Cork CYPSC have created a digital resource document with some information and supports, accurate as of May 2020. Thank you to our CYPSC Colleagues in Dublin City North & Fingal for sharing.The document includes links and resources to reassure children, young people and families that there is support and information available throughout this period of change. We recognise that many local services are providing support remotely. While this is not an exhaustive list of all resources or supports, we hope it provides a signposting tool to support children, young people, families, and services in the short-term.
Updated information in relation to Covid-19 can be found on the HSE, Health Protection Surveillance Centre, and World Health Organisation websites. National advice from Governmental Departments and the HSE takes precedence and should be adhered to.
For Covid-19 service information and updates please click here.
#HoldFirm - 'Together, we will hold firm for the people we love, things we miss, and the future we hope for'
The HSE have launched a new campaign called HoldFirm. Information can be found here, including details on how you and your organisation can help support the campaign and share the message. The rainbow has become a symbol of hope and support during the COVID-19 pandemic across the world. This is the visual identity of the campaign. Campaign assets are available here filed under ‘HoldFirm assets’. You can view the HoldFirm TV ad here.
#In this Together Wellbeing Campaign - Here you will find lots of advice and tips on how you can look after your mental wellbeing, stay active and stay connected. In This Together draws together a huge range of activities that you can pursue in your home or your locality, by yourself or with family members or with friends online. There are ideas and activities for people of all ages.
Child Protection & Welfare
Given the sudden ‘invisibility’ of children in society due to the ‘stay at home’ measures, there is growing concern that avenues for children at risk to seek support (school, clubs, sports etc.) have narrowed dangerously and that society may no longer have eyes on, or sight of, the child. At this time in particular, it is important that all of us promote the welfare and safety of children.
Recognising when a child is being harmed can sometimes be hard and knowing when to talk to Tusla Child & Family Agency is important, click here for more information. If you are worried about a child please contact the Cork Dedicated Contact Point Telephone 021 4923493 (Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm)
If a child is in immediate danger contact the Gardaí at 112/999 or www.garda.ie
Domestic, Sexual & Gender Based Violence Services
Domestic and/or sexual violence affects people across our society - from all walks of life, from all cultural, social and ethnic backgrounds and across all age groups. If you are experiencing domestic violence there is help available:
|Garda Síochána (24 hours)
||999/112 or your local Garda Station
|Rape Crisis Centre National Helpline (24 hours)
|Women's Aid Helpline (24 hours)
Language Interpretation Service 24hrs/7 Days
Womens Aid Online Chat Mon/Wed/Fri 7-10pm
For Deaf and Hard of Hearing Women 8am-8pm/7Days
|1800 341 900
1800 341 900
Text 087 9597980
|Safe Ireland - For up to date online information about local domestic violence support services and refuges
|AMEN Helpline for Men who experience Domestic Abuse
||046 90 23 718
|National Male Advice Line Mon & Weds 10am-6pm, Tue & Thurs 12-8pm, Fri, Sat & Sun 2-6pm.
||1800 816 588
Click here for more information.
TUSLA CORK UPDATE NEWSLETTER - This newsletter sign-posts some of the essential Tusla services and their contacts. The first edition highlights the initiative of one of the Social Workers from the South Lee team and how they have utilized video messaging in supporting and working with children in care; this week’s feature on a service tells us of one aspect of the work from Liberty Street House namely the Non Violent Resistance Programme that is for parents or carers who are experiencing child to parent/carer violence, intimidation, emotional abuse or controlling behaviour. There are useful web-links and telephone numbers that may assist you during these times. Click here to view the newsletter.
Tusla Child and Family Agency (CFA) has a statutory responsibility to promote the safety and well-being of children. Tusla CFA provides a range of universal and targeted services which include:
For more information on Tusla services please visit www.tusla.ie
Arrangements are currently being put in place in each local authority area to ensure all vulnerable members of our community are appropriately supported. Please click here for more information.
Please click the link for a PDF version: Covid-19 Stay Safe. Stay Well. CYPSC March 2020
Links to Posters:
- Primary School Poster
- Post-Primary School Poster
- Hand Hygiene
- COVID 19 Information Poster
- Covid-19 multi-lingual Posters
Mental Health Supports and Services during Covid-19 - HSE
Cork’s CYPSC Supporting Parents Subgroup has made a series of Parent Actions because we understand that supporting children’s social and emotional well-being can bring its own challenges. We suggest 6 Parent Actions with simple advice for each stage of your child’s social and emotional development to help you both on your journey together.
To view the Parent Action Leaflets please click here
These were developed following a consultation with parents across the Cork area, please click here to view the consultation document.
Also,Multi-lingual Parent Action Leaflets:
To view the Parent Action Leaflets in French, please click here
To view the Parent Action Leaflets in Lithuanian, please click here
To view the Parent Action Leaflets in Polish, please click here
School Meals Programme - Guidance from DES for Schools 29.3.2020
Please click here for guidance on the School Meals Programme and click here for queries raised and clarification.