Supporting Children is a campaign developed by DCEDIY to support vulnerable children, young people, and their families in challenging times.
It also spotlights our Supporting Children website, pointing to a wide range of information detailing supports for children, young people and families across six key areas.
It was first launched on 19 June 2020, highlighting the range of services and supports in place and the innovative responses this sector was making to meet the needs of vulnerable groups across a range of service areas, from Child Protection and Welfare to Education Support, Parenting and Family Support, and others.
The campaign is designed with two purposes. It encourages all of us to look out for vulnerable children whose lives and supports have been severely disrupted during the current pandemic. This information campaign has been updated based on service user feedback from the initial phase. We are also working with Tusla to ensure the campaign information is presented in an accessible and useful format.
Supporting Children is funded under What Works (www.whatworks.gov.ie). The campaign recognises the serious impacts both the pandemic and associated restrictions are having on the most vulnerable in our society and aims to demonstrate and harness the available supports that are in place.