Our Partners


The HSE provides all of Ireland's public health services in hospitals and communities across the country.

It is a large organisation of more than 100,000 people, which runs all of the public health services in Ireland and manages services through a structure designed to put patients and clients at the centre of the organisation.

The HSE provides help, support and information for those affected by domestic or sexual violence.



Cosc is the National Office for the Prevention of Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence. Cosc is an Irish word and means ‘to stop’ or ‘to prevent’. Following a Government decision, Cosc was established in June 2007 with the key responsibility to ensure the delivery of a well co-ordinated ‘whole-of-Government’ response to domestic, sexual and gender-based violence. The work of Cosc covers issues relating to domestic and sexual violence against women and men, including older people in the community.

The office is an executive office of the Department of Justice and Equality. It is situated within the Department, but has been given a remit to address domestic, sexual and gender-based violence from a cross-government perspective rather than solely from that of the justice sector. 

Cosc’s role covers co-ordination across the justice, health, housing, education, family support and community sectors. This work includes close interaction with non-governmental organisations (NGOs).


Tulsa - Child & Family Agency

On January 1st 2014, the Child and Family agency became an independent legal entity, comprising HSE Children & Family Services, Family Support Agencyand the National Educational Welfare Board as well as incorporating some psychological services and a range of services responding to domestic, sexual and gender-based violence.

The Child and Family Agency 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.

The Agency operates under the Child and Family Agency Act 2013, a progressive piece of legislation with children at its heart, and families viewed as the foundation of a strong healthy community where children can flourish. Partnership and co-operation in the delivery of seamless services to children and families are also central to the Act.