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Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
Website: www.ispcc.ie Phone: 01 6767960
The ISPCC is designed to strengthen and highlight the notion of children as full citizens, enjoying the same rights as adults.
Freefone: 1800 666 666
Childline is a service for children run by the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (ISPCC). Childline is a freephone number so it won't cost you anything to call. Childline is open all day and night.
The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre
70, Lower Leeson St, Dublin 2.
Tel: (01) 661 4911
Freefone: 1800 77 88 88
Alateen Information Centre
5, Capel Street
Alateen is for young people aged 12 - 20 who are affected by a problem drinker. Alateen members share their ideas and experience in order to gain a better understanding of alcoholism.
Barnardos Bereavement Counselling for Children Helpline No: 01 473 2110
A service for children and young people who have lost someone close to them – like a parent, brother or sister - through death. The Barnardos service helps young people to understand, to grieve and to cope a little better. Counsellors are based in Cork and Dublin but work with children from across the country.
A.B.C. - Anti- Bullying Research and Resource Centre
Tel: 01 608 2573
This centre gives advice and info on bullying to young people and their parents.
Disability Federation Of Ireland
Fumbally Court, Fumbally Lane,
Tel: (01) 454 7978
Provides support services to people with disabilities
Works to enable people with physical disabilities to achieve maximum independence, choice and inclusion in their communities. Enable Ireland provides free services to over 3,500 children and adults with disabilities and their families from 15 locations and in local communities countrywide.
National Educational Welfare Board (NEWB)
Young person’s homepage: www.newb.ie/young_people/index.asp
The National Educational Welfare Board (NEWB) was established in 2002 under the Education (Welfare) Act, 2000, a progressive piece of legislation that emphasises the promotion of school attendance, participation and retention. The various strands of the NEWB, the School Completion Programme (SCP), the Home School Community Liaison Scheme (HSCL) and the Educational Welfare Service (EWS) work together collaboratively and cohesively to secure better educational outcomes for children and young people.
Barnardos Guardian ad Litem Service
Barnardos, Christchurch Square, Dublin 8 Tel: 01 453 0355
The Guardian ad Litem Service provides children involved in family law proceedings with an independent voice in court.
Homeless Persons Freephone Hotline Tel: 1800 724 724
Call for advice and referrals
9 -12 High Street,
Tel: 01 8815900
Focus Ireland is an organisation that promotes the rights of homeless persons. Focus Ireland also provides services and accommodation to people who are homeless. Focus Ireland has a special service for people under 26 years of age who are homeless.
Irish Human Rights Commission Web: www.ihrc.ie
The Human Rights Commission’s mission is to ensure that the human rights of all people in the State are fully realised and protected, in law, in policy and in practice.
Ombudsman for Children and Young People
The Ombudsman for Children's Office makes sure that the government and other people who make decisions about young people really think about what is best for young people. If you have a complaint about public services for children, the OCO may be able to help you.
Office for the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs
The role of the OMCYA includes helping the minister in developing policy and legislation on child welfare and child protection.
BBC, Childrens Rights
Information about children’s rights all over the world Web:www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/people/features/childrensrights
Children’s Rights Alliance
The Children's Rights Alliance aims to improve the lives of all children under 18, through securing the necessary changes in Ireland's laws, policies and services.
The United Nations is an international organization committed to maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations and promoting social progress, better living standards and human rights.
Afri – Action from Ireland
01 882 7563/7581
Afri is a group of committed and creative people who seek to promote debate and influence policy and practice in Ireland and internationally on human rights, peace and justice issues. Afri, in particular, responds to injustice in the world caused by war and other violent conflict.
Irish Council for Civil Liberties
Promotes civil liberties and protects human rights.
Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People (NICCY)