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 and North City, East and Dublin Mid Leinster.
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 Service. The information gathered helps us to improve our service and to provide a high quality service to families.
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.
Arklow Springboard Family Centre launches a New Sleep Programme
A team of inter-agency professionals based in Arklow, Co. Wicklow, including Arklow Springboard Daughters of Charity Child and Family Services, have developed a new practical tool for addressing the issue of sleep deprivation with young people. The Sleep Programme is recommended for young people aged 12 – 14 as an educational and prevention programme. The Sleep Programme provides teachers, youth workers and support workers with the tools to help young adults improve or maintain their sleep routine. The programme sets out ways to prevent sleep becoming a problem. It addresses areas like stress, diet, physical activity, drug and alcohol use in young people and encourages changes to poor sleep hygiene. The programme aims to provide practical information for young people, which they can then implement in their day to day lives. The resource was funded by the National Youth Council of Ireland’s (NYCI) Connected Communities Programme.