Waterford Directory of Services - Children & Young People's Services Committee

Waterford Directory of Services

Children & Young People's Services Committee

Educational Supports Services

Ballybeg Community Education Project is a community based young person and family centred After School Education Support Service which works with primary and secondary school students living in Ballybeg. It works with 4th to 6th class primary school students and 1st year to 6th year secondary school students through offering homework assistance, study support, classes with teachers, exam preparation etc.

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Cappoquinn Adult Education Centre (WWETB) offers full and part time courses:                    
Adult Learning (Adult Literacy)
BTEI

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Coiste Cúram Leanaí Phort Láirge / Waterford Childcare Committee works with children, parents, childminders, childcare services, management committees, voluntary management committees, private childcare providers, early years service providers, school age facilities and parent & toddler groups by providing –

    • information
    • support
    • advice
    • guidance
    • training
    • funding opportunities
    • networking

Target ages: 0-18yrs.

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Community Education is informal and non formal education designed to build the capacity of local communities to engage in diverse, dynamic and accessible learning in order to effect change towards a more just and equal society. The community education programme provides tutor hours to community groups to provide flexible learning opportunities for people in their own community.

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Managing community groups and supporting education programmes.
Target ages: Adult groups
Catchment Area: Waterford county

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Provision of services to children and young people in school, after school, out of school and during school holidays to support children who are identified as at risk of early school leaving. Services include:

  • in-school support
  • home work club
  • infant after school services
  • school meal provision
  • traveller support
  • foreign student support etc.

Target age:

  • children (primary school)
  • young people (post primary)
  • young people who are out of school
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Waterford Training Centre offer a variety of training courses delivered in purpose built training centres by our experienced team of staff, who provide the very highest standard of training under the national government Department of Education and Skills brand ‘ETB’, The Education and Training Board. The courses are suitable for people entering the workforce for the first time, early school leavers, people with disabilities, those wishing to change careers and looking to refresh their knowledge or gain new skills.

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HSCL is a statutory education service. It is a core part of DEIS and is based in schools. Its primary focus is educational welfare, with a focus on enabling and empowering families to support their children in education, to ensure improved outcomes with regard to attendance participation and retention.

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The Department of Social Protection has taken over responsibility from FÁS for Community employment services and programmes. It also administers the Intreo Service which is a single point of contact for all employment and income supports. For more information on Department of Social Protection services and supports, contact one of the local offices.

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