Links for Parents

Children’s Database ⇒ Created to provide access to research and information on children for policy-makers, Government departments, academics, voluntary organisations and the general public.

Citizens Information ⇒ This site provides information on public services and entitlements in Ireland.

Department of Children and Youth Affairs ⇒ The Department of Children and Youth Affairs focuses on harmonising policy issues that affect children in areas such as early childhood care and education, youth justice, child welfare and protection, children and young people’s participation, research on children and young people, youth work and cross-cutting initiatives for children.

Department of Education and Skills ⇒ The Department of Education and Skills is a department of the Irish state with responsibility for education and training. The mission of the Department is to facilitate individuals through learning, to achieve their full potential and contribute to Ireland’s social, cultural and economic development.

Educate Together – About Learn Together ⇒ The Learn Together ethical education curriculum is taught in place of religious instruction in Educate Together schools.

Educate Together ⇒ Educate Together is the patron body of the growing network of schools in Ireland that are run according to the Educate Together Charter.

English-Irish Dictionary ⇒ The dictionary is available free of charge, and has been adapted to work both on desktop computers and on mobile devices.

Fingal County Council – Libraries ⇒ Online access to library services from Fingal County Council.

Fingal County Council ⇒ Fingal County Council is a Local Authority north of Dublin, with offices at Swords and Blanchardstown.

Government Departments ⇒ List of Government departments.

Government Services ⇒ List of Government services.

Government Websites ⇒ List of Government websites.

Irish Language Synthesiser ⇒ Turns written text into speech. ⇒ IXL is an immersive learning experience that provides comprehensive, curriculum-aligned maths and English content for jr. infants to sixth year.

Make It Secure ⇒ Tips on using information technology safely.

National Council for Curriculum and Assessment ⇒ The role of the NCCA is to lead developments in curriculum and assessment and to support the implementation of changes resulting from this work.

National Council for Special Education ⇒ The National Council for Special Education (NCSE) was set up to improve the delivery of education services to persons with special educational needs arising from disabilities with particular emphasis on children.

National Parents Council Primary ⇒ National Parents Council Primary (NPC) was set up in 1985, under the programme for Government, as the representative organisation for parents of children attending primary school.

National Youth Council of Ireland ⇒ NYCI represents and supports the interests of voluntary youth organisations and uses its collective experience to act on issues that impact on young people.

Ombudsman for Children’s Office ⇒ The Ombudsman for Children’s Office (OCO) exists to make sure that the government and other people who make decisions about young people really think about what is best for young people.

School Days ⇒ Provides information and support to parents & teachers throughout the school years, from pre-school through to the primary and secondary years.

Scoilnet ⇒ Scoilnet is the Department of Education and Skills (DES) official portal for Irish education.

Special Education Support Service ⇒ The role of the Special Education Support Service (SESS) is to enhance the quality of learning and teaching in relation to special educational provision.

Storylineonline ⇒ Storylineonline records well-known actors reading children’s books and makes graphically dynamic videos so that children around the world can be read to with just the click of a button.