Services and supports for children
Practical information and advice on a range of supports available to children, parents and families during COVID-19.
The general entitlement of children to health services in Ireland and the specific services available.
Information on childhood education, including the role of the Department of Education.
The primary legislation regulating child care policy is the Child Care Act 1991 which brought in considerable changes in relation to children in care. Find out more here
What is child abuse? To whom do I report suspicions of child abuse? Find out here.
International child abduction occurs when a child is unlawfully removed from a country or unlawfully retained in a country. The question of arranging for the return of a child who has been abducted internationally is governed by international law.
Youth Information Centres provide free, confidential information for young people and for people who work with young people.
The overall objective of the National Recreation Policy for Young People is to provide a framework for the promotion of appropriate recreational opportunities for young people between the ages of 12 and 18. Find out more.
Tusla - the Child and Family Agency - is the dedicated State agency responsible for improving wellbeing and outcomes for children.