The Advocacy Programme is a support and information service for adults who have experienced childhood sexual abuse. We respond to hundreds of people every year who are considering reporting their experience of childhood sexual abuse. We also work with people who have already engaged in a legal process and would like support.
Many people worry that the person that caused them harm may still be a risk to children. The Advocacy Programme offers support and information to adults who would like to engage with The Child and Family Agency about their concerns.
Child protection is at the heart of what we do. While our services are confidential, if you give us information that children may be at risk, it is our policy to pass that information to the child protection services. Our work respects the principles of the Children’s First Guidelines.
Arrange services through referral or co-operation with other agencies
Explore your reporting options
Liaise with Gardaí or Solicitors
Other court support
Support with victim impact statements
Post court Support
Our information service is also available to professionals who have questions about reporting child protection concerns or the various legal processes their clients may be involved with.