Child and Family Social Work
The Child and Family Social Work Department promotes the welfare and safety of children living in all three counties.
We work in partnership with families and communities and offer the following services:
– Supporting children and families who are experiencing difficulties.
– Assessing suspected and alleged child protection concerns.
– Providing alternative care for children.
– Recruiting assessing and supporting foster carers.
– Conducting domestic/inter-county adoptions and working with individuals in relation to searching and assessing reunion.
To report a concern about a child click here for Galway, Roscommon or Mayo.
HSE – My Child
Guides on pregnancy, labour and birth, baby and toddler development stages, parenting advice.
Meitheal & the Child & Family Support Network
Meitheal is a National Practice Model which ensures that the needs and strengths of children and their families are effectively identified, understood and responded to in a timely way so that children and families get the help and support needed to improve children’s outcomes and realise their rights.
It is a multi-agency approach that can be used across all child and family services. A number of Meitheal meetings will be held where services that will potentially support a child will be brought together at the parent’s request. The Meitheal group will agree a co-ordinated plan to support the child/young person to achieve in all areas of their life. Child and Family Support Networks (CFSN’S) are defined as collaborative networks of community, voluntary and statutory service providers intended to improve access to support services for children and their families
Email: Galway: Aine.firstname.lastname@example.org ; email@example.com ; firstname.lastname@example.org; Roscommon: email@example.com ; Mayo: firstname.lastname@example.org or Siobhan.Duane@tusla.ie
A confidential helpline for parents and guardians.
T: 01 873 3500 / W: www.parentline.ie / E: email@example.com
Planet Youth is an international evidence-based primary prevention model that has been developed in order to reduce substance use rates amongst adolescents.
T: Emmet Major 087 662 9953 / E: firstname.lastname@example.org / W: www.planetyouth.ie
Tusla coordinates parenting supports. For key messages on parenting from pregnancy to the teenage years and beyond click here.