Children First Information and Advice Officers

The HSE has employed Children First Information and Advice Officers to support agencies working with children and young people in implementing best practice as detailed in Children First –Ireland's national guidance for the protection and welfare of children and Our Duty to Care – The Principles of Good Practice in Working with Children and Young People.

Children First Information and Advice Officer provide a link between the HSE and voluntary and community organisations and groups.

Their aims include–

Passing on information on the “Children First” guidance.

Assisting and supporting organisations external to the HSE to develop practices consistent with the “Children First” guidance.

Providing “Keeping Safe” training to groups and organisations.

Training and supporting designated persons


Click here for information on training provided by HSE Children First Information and Advice Officers


Name Area Contact Address Contact Numbers

Jan Perrin


Edwina Flavin

 HSE Dublin Mid-Leinster

Dublin South City, Dublin South West, Dublin West

Kildare, West Wicklow

Children and Families,

Training and Development Unit, Brickfield House, Brickfield Drive, Crumlin, Dublin 12

Phone:  (01) 4156961

Fax No: (01) 4156919

Lorraine Egan

 Jim McGuirk

 HSE Dublin Mid-Leinster

LHOs: Dublin South (Dún Laoghaire); Dublin South East; Wicklow

Block B, Civic Centre
Main St.
Bray, Co Wicklow

Phone:  (01) 2744273

Fax No: (01) 2744287

Charney Weitzman

 HSE Dublin Mid-Leinster

Longford/Westmeath & Laois/Offaly

St. Loman’s Campus,Springfield,
Mullingar, Co. Westmeath.

Phone:  (044) 9395510
Fax No: (057) 9357846


 HSE Dublin North East

Dublin North West; Dublin North Central; Dublin North

CTDU, Third Floor, Park House, NCR, Dublin 7 Phone  :(01) 8823428
Fax: (01) 8823490
Deirdre Horan-Martin

 HSE Dublin North East


Child & Family Services
HSE Cavan and Monaghan
Support Services Building
Rooskey, Co. Monaghan

Phone:  (047) 39051

 Kathryn Morris

 HSE Dublin North East


Child Care Services, Enterprise Centre,
Trim Rd,Navan, Co Meath

Phone:  (046) 9097846
Fax No: (046) 9097900

 Anne Purcell

 HSE South

Carlow, Kilkenny. Wexford, Waterford, South Tipperary


Health Centre, Castlehill,Carlow

Fax No: (059) 9133530

Margaret Fitzgerald

 Maureen Crowley

 HSE South

North Lee, North Cork, Kerry, South Lee, North Lee, West Cork, Kerry

Children First Department,Block 36, St. Finbar's Hospital, Douglas Rd.Cork.

Phone:    (021) 496-6555

Bríd Burke

HSE West



Children First & Information Officer, Family Support Services,
West City Centre, Seamus Quirke Rd, Galway

Phone:  (091) 548440
Fax No: (091)


Sandra Claxton

HSE West

Roscommon, Mayo


St Mary’s Headquarters,

Castlebar, Co. Mayo


Phone:  (094) 90 42579

Fax No: (094) 90 20452


 Noreen Herron

HSE West

Sligo, Leitrim, Donegal,



Markievicz House, Barrack Street, Sligo

Phone:  (071) 9155181

Fax No:  (071) 9155131


Jan Godfrey

HSE West



River House, Gort Road,Ennis, Co Clare

Phone:  (065) 6863919
Fax No: (065) 6863983


Anne Murray

HSE West



HSE Offices, Ballycummin Avenue, Raheen Industrial Estate, Raheen, Limerick

Phone : (061) 483520
Fax No: (061) 468902


Laura Nee

HSE West

Tipperary North


HSE, Civic Offices, Limerick Road, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary

Phone:  (067) 46652
Fax No: (067) 46693