Who We Are

Hands Up for Children is a new campaign which believes that smart investment in children is the best way to secure Ireland’s future. We aim to ensure that Prevention and Early Intervention is included as a priority in the next programme for government.

In particular, the campaign is calling for an increased investment in prevention and early intervention for children and families, and a commitment to gradually realigning resources from crisis driven interventions to preventative ones. All the evidence tells us that if we offer quality supports and programmes during every key phase of childhood, the results are outstanding. It is also cost effective to intervene early. Prevention is better than cure.

Read our 5 Thriving Childhood Principles to find out more

Hands Up for Children is an initiative of the Prevention and Early Intervention Network

Contact us at info[at]handsupforchildren[dot]ie or by phone at +353-1-4160525.

Campaign Partners

The following organisations have pledged their support as campaign partners:

  • Ag Eisteacht
  • Archways
  • Ballymole Family Resource Centre
  • Barnardos
  • Better Finglas
  • Blarney Street Boys CBS
  • Blue Skies Initiative
  • Bray Area Partnership
  • CDI
  • Children's Research Network of Ireland and Northern Ireland
  • Children’s Rights Alliance
  • Clonmel Community Resource Centre
  • Docklands & East Inner City Consortium
  • Drogheda Youth Development
  • Early Years - the organisation for young people /HighScope Ireland Institute
  • EPIC
  • Equality & Diversity Early Childhood National Network (EDeNn)
  • Family Matters, Ballyfermot and Chapelizod Partnership
  • Family Resource Centre National Forum
  • Foróige
  • Genesis Programme (Louth ABC)
  • HADD
  • Happy Talk
  • Headstrong
  • Irish Association of Social Workers (IASW)
  • Irish Autism Action
  • Irish Penal Reform Trust
  • Law Centre for Children
  • Le Cheile
  • Lifestart Foundation
  • Marymount GNS, Drogheda
  • Men's Development Network
  • Midlands Area Parenting Partnership
  • National Childhood Network
  • National College of Ireland
  • Northside Partnerhip
  • One Family
  • Parenting NI
  • Pavee Point
  • Paul Partnership
  • Preparing for Life
  • Raheen Family Resource Centre, Co. Wexford
  • Reachout.com
  • Single Parents Acting for the Rights of Kids (SPARK)
  • Solas Project
  • Supporting Social Inclusion and Regeneration in Limerick
  • St. John's JNS, Drogheda
  • St. Vincents Primary School
  • Start Strong
  • Teen Parents Support Programme
  • The Social and Health Education Project
  • Tender Team
  • Treoir
  • Tubbercurry Family Resource Centre
  • Tusla Child and Family Agency
  • UCC - Early Years and Childhood Studies
  • UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre
  • White Ribbon Ireland
  • Youngballymun
  • YoungKnocknaheeney

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