Pobal’s Mission is to work on behalf of Government and in partnership with our various stakeholders to improve outcomes, particularly for people experiencing disadvantage and social exclusion.
TUSLA - child and family agency
The Child and Family Agency is now the dedicated State agency responsible for improving wellbeing and outcomes for children. It represents the most comprehensive reform of child protection, early intervention and family support services ever undertaken in Ireland.
The Agency operates under the Child and Family Agency Act 2013, a progressive piece of legislation with children at its heart and families viewed as the foundation of a strong healthy community where children can flourish. Partnership and co-operation in the delivery of seamless services to children and families are also central to the Act.
Kildare County Childcare Committee
The Kildare County Childcare Committee was established in 2001. We are responsible for the promotion of cross-agency cooperation and coordination in the delivery of childcare services at a local level in County Kildare for all children from birth to 14 years.
Kildare county council
We work closely with Kildare County Council to ensure that the needs of our community are looked after.
Kildare and Wicklow Education and Training Board (KWETB) provides a comprehensive range of education services throughout Kildare and Wicklow. As the largest education provider in counties Kildare and Wicklow, the ETB provides education and training opportunities for life-long learning through ETB Community National Schools, Second Level Schools, Post Leaving Certificate Courses (PLCs), Adult, Further Education and Training and Youth Support Service.
preparing for life
Preparing for Life is a prevention and early intervention project provided by the Newbridge and Curragh Family Resource Centres.
We work to improve children’s lives by supporting parents to use proven approaches to help children achieve their full potential.
Our mentors work alongside parents from pregnancy to when their child starts school. We visit families in their homes and give information on child development and parenting.
Preparing for Life is open to families expecting a baby or who have a new baby living in the areas of: Newbridge, Curragh, Kildare Town, Kilcullen and Allenwood.
The Kildare West Wicklow Parenting Training and Support Forum
The purpose of the Forum is to provide an opportunity for information-sharing about supports for parents, highlighting needs and gaps and responding to these in a more coordinated way.
County Kildare LEADER Partnership
County Kildare Leader Partnership is one of over fifty Local Development Companies in Ireland. They are responsible for the delivery of a range of rural enterprise, social inclusion, and community development initiatives in County Kildare.