Welcome to SupportMe

This website is designed for people who wish to find information on all the various support services that are available to them in the West of Ireland.

Twenty different categories are listed in order to make looking for information a bit easier and you can also search by keyword or put in your local town.


Services by Region: Mayo Services by Region: Galway Services by Region: Roscommon

1. Tusla Social Work Service - Oughterard
Address: Contact Details:
Oughterard Social Work Department
Health Centre
Co. Galway
Telephone: 091 552200

The Child and Family Agency was established on the 1st January 2014 and is now the dedicated State agency responsible for improving wellbeing and outcomes for children. It represents the most comprehensive reform of child protection, early intervention and family support services ever undertaken in Ireland.

Under the Child and Family Act, 2013 the Child and Family Agency is charged with:

  • supporting and promoting the development, welfare and protection of children, and the effective functioning of families;
  • offering care and protection for children in circumstances where their parents have not been able to, or are unlikely to, provide the care that a child needs. In order to discharge these responsibilities, the Agency is required to maintain and develop the services needed in order to deliver these supports to children and families, and provide certain services for the psychological welfare of children and their families;
  • responsibility for ensuring that every child in the State attends school or otherwise receives an education, and for providing education welfare services to support and monitor children’s attendance, participation and retention in education;
  • ensuring that the best interests of the child guides all decisions affecting individual children;
  • consulting children and families so that they help to shape the agency’s policies and services;
  • strengthening interagency co-operation to ensure seamless services responsive to needs;
  • undertaking research relating to its functions, and providing information and advice to the Minister regarding those functions; and
  • commissioning services relating to the provision of child and family services


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