Social Work and Child Protection Services are provided by the HSE to children and families who require support.
Social Work Department (Limerick East)
Unit 3 St. Camillus Hospital Limerick Tel: (061) 483 711
Social Work Department (Limerick West)
Unit 3, St. Camillus Hospital Limerick Tel: (061) 483 996
Parkbeg House, 2 Elm Drive, Caherdavin Lawn, Ennis Road Tel: (061) 206 988
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.
Glenbevan House, Upper Mayorstone, Limerick Tel: (061) 328 336
Child Development Centre
Bank House, Lower Cecil St., Limerick Tel: (061) 400 540
Childcare Care Manager's Office
V.T.C., Dooradoyle Tel: (061) 482 792
Child & Family Centre
Limerick Tel: (061) 483 692
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
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 local Health Centre, call the HSE info line 1850 24 1850 or visit - www.immunisation.ie