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Useful Resources

Anti Bullying Centre

Based in DCU, the ABC carry out research on school bullying, workplace bullying, homophobic bullying and cyberbullying.

Anti-Bullying Procedures for Primary and Post Primary schools

(Department of Education and Skills)


An organisation providing therapy to children who have experienced sexual abuse, and support services, including counselling, to families and groups affected.

1850 222 300

CARI Foundation

The CARI Foundation provides services for victims of abuse and non-abusing members of their families.

1890 924567


This is a service run by the ISPCC for any child in trouble or danger. Childline have a text support service - just text ‘Talk’ to 50101. There is a special text service for young people experiencing bullying, text ‘Bully’ to 50101.

1800 66 66 66

Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children

Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post- Primary Schools

(Department of Education and Skills)


Dublin Rape Crisis Centre

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre offers a wide range of services to women and men who are affected by rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment or childhood sexual abuse. The services include a national 24 hour helpline.

1800 77 88 88

Garda Primary Schools Programme

Delivered by community gardai, as part of the Garda Schools Programme, the “Respectful Online Communication” talks are pitched at 5th class students. They cover a range of topics including cyberbullying and general online safety and security. To access one of these talks, contact your local garda station or the Garda Schools Programme at 01 6663891.

The service provides an anonymous facility for the public to report suspected illegal content encountered on the internet.

1890 610 710

LGBT Helpline

The LGBT Helpline provides a listening support and information service for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people as well as their family and friends.

Tel. 1890 929 539

PDST Child Protection Support for Schools

The PDST provide training for Designated Liaison Personnel in schools annually, as well as in-school support. To apply for in-school support, to access support materials in relation to school planning for Child Protection, to download the revised Stay Safe and Walk Tall Programmes or to book a place on Child Protection training, visit

PDST Anti Bullying Support Material

This PDST anti-bullying support material is intended to be used by schools to assist them in the implementation of the Department of Education and Skills Anti-Bullying Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary Schools (2013).

Preventing Homophobic and Transphobic Bullying: INTO Publication

Creating a welcoming and positive school climate to prevent homophobic and transphobic bullying.,34727,en.php

One in Four

One in Four supports men and women who have experienced sexual abuse during childhood. The organisation aims to reduce the incidence of sexual abuse by intervening in key areas of the cycle of abuse.

Rape Crisis Network Ireland

Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI) is a specialist information and resource centre on rape and all forms of sexual violence.

Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE)

Teaching resources and materials to support primary school teachers and schools in RSE policy development and in the implementation of RSE within the context of the SPHE curriculum.

Special Education Support Service

The service co-ordinates, develops and delivers a range of professional development initiatives and support structures for school personnel working with students with special educational needs in mainstream primary and post-primary schools, special schools and special classes.

Stay Safe Programme

Bridge House, Cherry Orchard Hospital, Dublin 10.

076 695 5547

TUSLA: Child and Family Agency

The Child and Family Agency has a primary responsibility to promote the safety and well-being of children. The agency should always be informed when a person has reasonable grounds for concern that a child may have been, is being or is at risk of being abused or neglected.

Contact details for Child and Family Agency social workers are available at:

Walk Tall Programme

Classroom resources to support the implementation of the Social, Personal and Health Education (SPHE) curriculum. The focus of the programme is on educating young people about the dangers of the misuse of the more common drugs, in particular alcohol and nicotine. The revised Walk Tall programme broadens the original focus to include other aspects of children’s lives such as personal safety and development towards puberty.


Webwise is the Irish Internet Safety Awareness Centre. It provides teaching resources and advice on internet safety topics, including cyberbullying and social media.