The Laura Brennan HPV vaccine catch-up programme

The Laura Brennan HPV vaccine catch-up programme is for some people who did not get the HPV vaccine yet.  The catch-up programme has now been extended to include males under 22 years old on the date of vaccination. The vaccine is free and the programme will run until the end of 2023.  You can get a HPV vaccine if you’re:

  • in second to sixth year of secondary school, homeschool or special school
  • female age 24 or younger
  • male age 21 or younger

If you’re an international student living in Ireland, you can get a vaccine if you’re:

  • female age 24 or younger
  • male age 21 or younger

If you’re a refugee or seeking protection in Ireland, you can get a vaccine if you’re:

  • female age 14 to 24
  • male age 14 to 21

For more information and/or to book a vaccine, please click here

Understanding the Tusla Post-Referral Process

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The Tusla Children First Information and Advice Service has developed a new video, “Understanding the Post-referral Process”, hosted on the Tusla website. The video is designed to help organisations, reporters and mandated persons, and members of the public better understand what happens when a report is received by Tusla-Child and Family Agency.

The eight-minute video, narrated by Tusla Chief Social Worker Ger Brophy , takes the viewer through the different stages in an assessment and explains the different response pathways


Vaping among children and young people

The HSE has prepared a letter (attached) for parents to highlight the risk of vaping among young people. 

See also document here, which describes the HSE's joint response to concerns around children and young people using e-cigarettes.

 Click here to view letter for parents/ Guardians,

SunSmart Campaign 2023

SunSmart Campaign Partner Pack Children 1st April to 30th September 2023

Please click here for your .pdf 

For your poster click here

The Importance of Play 

A series of short information Videos  for Parents and Caregivers developed by Lifestart Services and North Central Child and Family Support Network.

Making the ‘Big Talk’ many small talks. 

The suite of new resources available to download (booklets and videos) can all be found here: Additionally, if you wish to order multiple hard copies, you can do so by visiting Simply search ‘big talk’ in the keyword box and you will see all of the booklets. If you wish to bulk order( more than 5 copies) you must register on as a professional.

Click here for your A4 poster to download

Lifelong Learning Education and Training Opportunities brochure 2022

For your .pdf click here

Join our Parents Plus ‘Children’s Programme’ and meet other parents in a supportive group to help your children reach their full potential.
This programme is practical, solution-focused and draws on parent's strengths.

Click here for your Poster 

Parenting Plus : Are you Parenting an Adolescent with an Intellectual Disability

Please see support information by clicking here

Trish McLaughlin, Donegal County Childcare Committee , Presenting  ' The Parents Own Plan (POP)App.

Co-operation Ireland through the OUR Generation Project are delighted to bring you the third and final webinar in our series ‘Relieving Back-to-School Anxiety – Strategies for Parents and Carers of Anxious Students’ on Wednesday 7th September 2022 at 7pm – 8.30pm

This online event is aimed at parents and carers as the school year commences to help them understand better child & adolescent anxiety and how best to support children & young people as they return to school. It will feature renowned Adolescent Psychotherapist Bronagh Starrs, Dr Pooky Knightsmith, Mental Health Educator, Speaker, Author & Advisor and Elaine Hanna from Parenting NI. This three-part webinar will focus on the child as well as self-care techniques for the parent and will offer something for everyone, providing quality information and advice as well as a trove of practical and healthy coping strategies.

We would be delighted if you can join us and your questions & reflections are welcome at the event.

For more info & to Register:

Supporting Parents

A National Model of Parenting Support Services.

Please click here for your pdf 

SunSmart Campaign 2022 - Children and Young People

Click Here


Pathways Parent Support Service has launched a call back service where you can speak to a Parent Support Professional around any issues you may be experiencing at home throughout Covid.

The service offers a listening ear but, practitioners can also link you to other services and supports available.

Available Tuesday to Thursday from 10.00am to 1.00pm

086 067 5183

Babbling Babies V2  

Click here 

For Information on Parenting Resources In Donegal
Parent Hub Donegal 

Return To School  Click Here
Guide to Device Safety Click Here

Lifestart Services are here to offer information, guidance and support. 

Click here

Creating Life Long Readers

Click Here

Promoting Positive School Attendance In Donegal 

Click Here