The adoption service works with children and parents who have adopted domestically (stranger adoptions i.e. mothers who place with parents they don’t know; step parent adoptions and fostering to adoption). The service also works with all families who have adopted internationally.
Services providing family support in Co. Wexford.
Voluntary family support project.
Family Support Programme for Teen Parents.
Contact Details As per Family Support Service
Target Age Groups Teen parents aged 19 years and under up until their child reaches 2 years of age.
Referrals Referrals taken by contacting Hayley Rochford
Eligibility Criteria Traveller families in the Bunclody area.
Referrals Contact Joy Keyes
Eligibility Criteria Children from 5 to 12 years of age.
Local Child and Family Support Networks in Wexford Town, Enniscorthy, New Ross and Gorey have been established. These consist of local statutory providers, local voluntary/community children and family services and staff of Tusla.
Contact Person: Tony Kennedy (Child and Family Support Network Co-ordinator)
Referrals Referrals taken but it is an open door policy so referrals not necessary. However, if a referral is made, advance notice is helpful.
Eligibility Criteria Age group 11-25 years in Wexford Town and district.
Referrals Referrals taken through school teachers, school completion programme, parents and from other projects as well as young persons counsellor.
Referrals Taken Referrals taken through school teachers, school completion programme, parents and from other projects as well as young person’s counsellor.
Eligibility Criteria Junior Groups 4 – 6 years; Homework Groups 7 – 9 years/10 – 12 years; Youth Café Drop In 13 – 25 years.
Provides free, independent, impartial information, advice and advocacy on social rights, entitlements and responsibilities.
There are three Centres located throughout the County in Wexford, Enniscorthy and Gorey and an outreach in New Ross.
The County Wexford Health Advocate is employed by the Ferns Diocesan Youth Service (FDYS) with funding from the HSE Social Inclusion CHO Area 5.
Crisis pregnancy counselling, abortion counselling, post natal care, school awareness programme.
National Helpline: Lo-call 1850 622 626 (9.30am-9pm Monday to Friday and 10am-5pm Saturday).
Target Age Groups Young women and men, grandparents, parents and students.
Referrals Both self referral and agency referral by contacting FDYS Enniscorthy tel. 053 9234574.
Voluntary Counselling Service providing the following;General Counselling Bereavement Care Service
Target Age Group Adult Only (18yrs+)
Eligibility Criteria Client in need of counselling
The Family Mediation Service is operated under the Department of Social Protection. It is a professional, confidential service which enables couples who have decided to separate, or who have already separated, to negotiate their separation agreement. This is done with the help of a trained mediator, without resorting to adjudication through the courts.
Youth project providing targeted and universal services to young people and their families.
Referrals Referrals can be made by contacting the main office and leaving contact details.
Referrals Referrals can be made through any locally based organisation.
Eligibility Criteria Provides a wide ranging information service to young people in the Wexford town area and service others through information points in Enniscorthy, Gorey and New Ross.
This is a Statutory service provided through Tusla Child & Family Agency. The team provides a link worker support service to foster carers to assist them in caring for and meeting the needs of the Children In Care placed in their care. The staff members provide specific training to foster carers and additional training and support opportunities on a group level to carers....
Garda JLO’s are specially trained officers who are assigned to work with underage offenders (under 18 years of age). They deal with young people and their families re: crime prevention, the operation of the Youth Diversion Projects and other areas related to young people and the criminal justice system.