Children and Family Services in Limerick

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

Adoption Services
Mid-West Adoption Service, Glenbevan House, Upper Mayorstone, Limerick 061 464154

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 -