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Child Health
Area Medical Teams visit schools in the area to give vaccinations like the MMR, Meningitis C, Rubella etc. They also work with Public Health Nurses to check on a child s development from birth onwards, through a series of standard regular checks. Area Medical Officers also play an important role in managing outbreaks of illness like measles or mumps in the area. You can contact the Area Medical Officers at (052) 6177221 or (052) 6177338/7288.

Immunisation
Immunisation is a simple, safe and effective way of protecting your child against certain diseases. Children and young people in Ireland are entitled to certain vaccinations and immunisation services free of charge. These vaccines are provided by your GP, in hospitals, at Health Centres, at home or at school.

For more information on immunisation talk to your GP, Public Health Nurse at your Health Centre, or call the HSE info line 1850 24 1850 or visit - www.immunisation.ie

Social Work
The Social Work team in the Local Health Office is responsible for providing support to children and families in this community. This involves Family Support Services. In cases where children are at risk of harm through abuse, Child Protection Social Workers have an important role in providing care, assessment and follow up to those children and their families, through the Fostering and Child Protection Teams. Tel: (052) 6177302 or (052) 61773 034

Psychology Services
Offer assessment and intervention services to the people of South Tipperary, with the aim of improving psychological health and well-being. It provides clinic and home based interventions, education/training, parenting groups. The Psychology Drop In Clinic can be accessed without prior appointment. Tel: (052) 6177911.

Speech and Language Therapy
Services are provided for children and adults who present with Speech, Language, Voice or Swallowing Disorders. All children are eligible. Tel: (052) 6177281.

Community Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Services
The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Services are currently based at 34 Queen St., Clonmel. Tel: (052) 29774. Referrals to the service are via Family Doctor. The service will be moving to a new, purpose built premises in the near future.

Counselling
Comhar Adult Service for those who have experienced childhood abuse. Tel: 1800 234 118

Fostering
Fostering in Irelandmeans taking care of someone else's child in your own home. Children of all ages need foster care – from birth to late teens. Some children need short-term care; others may need long term care. Some children need to find a home that allows them to stay with their brother or sister. But whatever the circumstances, fostering a child is an incredibly rewarding experience. In an ideal situation, the child placed in foster care will return to his or her own family as soon as this is possible.

Social Work Dept. Community Care Centre, Grounds of St Luke’s Hospital, Western Road, Clonmel, Co Tipperary. Tel 052 6177302

Childminder Advisory Officer Service

Childminder Advisory Officer’s role:

  • To provide a free support system for Childminders caring for 3 or fewer pre-school children.
  • To promote voluntary notification of Childminders
  • To provide advisory visits to Childminders homes.
  • To provide information and training for Childminders
  • To facilitate the establishment of local networks of such Childminders
  • To provide Childminder Vacancy list for parents

Click here for more information on the Childminder Advisory Service