Information & Updates
ICT IMPORTANT UPDATE - Tusla Dedicated Contact Points
Tusla - Child and Family Agency continues to be significantly affected by the recent Cyber attack. The Tusla Child Protection system is open for referrals by phone and your local number is listed below
Dublin South Central 087 3981713
Dublin South West 087 1680567 or 087 3479699
News Updates Funding & Resources
Progressing Disability Services (PDS) NEWS UPDATE
The national programme, called Progressing Disability Services for Children and Young People (PDS) is currently being rolled out. This will mean a change in how services are provided to children/young people your service may also be involved with. Reconfiguration of all children’s services is scheduled for June 28th 2021. From this date all children with disabilities will be receiving their services from a new team based on their home address.
For more information https://www.hse.ie/eng/services/list/4/disability/progressing-disability/pds-programme/introduction/
-Growing Up in Ireland Report on the Impact of Covid 19 click here
-Risks and protective factors in adolescent behaviour click here
-The dynamics of child poverty in Ireland: Evidence from the Growing Up in Ireland survey click here
New Funding Opportunities
-Covid-19 Stability Fund 2021 To apply click here closing date 27th May 2021@3pm
South Dublin CYPSC 2020 Annual Report. This report provides an overview on work achieved and progress with the implementation of our three-year Children and Young People’s plan NEW
Supporting Children Campaign Click Here information about services for children, young people and families, including those with additional needs.
Clondalkin local & national contact information leaflet NEW
Resilience and Recovery 2020-2021:Please Click here Plan for Living with COVID-19
Information Supports for Parents on COVID-19
Parenting Helplines & Supports
South Dublin Partnerhip offer a range of supports to Lone Parents, these can be accessed here
Parentline is a free national confidential helpline which provides support, guidance and information to parents. Parentline is open Monday to Thursday 10am to 9pm and Friday 10am to 4pm. It operates a limited weekend service from 10am to 2pm to meet increased demand. Parentline can be contacted at 1890 927 277
Offers counselling to teens (12-18 years) and their parents. Service Supports click here
Crosscare (01) 5574705 /5576002 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Onefamily offer phone support around counselling and parenting during COVID-19 to all parents, single and separated. They are also are offering extended hours on askonefamily helpline, Lo call 1890 662212.
Barnardos has launched a national telephone support service for parents in response to the challenges they are facing during the Covid-19 pandemic 1800 910 123
The ISPCC’s Support Line can be contacted between 9am and 1pm Monday to Friday, by calling 01 6767960, emailing email@example.com. Childline can be contacted by any child or young person by calling 1800 66 66 66 (24 hours a day), texting to 50101 (10am – 4am daily) or chatting online at Childline.ie (10am – 4am every day).
Mental Health Supports
MYMIND is now delivering FREE online counselling appointments for people all over Ireland. If you have been directly affected by Covid-19, you may be eligible. This incldues issues arising from unemployment, bereavement, social isolation/cocooning, illness, stress, depression, anxiety, addiction, or domestic violence. Click here NEW
Are you feeling isolated due to the suspension of many peer support meetings nationwide due to Covid-19? Aware is providing a new phone-in Support & Self Care Group. For details please click here
Dublin CYPSC Service Directory Health & Wellbeing Supports
1800 JIGSAW (544729) Monday to Friday 1pm- 5pm. and service can be accessed by young people between 12-25, regardless of whether they live in a Jigsaw catchment area or not. The number can also be used by parents and guardians if they are concerned about a young person's mental health or JIGSAWONLINE
Family Carers are more likely to struggle with stress, anxiety and depression than the general population. . Family Carers Ireland are now offering free online/ phone counselling supports to family carers. Click Here