Daughters of Charity Child and Family Service


Meeting the needs of families in a constantly changing world


Who are We?

The Dublin Safer Families Service is a Gender, Sexual and Domestic Violence service that works with parents and children within a whole family approach.

What do we do?

The Dublin Safer Family Service aims to work specifically with families where violence has created difficulties and or is currently a concern.

Violence can include:

The use of physical or emotional force or the threat of physical force including sexual violence in close adult relationships. It can also involve emotional abuse, the destruction of property, isolation from friends, family and other potential sources of support; threats to others including children; stalking and control over access to money, personal items, food, transportation and the telephone (Children First  - National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children, 2011).

Our model of service delivery has two aims;

  1. To increase family safety
  2. To prevent and stop violence towards in families.

The service utilises no violence contracts and safety planning to meet these aims.

Safety of children first and foremost

As a professionals organisation we work under legislation which strives to protect the rights, safety and welfare of children. We are particularly attentive to the impact on children (up to the age of 18) who experience domestic violence

How to Contact us?

If you would like to find out more about our service please contact us:

Dublin Safer Families Service

Claidhe Mor

Swords Road


Dublin 9

D09 NY65

Tel: (01) 862 7700


We currently accept referrals from the Social Work Department/Child and Family Agency (Tusla) and Probation Services only.

Our Location 

D09 NY65, Ireland