Hands Up for Children

To show our support of the Prevention and Early Intervention Services’ Hands Up for Children campaign, we organised an awareness event to highlight the need for increased State funding and a more targeted programme for early intervention.

Our event took place in Cork in November 2015 and included a keynote speech by Fergus Finlay (former CEO, Barnardos). There were presentations by Marian Quinn (Chair, Prevention and Early Intervention Network), Katherine Harford (Manager, Young Knocknaheeny Area Based Childhood Programme) and Catherine Maguire (Infant Mental Health Specialist, HSE).

We firmly believe – and research shows – that with access to early intervention and a person-centred approach in practice, individuals can be supported to build their relational capability and resilience and so strengthen the wellbeing of all the family.

Over 100 people attended our event in Cork to show their support.