National bodies/organisations


An Garda Síochana An Garda Síochána, more commonly referred to as the Gardaí or "the Guards", is the police service of the Republic of Ireland. www.garda.ie COSC The National Office for the Prevention of Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence. www.cosc.ie Commission for the Support of Victims of Crime www.csvc.ie The Courts Service www.courts.ie Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection www.welfare.ie Department of Health www.gov.ie/en/organisation/department-of-health Department of Children and Youth Affairs www.gov.ie/en/organisation/children-and-youth-affairs Department of Justice and Equality www.justice.ie Health Service Executive The Health Service Executive (HSE) is the national health service. www.hse.ie Director of Public Prosecutions www.dpp.ie Victims of Crime Office www.victimsofcrimeoffice.ie The Legal Aid Board The Legal Aid Board provide professional civil legal aid, advice and family mediation, as well as certain criminal legal aid schemes. www.legalaidboard.ie Crime Victims Helpline The Crime Victims Helpline provides confidential support to victims of crime. Freephone: 116006. www.crimevictimshelpline.ie




Support for children


Barnardos Barnardos support vulnerable children and families. www.barnardos.ie The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (ISPCC) The ISPCC provide services to support vulnerable children. This includes a freephone helpline called Childline: 1800 66 66 66 www.ispcc.ie




Support for survivors of child sexual abuse


CARI Cari is a voluntary organisation that provides child centred support to children and families affected by child sexual abuse. www.cari.ie One in Four One in Four provides support to adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. www.oneinfour.ie




Domestic violence support


Safe Ireland Safe Ireland works to eliminate domestic violence. www.safeireland.ie Women's Aid Women's Aid is a leading national organisation that has been working to stop domestic violence in Ireland. They operate a freephone helpline: 1800 341 900 www.womensaid.ie OSS Cork www.osscork.ie Cuanlee Refuge Cuanlee Refuge provides safe and secure crisis accommodation for women and childrenexperiencing domestic abuse in Cork. www.cuanleerefuge.org West Cork Women Against Violence Project
WCWAVP provide support for women who are or have experienced domestic violence. They operate a freephone helpline: 1800 203 136 www.westcorkwomensproject.ie Good Shepherd Cork Good Shepherd Cork provide support for women and children experiencing homelessness or domestic violence. www.goodshepherdcork.ie Move Ireland Move Ireland provide support for men experience domestic violence. www.moveireland.ie Focus Ireland Focus Ireland works with people who are homeless or are at risk of losing their homes across Ireland. www.focusireland.ie




Unplanned pregnancy support


Irish Family Planning Association The Irish Family Planning Association (IFPA) provides contraception, pregnancy counselling, abortion care, sexual and reproductive health services and training. www.ifpa.ie Abortion in Ireland www2.hse.ie/abortion




Support and advocacy groups


Sexual Health Centre Cork The Sexual Health Centre Cork provides up-to-date information, support and education in the areas of sexual health, wellbeing, sexuality and healthy relationships. www.sexualhealthcentre.com Samaritans Samaritans provide emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide. They operate a freephone helpline: 116 123. www.samaritans.org

Free Legal Advice Centres FLAC is a voluntary organisation that helps people to understand and access their legal rights. www.flac.ie
Citizens Information Citizens Information provides information, advice and advocacy on a broad range of public and social services. www.citizensinformation.ie Sexual Assault Treatment Unit Cork The Sexual Assault Treatment Unit provide a forensic and medical aftercare service to people aged 14 years and upwards, who have experienced rape or sexual assault. www.sivuh.ie/departments/sexualassaulttreatmentunit.html Ruhama Ruhama is an charity that offers nationwide support to women affected by prostitution, sex trafficking and other forms of commercial sexual exploitation. www.ruhama.ie
Blue Blindfold - Anti-Human Trafficking www.blueblindfold.gov.ie Immigrant Council of Ireland The Immigrant Council of Ireland is a national, independent non-governmental organisation that promotes the rights of migrants. www.immigrantcouncil.ie Irish Refugee Council The Irish Refugee Council (IRC) works with and for refugees in Ireland. www.irishrefugeecouncil.ie NASC Migrant and Refugee Rights Nasc works with migrants and refugees to advocate and lead for change within Ireland’s immigration and protection systems, to ensure fairness, access to justice and the protection of human rights. www.nascireland.org APT - Act to Prevent Trafficking www.aptireland.org Coalition Against Trafficking in Women http://www.catwinternational.org/ Cork Against Human Trafficking www.sextrafficking.ie European Women’s Lobby www.womenlobby.org National Women’s Council Ireland www.nwci.ie





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