About Us

In 2001-2002 YPAR held meetings with the National Children’s Office and all major statutory organisations including the Health Service Executive (HSE) with a remit for young people at risk.

In 2003 it was agreed that YPAR would be brought under the auspices of the Local Child Protection Committee of the Health Service Executive, which is an instrument of Children First, the National Guidelines on Child Protection and Welfare.

YPAR Stakeholders

YPAR includes a wide range of community, voluntary and statutory stakeholders as listed below.

Community and Voluntary sector:

  • ICON – network of 65 local community groups and youth services
  • Local young people
  • Neighbourhood Youth Projects
  • Wexford Centre Project
  • LourdesYouth and Community Service
  • St Vincent de Paul
  • Irish Youth Foundation

Statutory organisations:

  • Tusla Child and Family Agency
  • City of Dublin Youth Service Board
  • Irish Youth Justice Service
  • Dublin City Council (Local Government Authority)
  • An Garda Siochana (Police)


Creating a place of hope, where young people’s dreams are realised


To promote and develop a principled and integrated approach to working with young people that serves their needs and realises their dreams


    To establish an integrated, interagency structure for children and youth at risk
    To improve the quality and delivery of services for children and youth at risk
    To establish appropriate mechanisms to co-ordinate and integrate services for children and youth at risk
    To support young people at risk in accessing services, education, training and employment
    To ensure anti-discriminatory and accessible policies and practices in services for young people at risk
    To support children and youth at risk to develop the skills and capacities needed to become active members of the community
    To ensure the voices and views of young people at risk are heard