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.


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.


How we are funded



We are funded principally by Tusla Dublin North, North City and North East, Dublin South, South East and Dublin Mid Leinster.


The Service operates with other funding partnerships to include:


  • HSE

  • Dept. of Employment Affairs & Social Protection

  • Pobal

  • Mosney Management

  • IPAS (International Protection Accommodation Service)

  • Dept. of Children and Youth Affairs

  • Dept. of Justice

  • Daughters of Charity

  • Wicklow County Council







​CODE OF GOVERNANCE The DoCCFS fulfills all the recommended guideline actions for compliance for a Type C organisation as defined by the Governance Code for Community, Voluntary and Charitable Organisations (www.governancecode.ie). Our Service is committed to withholding the standards set out in the principles of the Code of Governance which is reviewed on a yearly basis. The DoCCFS is listed on www.governancecode.ie as a fully compliant organisation.

The DoCCFS is governed by a voluntary board which maintains oversight and guides the strategic direction of the organisation. As an organisation:

  • We are accountable to our clients to respect their individual experiences, provide effective supports and work towards achieving the best outcomes possible

  • We are accountable to the public and our funders for the monies we receive and how these funds are spent

  • We are accountable to our partners to work together to produce the best outcomes possible for the children and  families  we support


We adhere to a number of regulatory frameworks as well as voluntary codes which we work within to further promote transparency and accountability within the organisation. The DoCCFS follows its legal and regulatory compliance obligations:

  • DoCCFS is compliant with the Charities Regulatory Authority

  • DoCCFS benchmarks itself against the voluntary Governance Code


The DoCCFS follows its legal and regulatory compliance obligations in relation to children:

  • Children First National Guidelines for the Protection and Welfare of Children 2017

  • Child Protection procedures and legislation Act 2018

  • National Standards for the Protection and Welfare of Children (HIQA) Data Protection Procedures and Legislation

  • Domestic Violence Act 2018


Our Service Level Agreement with our principal funder Tusla outlines DoCCFS full legal and regulatory responsibilities towards our clients, young people and children.

DoCCFS is compliant in relation to the employment or our workers:

  • Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act

  • Employment Legislation


Our People


Our Management Team

Dr. Tracey A Monson - Chief Executive Officer


Senior Managers 

Geraldine O’Hara - Senior Manager for Early Childhood Development Services, and for Jobstown, Arklow and Cherry Orchard Family Centres.

Paul Craven - Senior Manager for Balbriggan, Lisdeel, St. Benedict's, Turas Springboard, Dublin Safer Families, Aistear Beo  and Connaught St. Family Centres and Assessment Centres.

Alan Corcoran - HR Manager.

Board of Directors

Sr. Goretti Butler, Sr. Marian Harte, Mr. Michael Cleary, Mr. Ciaran Roche (Chairperson), Sr. Sheila Ryan, Mr. Paul Harrison and Mr. John Tuffy

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Work with Us


We believe that the success of our business is through our employees.  It is our policy to recruit and develop highly positive, optimistic, professionally qualified employees who share the vision, mission and values of the organisation.  The Daughters of Charity Child and Family Service is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

We currently employ staff in various capacities.  Our staff and volunteers are our greatest asset.  They are incredibly passionate and enthusiastic about what they do.  If you share their sense of commitment or are interested in a role that challenges and rewards in equal measure, look out for career opportunities and volunteering positions on our News items.

The Daughters of Charity Child & Family Service offer career opportunities in the following areas:

  • Family Workers

  • Assessment Workers

  • Managers of Family Centre’s and in our Pre School Services

  • Administrative  and support services

  • Early Years Workers


For further information please contact our HR Department.

Daughters of Charity Child & Family Service
Management Office, First Floor,
Swords Road,
Santry, Dublin 9. D09 VF9F

Tel: (01) 8425100 M: 086 0353831

Email: hr@docharity.ie


See our News section on the home page for job vacancies 

Volunteer with Us


The Daughters of Charity Child and Family Service welcome and actively support volunteer involvement in our organisation. 

