Barnardos Family Support
Barnardos Family Support Service supports children and their families to overcome difficulties and challenges in their lives. We work in Dun Laoghaire, Ballyogan and Bray. We work with children in lots of different ways (one-to-one emotional support; small group support) and we also help parents/carers to develop better and stronger parenting skills and to improve their relationship with their children.
Once you are referred to our service, you will be allocated an experienced key worker who will meet with you every week for one-to-one support. Your worker will get to know you and help you find good ways to deal with the difficult things in your life.
We work with your parent(s)/carer(s) about how they can support and help you. We can also help signpost you to specialised support services if this is needed.
with: Anger Anxiety Bullying Grief Loneliness Regret Relationships Stress
Age range: Up to 15
Time: We sometimes have a short waiting list but you will always hear from us within a week or two
Do I need my parents permission if I'm under 18?: yes
How can I connect with your service?
You can phone our service and talk to one of our team.
You can ask a trusted adult (a parent, a teacher or your GP) to refer you to our service. We do need the consent of a parent/carer for you to attend sessions.
How have your services changed due to Coronavirus?
We are still providing services! We are in regular contact with all our clients by phone or WhatsApp. Children and young people can continue to talk to their key workers as often as they need to. We are also making regular drops to family homes to deliver food parcels and other resources (art supplies; books; self-care resources etc.)
We are still taking new referrals as well. All families on our waiting list have been allocated a key worker and are receiving crisis support similar to those already linked to the service.