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You may find some of the issues raised in this report upsetting. If you need support about the issues raised in the report please find some helpful links below. If you are at risk of harm or you are worried for your safety, please contact An Garda Síochána on 999 / 112
TUSLA: The Child and Family Agency is the dedicated State agency responsible for improving wellbeing and outcomes for children, including protection, early intervention and family support services.
Childline: 24-hour national listening service for all children and young people under the age of 18 in Ireland. It is private, confidential and non-judgemental and can be contacted for free.
Jigsaw: Provides free, confidential, brief mental health supports for young people aged 12-25 in communities around Ireland.
EPIC: Supporting children in care.
BeLongTo: Youth service supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI+) young people in Ireland.
Rainbows Ireland: Supporting children with bereavement and parental separation.
If you want to know more about the issues raised in the report or get involved in a youth service, please find some links below:
SpunOut: Ireland’s youth information website created by young people, for young people.
ISSU: Irish Second-Level Students’ Union is the national representative body for school Student Councils; representing, defending and uplifting student voice.
Youth Work Ireland: Deliver a range of targeted projects, services, youth clubs and programmes to young people alongside its membership. You can find youth clubs and services near you.
YMCA: Works with children, young people, families and the community offering vocational training, family youth-work, leadership development and international engagement.
Foróige: Works with children aged 10-18 Youth Clubs and Youth Projects.
NYCI: The National Youth Council of Ireland is the representative body for voluntary youth organisations. It also runs youth projects which you can get involved in.
Young Social Innovators: Empowering young people to use their talents, insights, passion and creativity to come up with innovative solutions to social challenges.
NCBI: The National Council for the Blind transform the lives of children and adults who are blind or vision impaired throughout Ireland, ensuring they have access to the same opportunities, rights, and choices as anyone else in society.
Inclusion Ireland: Providing information and support for families, children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
Enable Ireland: Enable Ireland provides services to children and adults with disabilities and their families
Irish Wheelchair Association of Ireland: Offering help and advice for children and adults with disabilities, including sports, training, mobility aids.