Support Services

There are many family support services that can help you and your family. Links to some of those services are below. These services can help you with a number of matters, including:

Legal Aid Board

The Legal Aid Board may be able to provide you with legal advice and representation in court. You can find details on how to contact your nearest law centre on their website.


Free Legal Advice Centre (FLAC) is a free confidential service that provides legal advice.

Family Mediation Service - Legal Aid Board

The Legal Aid Board offer a free confidential Family Mediation Service.

The Law Society

The Law Society is the educational, representative and regulatory body of the solicitors' profession in Ireland. They provide guides for the public on a range of legal issues and a list of all practising solicitors in Ireland.

Domestic Violence support

Men's Aid

Men’s Aid Ireland provides a confidential helpline, a support service and information for men and their families experiencing domestic violence.

Men's Development Network

Men's Development Network operates the National Male Advice Line for men experiencing, or who have experienced, domestic violence.

Safe Ireland 

Safe Ireland has up-to-date information and contact details for local domestic violence support services and refuges in Ireland.

Women's Aid 

Women’s Aid provide free and confidential support to women experiencing domestic violence, family and friends, and professionals supporting victims of abuse.

Family and Parenting support


Barnardos works for and with vulnerable children in Ireland. They provide a range of resources to help young people, parents, carers and anyone working with children.

One Family

One Family provides listening support and information for people parenting alone, sharing parenting and those separating.

Rainbows Ireland

Rainbows Ireland supports children with bereavement and parental separation issues.


Treoir is the National Specialist Information Service for unmarried parents and their children.


The Child and Family Agency is now the dedicated State agency responsible for improving wellbeing and outcomes for children.

LGBT supports

Transgender Equality Network Ireland

Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) aims to improve conditions and advance the rights and equality of trans people and their families.

Belong To LGBTQ+ Youth Ireland

Belong To LGBTQ+ Youth Ireland is a national support organisation for LGBTQ+ young people, aged between 14 and 23. It also offers advice to parents and carers.

LGBT Ireland

LGBT Ireland provides support and training across Ireland. In addition to running peer groups and local helplines. Its website offers a range of information for all age groups.

Other support

Citizens Information

The citizens information website provides comprehensive information on public services and on the entitlements of citizens in Ireland.


The Money Advice and Budgeting Service (MABS) is a free and confidential service for people who are having problems with money management and debt.

National Advocacy Service

The National Advocacy Service provides a confidential, free and independent representative advocacy service to adults with disabilities across Ireland.