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FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICE

The Cottage Home Child and Family Services have enhanced their services to children and families with the introduction of a dedicated Family Support Service in the Shanganagh-Rathsallagh area of south County Dublin. This development followed a process of consultation and strategic planning.

The Family Support Service is completely separate to the Residential Service.

The Project is located in the heart of the community on the grounds of Scoil Mhuire in Rathsallagh. We are providing needs led programmes and support to children, young people and families. Needs are determined through consultation with the families themselves, other service providers and the statutory agencies. There is a referral system in place which is used by Social Workers, GPs, teachers and other professionals. Families can also self-refer into the Service.

There is a staff group of six, a Project Leader, three Project Workers, a Support Project Worker and an Administrator/Receptionist.