End Child Poverty Slide

Budget 2016

Current policies and new reform measures where one-parent families are being moved from the One-Parent Family Payment to Job Seekers payments are not working. Government must listen and act. Read our Pre-Budget 2016 Submission below.

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Child Poverty

The current reform of the One Parent Family Payment (OFP) is failing our families. This means that Ireland’s most vulnerable parents and children will experience even greater poverty. Find out why and what our solutions are.

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Professionals

Booking now for September, you can invest in your professional development this Autumn with our acclaimed Positive Parenting for Changing Families and Family Communications training courses.  These accredited programmes are designed for people who work with children, teenagers, parents and families. Call Paula on 01 662 9212 to find out more.

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Parents

Registration is ongoing for our 2015 parenting courses in Dublin 2 and online. Also Welfare to Work and Education programmes including New Futures and Options are enrolling. These programmes for people who parent alone or share parenting offer a range of wrap-around supports including mentoring and free childcare in our crèche.  Call 01 662 9212 or click below to find out more.

 

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Parenting | 10 Ways to Settle Back into the School Routine

Parenting | 10 Ways to Settle Back into the School Routine

Settling back into the school routine can be very challenging. When you are parenting school age children, the best way to make a plan is to do it together with your children. Whether is it September or another time of the year, here are some tips to support you. Call a family meeting. If you have not tried this before try not be skeptical as it can be very effective. By bringing the whole family together you are making a statement - This is our family and our issue to resolve together, which is a really good principle to parent by.[...]
Parenting | 10 Ways to Prepare Your Child for Preschool

Parenting | 10 Ways to Prepare Your Child for Preschool

As summer winds down, we are thinking about school again. For parents with young children, this means looking into preschools for your children. Sending your child to preschool for the first time is a big step in both your and your child's life, and it is important to make sure both of you are prepared to take that step. There are many ways to see if your child is ready for preschool, and in this week's edition of our '10 Ways to' parenting tips series, we look at ways to prepare your child for preschool. Sit back and look at how much[...]
Training | Our Autumn Programmes Are Booking Now

Training | Our Autumn Programmes Are Booking Now

One Family has a packed schedule of programmes and training courses starting in September, with offerings for parents and for professionals. All are now open for booking. If you would like more information on any of these programmes, call us on 01 662 9212 or click on the links below. Parents Certificate in Marketing with Social Media Skills One Family, in association with Institute of Technology Carlow, will deliver this free Springboard+ programme for parents who want to take the next steps into the new economy. Starts: 21 September 2015 | At: One Family, Dublin 2 | One academic year, two mornings per week, 10am-1pm | Limited childcare places[...]
Vacancy | Communications & Marketing Officer: Part-time

Vacancy | Communications & Marketing Officer: Part-time

An exciting new role has arisen in our Communications Service for a Communications & Marketing Officer: Part-time. Working to the Director of Communications, the purpose of this part-time role is to assist with development, consolidation and focus of the communication and marketing requirements of One Family around new technologies, whilst also engaging with traditional communications; and with production of all One Family events, including our annual Family Day Festival. One Family requires a Communications & Marketing Officer who will utilise their broad communications background and marketing experience in order to positively communicate and market One Family’s mission and services. The closing date[...]
Parenting | 10 Ways to Do Your Best When Sharing Parenting

Parenting | 10 Ways to Do Your Best When Sharing Parenting

How do you know what is best for your child when you are sharing parenting? One Family supports children to have contact with both of their parents if it is safe for them to do so. We know it can be very challenging but often for children it can benefit them greatly to know they have two parents who can and want to care for them. What age children stay over with the contact parent from raises great debate for the families we work with. The best way to judge this is to look at the relationship your child has with their[...]

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Family Day

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