SPECS (Supporting Parents and Early Childcare Services) was launched on Monday 30th November 2015 by Simon Harris TD, Minister of State and Dr. Niall Muldoon, Ombudsman for Children. SPECS is a new prevention and early intervention service for families in the Greater Bray Area.
The Genesis Programme for children and families in County Louth was launched on 2nd March 2015 by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr. James Reilly, TD at Dundalk’s Crowne Plaza Hotel.
Limerick Children and Young People's Services Committee, Start Right Limerick and Parenting Limerick launched the www.loveparenting.ie website and the Start Right case studies on Friday 23rd January from 11.30am - 1.30pm in Thomond Park. Minister for Education and Skills Jan O'Sullivan TD attended the event and officially launched the website and case studies.
To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Year of the Family, the Parent Hub Donegal highlighted and promoted the many different services that support children and families throughout the county.
The Area Based Childhood (ABC) Programme is a cross-departmental initiative announced in the Programme for Government. The ABC programme targets investment in evidence-informed interventions to improve the long-term outcomes for children and families living in areas of disadvantage.
The launch of www.facs.gcp.ie took place on Friday 27th June 2014 at the Clayton Hotel, Ballybrit, Galway.
Meath Children and Young People's Services Committee launched www.familysupportmeath.ie in April 2014 at Beaufort College in Navan.
A new online child and family supports directory for County Louth was launched on Tuesday 25th March 2014 to coincide with National Children's Day.