TUSLA Family Support

Along with their  partners, they are working to ensure that families can access the supports they need within their own communities. There are 117 Child and Family Support Networks across Ireland, and these networks are made up of a variety of agencies and local voluntary and community services.

Tusla and our local partners are there to support you and your family through problems you may be facing. Reach out to your local Child and Family Support Network Coordinator and we will help you get the support you need.

Tusla Family Support


Meitheal is a National Practice Model developed by Tusla which ensures that the needs and strengths of children and their families are effectively identified and understood and responded to in a timely way so that children and families get the help and support needed to improve children’s outcomes and realise their rights.

Children and families are most likely to do well if they are provided with appropriate support in a timely fashion that is coordinated, and there is good communication and partnership working between professionals. Supporting families and keeping children safe is everyone’s business. Families should experience services as easily accessible and integrated at the front line in their own communities. Meitheal is an early intervention, multi-agency (when necessary) response tailored to the needs of an individual child or young person.

The Child and Family Support Network coordinator for the Carlow area is:

Sandra Collins, (059) 9129500

More information can be found at: Tusla Meitheal