- 0 - 11 years
- 12 - 16 years
- 12 - 18 years
- 16 - 18 years
- Child & Family Support
- Youth Work
- Schools & Education Support
- In-person - Group
- In-person - One-to-one
Child and Family Agency Old Dublin Road, Portlaois, Laois
Monday -Friday 09-17.00Website
Open Up is not a crisis service. If you or someone you know needs immediate help please contact one of the services below immediately.
If someone is hurt or in danger call the emergency services straight away. Emergency services can be contacted at any time by dialling 999 or 112 in Republic of Ireland or 112 in Europe.
Our Janus programme works intensively on a one-to-one basis with young people aged 10-17, who are living in the community or within the care system, and whose behaviours are challenging. Extern provides an individually-tailored programme to support them to remain at home or at the lowest level within the care system. The project is aimed at improving young people’s social functioning, community inclusion and family relationships. While on the programme, young people will be offered a range of sessions including special interest activities, day trips and specific individual work. The programme also provides respite overnights which focus on independent living skills, social skills development, provision of respite and problem solving approaches. Referrals are made through the local Tusla Social Work department
Extern provides an individually-tailored programme to the young person. This usually involves weekly one to one sessions. these include individual work, activity and group work. it is all based on the young person’s needs and level of risk.
Before this website came along, we weren’t sure what services were available locally and how to access them. It’s great to now see them all listed in one place with lots of useful information and contact details.