  • Volunteers who are qualified, or students who are in year 3 or 4 in areas such as social care, social science, counselling, psychotherapy and humanities are invited to contact us

  • We also welcome volunteers who have professional experience in admin, IT etc

  • All volunteers will be required to be Garda Vetted before commencing work

For more information please contact hr@docharity.ie

Contact Us



Family Centres

Aistear Beo Connaught Street Family Centre 
1st Floor, Commercial House,

West End Village,

Blanchardstown, D15. D15 XY0F
M: 086 0353827

Email: aistearbeo@docharity.ie

Manager: Avryll de Burca 

Arklow Springboard Family Centre 
27 Ferrybank 
Co. Wicklow. Y14 H025
M: 086 0353846

Email: arklowspringboard@docharity.ie
Manager: Martina Deasy 


​Balbriggan Family Centre  
Unit 7, Level 1,

Millfield Shopping Centre,

Balbriggan, Co. Dublin. K32 PK51
M: 0860353843

Email: bfc@docharity.ie

Acting Manager: Thomas Matthews

Cherry Orchard Family Centre 
Cherry Orchard Avenue,

Ballyfermot, Dublin 10. D10 C973
M: 086 0353861

Email: cofamilycentre@docharity.ie

Manager: Karin Davy

Connaught Street Family Centre

(An annex to Aister Beo and Lisdeel Family Centres)  

85 Connaught Street,

Phibsboro, D7. D07 AX25

Email: connst@docharity.ie

Manager: Avryll de Burca 
Dublin Safer Families Service 
Claidhe Mor,

Swords Road,


Dublin 9. D09 NY65 
M: 086 1428816

Manager: Margaret Joyce


Jobstown Family Centre

Mary Mercer Centre

Fortunestown Road,


Dublin 24. D24 K854

M: 086 0353818

Email: jobstownfc@docharity.ie

Acting Manager: Laura Murphy

Lisdeel Family Centre 
Lisdeel House,

Swords Road, Santry,

Dublin 9. D09 T2F2
M: 086 0353859

Email: lisdeelfc@docharity.ie

Manager: Cliodhna O'Sullivan 

Turas Springboard Family Centre 
Our Lady Immaculate Junior School,


Dublin 17. D17 WT02
M: 086 0353810

Email: turas@docharity.ie

Manager: Carol Hamilton

Assessment Centres

St. Benedict's Assessment Centre

Resource Centre,

Swansnest Road,


Dublin 5.  D05 V1F6

M: 086 0353821 or 086 0353822 

Email: stbenedicts@docharity.ie

Manager: William Peelo

Lisdeel Assessment Centre

Lisdeel House,

Swords Road,

Santry, Dublin 9. D09 T2F2

M:086 033836  

Email: lisdeelac@docharity.ie

Manager: Catherine Sheeran

Early Childhood Development Service

St. Louise’s ECDS

1 Catherines Court , William Street North,

Dublin 1. D01 W9H2

M: 086 0353835

01 8554035

Manager: Louise Gillick

St. Vincent’s ECDS

Ballyfermot Primary & Mental Health Care Campus, Ballyfermot Road, Dublin 10. D10 C973

M: 086 0487457

Manager: Dorothy Duffy

Goldenbridge ECDS

Off Emmet Cresent,

Inchicore, Dublin 8. D08 X985

M: 086 142 7174

Manager: Paula Roantree

Tír na nÓg ECDS

Cameron Hall, Cameron St. (off Cork St.),

Dublin 8. D08 NVX0

M: 086 1427175

Manager: Pamela Wolfe

Mabuhay ECDS

Mosney Accommodation Centre, Laytown, County Meath. A92 ED6V

M: 086 0487459

Manager: Liz Manville

St. Joseph's Day Nursery Centre ECDS

Morning Star Road,


Dublin 8. D08 YD63

M: 086 9795541

Manager: Margaret Doyle

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