Disclosing abuse can be a significant milestone on the road to possible recovery. A number of organisations specialise in working with complainants. Many of these are listed below.

  • Towards Healing is an organisation that has expertise in providing a compassionate response to those who have experienced abuse. This service is funded by the Church, and offers direct services to survivors through a range of counselling, helpline and restorative justice approaches. More information can be found at ww.towardshealing.ie.
  • Towards Peace offers spiritual support and guidance to survivors of abuse by Church personnel. For further information, visit www.towardspeace.ie
  • The Child and Family Agency – Tusla: www.tusla.ie
  • An Garda Síochána: www.garda.ie
  • ISPCC: www.ispcc.ie
  • Barnardos: www.barnardos.ie
  • HSE National Counselling Service: www.hse.ie/eng/services/list/4/Mental_Health_Services/National_Counselling_Service/
  • Rape Crisis Network of Ireland: www.rcni.ie
  • Children at Risk in Ireland (CARI): www.cari.ie
  • One in Four: www.oneinfour.ie
  • Connect: www.connectcounselling.ie
  • NSPCC: www.nspcc.org.uk

If you are concerned that a child is currently at risk, all reporting numbers are contained in Appendix 2.

The following resources may also be useful:

  • Childline (ROI): 1800 666666
  • ChildLine (NI): 0800 1111
  • CARI: 1890 924567