Monday, January 11, 2010

Support Services

The Parish of Saggart, Rathcoole and Brittas is dedicated to the development of the spiritual development of all, including children. Therefore, we are committed to the protection and care of all. We encourage anyone who is need of support to please contact one of the following services.

Support services for Adults include
Faoiseamh was set up to listen to and, if required, arrange face-to-face counselling for victims of abuse by members of religious orders and dioceses.
FreeFone 1800 33 1234 or From Northern Ireland call 0800 973 272

Rape Crisis Centres are voluntary organisations which provide a comprehensive therapy programme for victims of rape and sexual abuse.
FreeFone 1800 778 888

The Samaritans are available 24 hours a day to provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide.
Phone: ROI: 1850 60 90 90
Email: or

Crime Victims Helpline is a National Helpline which offers support to victims of crime in Ireland.
Phone: 1850 211 407

The National Counselling Service is a community based service for adults who were hurt by childhood abuse in Ireland. There is a service set up in each Health Board Area.

Support Services for Children
Children at Risk in Ireland "CARI" . Their primary aim is to provide a professional, child centred therapy and counselling service to children, families and groups who have been affected by child sexual abuse.
Helpline: 1890-924567.

The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (ISSPCC) exists to: Ensure children have a happy safe childhood; Prevent children from suffering harm, trauma or abuse;Help children who have suffered cruelty or trauma; Seek to ensure children are accorded equal rights as citizens. Services include childline, a 24 hour national freephone helpline for children on 1800 666 666.

Barnardos is Ireland's leading children’s charity. We work with over 12,000 children and families each year throughout Ireland. Barnardos is committed to the best interests of children and young people in Ireland, promoting and respecting their rights in all of our work.

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