Support for Parents / Carers

Domestic Violence and Abuse

Children need

Finding help

  • Keeping safe
    • Contact the Women’s Aid National Freephone Helpline 1800 341 900 or your local domestic abuse support service or refuge. Email: [email protected]

    • Contact Safe Ireland. Find your local helpline.

    • Irish government's Still Here has a list of services available by county.

    • Contact the Gardaí at your local Garda station

    • Contact a social worker at your local HSE health centre. For details of services in your area, contact: HSE Infoline Lo-call 1850 24 1850

    If you are ever in Danger:
    • Call the Guards on 999 or 112
  • Parenting advice
    • Download Barnardos free eBooks for parents to try help understand the ways domestic abuse affects children and gives guidance on how to listen to and support children.

    • Cope Galway Booklet for parents: Parenting after Domestic Violence and Abuse.