disability Equality Specialist Support Agency​ (DESSA) training.

Comhairle na nÓg

Chair: Margaret Moore, Administrative Officer, Carlow County Council. 

National Outcome: Connected, respected & contributing to their world.

Supporting the running of the Comhairle na nÓg.