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Family Support Service

Supporting parents and young people in County Clare

Clarecare has a long history of providing family support services which are funded by Tusla.
The following services are provided:

  • Parents Support Line and other resources for parents
  • Group-based parenting programmes
  • Support for children and adolescents
  • Individual support for parents
  • Advocacy service for parents of children in care


Group-based Parenting Programmes

These programmes focus on helping parents to gain understanding of children’s needs and to develop ways to respond to these needs and behaviours. Parents also benefit from peer support and learning together. The programme delivery varies from 8-12 weeks and groups...

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Individual Support for Parents

This service offers individual parenting support to parents referred by Tusla Child & Family Agency. Support takes place in the home and office settings....

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Advocacy Service for Parents of Children in Care

The Clarecare Advocacy Service provides support for parents whose children are in the care of the Child and Family Agency, Tusla (foster care or residential care) in Co. Clare. The service aims to support parents to be actively and positively involved in their...

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For further information on the referral criteria and how to refer to the Clarecare Family Support Service tel 0656894200 or email fssreferrals@clarecare.ie.


Clarecare family support services are delivered throughout County Clare in a variety of settings including Clarecare’s child/youth friendly spaces and/or in the child’s school or community, and in family homes. For more information on the Clarecare offices see map below.


“A great service, fantastic staff, always at hand with any guidance needed. It made such a difference to my family life. We have new coping skills.”

(Parent who availed of the individual parenting support)

“I feel I got space to talk about my feelings.”
“I felt I could talk about anything and not be judged.”

(Adolescents who attended the service for individual support)

“I now recognize that there are times when we all need help, and knowing this has lifted a burden for me.”

(Parent who received support for themselves and their child)

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