Local Links

Sligo Leitrim Children and Young People's Participation Lab

The Participation Lab is a collection of resources, tools and guidelines to assist and support engagement with children and young people in Sligo and Leitrim. All resources are guided by the Lundy Model of Participation and the Irish National Framework for Children and Young People’s Participation in Decision Making.
All elements of the Lab are independent and can be accessed individually but work together and should be used as a package.  Check out the Lab here.

The Sligo Leitrim Directory of Services 

The Sligo Leitrim Directory of Services was launched in January 2016. It is a collaborative action between the Sligo Leitrim Youth Mental Health Initiative and the Sligo Leitrim CYPSC. The directory provides official listings of over 115 services for children, young people and families in Sligo and Leitrim.

Click www.sligoleitrimdirectory.ie to visit Sligo Leitrim directory.

CYPSC Sligo Leitrim have a Facebook page which can be found at the following link : www.facebook.com/Sligo-Leitrim-CYPSC

Parenting Programmes in Sligo and Leitrim

Each month a Parenting Programme Information Leaflet is circulated by email to service providers/agencies who deliver services to children, young people and families in Sligo and Leitrim, by the the Parenting Hub Support Worker  based in Sligo.

Agencies who wish to advise of up-coming Parenting programmes, courses and events may forward information to the the Parenting Hub Support Worker based in Sligo County Childcare Committee

You may also be interested in Tusla's  Parenting24Seven and the 50 Key messages

You can follow the Parenting Hub Sligo Leitrim Facebook page for information on parenting in Sligo Leitrim 

HSE mychild.ie

www.mychild.ie:    http://www2.hse.ie/my-child/                                  


SLIGO LEITRIM  PARENTING SUPPORT CHAMPIONS                                     

The Parenting Support Champions project is a national initiative to bring together Practioners who are already involved in Parenting and Family Support. The project began in 2016 and there are over 100 Parenting Support Champions.

The Sligo Leitirm Parenting Support Champions are:

Liz King: Sligo Family Resouce Centre
Christina Egan/Mary Leydon: Community Facilitators for Disability 0-18
Orla McKeon: Leitirm County Childcare Committee 
Majella McGovern: Mohill Family Support Centre

The role of Parenting Support Champions is to:                                                            

  • Promote Tusla’s 50 Key Parenting Support messages including Parenting24seven and to share these messages with parents, colleagues 
  • Establish links with CYPSC, CFSN and other parenting platforms
  • Find local opportunities to develop approaches to supporting parenting in Sligo/ Leitrim 

To find out about another CYPSC click here.

National  Play Day 2022

On July 10th a 'Let's Play Sligo' event will be taking place in Sligo Town Centre between 1 and 4pm. Streets will be closed for the duration of the event.

This event is funded by DCEDIY, through Sligo Co Council. A steering group comprised of staff from the Local Authority, Let's Play Sligo, Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership, Sligo Co Childcare Committee, Community Gardai, Parent Hub Coordinator, TFI Local Link, URBACT and Sligo Leitrim CYPSC is leading out on the event.

Additional funding to support activities is being provided by Sligo Co Council, Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership and Sligo Co Childcare Committee.

Attached is the flyer which is posted on a variety of social media platforms and in local media. Translated information has been provided for new communities.

Local Link has kindly provided transport for some families newly settled in Co Sligo, where public transport is not available.

Activities on the day will include:

Street Chalk Art, Art and Craft, Samba Music, Street Bowling, Storytelling, Orienteering, Street Board Games and much, much more. The event is suitable for all ages and abilities. Looks like a great fun day.