Criminal Justice System

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.

Child Protection

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.

We can help in the following ways

  1. Arrange services through referral or co-operation with other agencies

  2. Explore your reporting options

  3. Liaise with Gardaí or Solicitors

  4. Other court support

  5. Support with victim impact statements

  6. Post court Support


Information for Professionals

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.  


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