Children and Family Services in Sligo/Leitrim & West Cavan

Social Work
The Social Work Teams in the Community Services Office are responsible for providing support people in this community. This involves Family Support Services, care for older people, adults and people with disabilities. 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.

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).

Children and Families Services
Social Work and Child Protection Services are provided by the HSE to children and families who require support.
Children's Service, Sheil House, College Street, Ballyshannon (071) 982 2776
Social Work Services, Sligo Leitrim and West Cavan (071) 915 5136
North West Regional Adoption Services (071) 913 6552
Child Care Training (074) 912 3784
North West Regional Counselling Services (071) 914 2161
Leitrim Fostering Team (071) 91 55157.
Sligo Fostering Team (071) 91 55157

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 -