South Dublin CYPSC Critical Incident Protocol is designed to coordinate the response of organisations involved in dealing with critical incidents that impact on children, young people and their families in South Dublin County. The Interagency Critical Incident Protocol is required when an incident overwhelms a local community’s capacity to support children or young people and their carers affected by events and where more than one organisation is required for support. The protocol does not replace the county emergency plan or any participating organisations own critical incident response.
Supports are also available from the following:
ISPCCC Children and young people up to the age of 18 can contact a special support line service for free, 24 hours a day, to talk about how they are feeling and about anything which may be on their mind. A support line service will also operate for teachers, parents and carers in the school community, offering the chance to talk through how they can support children in their care during this time. These services may be contacted through the details below:
Special Support Line for Children – 1800 400 100 (FREE)
Support Line – 01 676 7960 (9am – 1pm daily)
Barnardo’s Children’s Bereavement Service work with families to help them support their child through the grieving process with specialist bereavement project workers. Barnardo’s Helpline Service - (01) 473 2110 - is available from 10am-12pm Monday to Thursday to members of the community seeking information and support in relation to bereavement. www.barnardos.ie
Samaritans 24hr Freephone helpline 116 123
If you have immediate serious concerns regarding the welfare of a person, please contact your local GP, Emergency Department, An Garda Síochána or Tusla as appropriate.
Further information and resources are available and can be downloaded from here.
Ways to help your Child through a difficult time
Helping Children to Understand
Hand out for Parents and Carers- Self Care
Frequently Asked Questions by Parents
Advice for Preschools
Click here for South Dublin CYPSC contact details.