Covid-19 -Information Resources
South Dublin CYPSC will work collaboratively with its member agencies to provide information 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.
Community Call South Dublin County Council has been mandated by the government to co-ordinate the community response to the COVID-19 emergency in the County. South Dublin Community Response Forum has been established to lead the co-ordination of COVID-19 community supports and resilience, including, An Garda Síochána, Health Service Executive, Dublin GAA, ALONE, South Dublin County Partnership, Tusla, and other agencies. To contact the help desk please use the following details
South Dublin Community Response Forum
Phone: 1800 240159
South Dubiln Partnership helpline / Community Check in
South Dublin Partnership is managing a community check in local helpline , this is operating in partnership with the County Council and activities are being co-ordinated with them. The helpline can be contacted on 01 4149043 or 01 4649300. Full details can be accessed please click here.
Information Supports for Parents on COVID-19
Latest information on COVID-19
Information resources for parents
A Guide for Parents on supporting children and young people with daily routines while schools are closed
Tips supporting families & children
Tusla- Ten things to do today flyer
Wellbeing Information Leaflet for Children & Young People
Mental Health Supports
Childline (under 18s)- Chat online at www.childline.ie 1800 66 66 66 or text 50101
Mental health supports & services during COVID-19
The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the traditional ways we mark our grief. For the moment, it is not possible to come together and to gather in one location. It is not possible to have a large funeral. It may not be possible to receive the company of those who wish to offer condolences. The Irish Hospice Foundation has developed a number of useful resources to help people and families through this difficult time. You can access resources by clicking on the various links, please click on the links highlighted in the text to access information on grief, contact supports and advice.
The National Educational Psychological Service (NEPS) have also developed some useful resources for parents when talking to their children about trauma, please click on the links highlighted in the text to access information on talking to your child and helping your child
Barnardos’ Children’s Bereavement Helpline Service
Supports for Older People
www.alone.ie supporting older people at home 0818 222 024 national helpline
www.ageaction.ie (01) 475698
Keeping your home safe
An Gardá Síochána have recently published some Home Crime Prevention Advice, please click here
The South Dublin CYPSC Children and Young People's Plan is available here
As part of the development of the Children and Young People's Plan, the South Dublin CYPSC commissioned AIRO to undertake a evidence baseline of the county.
Click here to view the South Dublin CYPSC Evidence Baseline Report 2017.
The South Dublin CYPSC also undertook to complete a audit and needs analysis of all services for children and young people in South Dublin. The research will also feed into the development of the Children and Young People's Plan.
Click here to view the South Dublin CYPSC Mapping and Needs Analysis
Click here to see our Local Links.
A Strategy for A Healthy South Dublin County
A Strategy for a Healthy South Dublin County is a joint strategy developed by South Dublin CYPSC and South Dublin Local Development Committee. The Strategy inclues over 38 actions which will be implemented on an interagency basis.
Click here to view A Strategy for A Healthy South Dublin County
Many Hearts No Homes Report
The aim of this project is to explore and understand the needs and priorities of families experiencing homelessness within the South Dublin area.Using a variety of innovative, person-centred methodologies, this project aims to give voice to the lived experience of both families who have experienced homelessness, and to the people who work on a day to day basis providing services to families who find themselves in this most vulnerable of situations.
Click here to view Many Hearts No Homes Report
The Inbetweeners Report
Completed by Childhood Development Initiative this report Identifies and quantifies the unmet mental health needs of children and adolescents in Tallaght study also researched the experiences of parents and service providers.
The findings showed a major shortage of services, and even after formal diagnosis, many young people were still not necessarily able to access services. This is especially the case where young people have a ‘dual diagnosis’ with more than one difficulty.
Click her to view Inbetweeners Report