Who We Are

The Daughters of Charity Child and Family Service (DoCCFS) is a not for profit public service organisation. We provide a range of therapeutic supportive services to children and families based in the greater Dublin region. The Service works in collaboration with TUSLA Child and Family Agency local areas in Dublin North East, City, Dublin Mid Leinster, Meath and Wicklow and with Probation Services in Dublin North East.Our Services include an Early Childhood Development Service (ECDS), Family Centre Service, Dublin Safer Families Service and Assessment Services. The Daughters of Charity Child and Family Service are committed to research and evaluation of our services. The information gathered helps us to improve and to provide high quality services to children and families.


Our News


Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Katherine Zappone launches  Why Measures Matter. 

The research measured the impact of our work in supporting children and families to reach their full potential and overcome adversity in their lives.

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For more information or to get a copy of the Executive Summary or the full report please contact (01) 842 5100 or email admin@docharity.ie

Our Vision

The Daughters of Charity Child and Family Service, inspired by the spirit of St. Vincent de Paul and St. Louise de Marillac, seeks to identify, reach, and empower children and families most in need, in a society that is constantly changing.

Our Mission

The Daughters of Charity Child and Family Service, recognising the essential dignity and potential of every person and the right of every child to live as full a life as possible within his or her own family, undertakes to deliver quality services to children at risk and families most in need.

Our Values

Honesty, Respect, Fairness, Justice and Compassion


Annual Report 2017


Executive Summary

Full Report



Meeting the needs of families in a

constantly changing world


About Our Services

Our Services include an Early Childhood Development Service (ECDS), Family Centre Service, Dublin Safer Families Service and Assessment Services. 

We are committed to ensuring that the services we provide are making a difference and to providing a quality led service to the people we work with. We constantly strive to improve the services we offer through research and evaluation.  


Early Childhood Development Service (ECDS)

Our dedicated preschools provide early childhood care and education to children between two and six years.

We have five Early Childhood Development Service (ECDS) centres located in Ballyfermot, South West inner City, Inchicore, North Strand and County Meath. 

Our centre in Mosney County Meath works with children whose parents are asylum seekers.

Family Centres

Our Family Centres are situated in the heart of their communities.  

We offer a range of therapeutic supportive interventions to children up to the age of 18 years and their parents or carers. Our approach to working with families is needs led, solution focussed and strengths based. Famililes can self refer to Family Centres, we also accept referrals from GP's, Schools etc.

Our Dublin Safer Families Service is a Gender, Sexual and Domestic Violence Service. We work with parents and children to increase family safety and to prevent and stop violence. Referrals to this Service come through Probation Services only.

Assessment Centres

Our Assessment Centres provide Intitial Assessements to familes referred by TUSLA Social Work Departments Dublin North and Dublin North City

Our Family Centres in Kilbarrack and Santry are specialist Assessment teams who only accept referrals from TUSLA Child and Family Agency Social Work Department.

Our staff undertake Initial Assessments with families as part of the Differential Response Model (DRM), on behalf of TUSLA Social Work Department. The DRM model of work is a strengths based approach and addresses the concerns as to why a family/child have been referred to TUSLA while identifying safety’s and strengths within the family.


Swords Road, Santry, Dublin 9. D09 VF9F. 

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Daughters of Charity Child and Family Service

Tel: 01 842 5100  Fax: 01 8425152.

Registered No: 431293       Registered Charity No: 20064730