Sligo/Leitrim Home Youth Liaison Service

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Address:
1st Floor, Castlewood Centre, Castle Street, Sligo, Ireland
General Details
Contact position: Manager
Service / Organisation: Sligo/Leitrim Home Youth Liaison Service
071 9144441 / 0719142742
Description of main activities / services for children and families: Home Youth Liaison Officers work in primary and post primary schools in Sligo, North and South Leitrim. The service is now extended to Post Primary schools in Carrick-on-Shannon, Ballinamore and Mohill Community schools, and Drumshambo Vocational School.
Description:

Home Youth Liaison Officers ( HYLO) work in primary and post primary schools in Sligo, North and South Leitrim.  Any young person can be referred to the HYLO for one to one support within the school system. The service also delivers tailored programmes in schools including  Anti Bullying, Healthy Eating, Transfer Programme, Student Council, Mentoring.  

Residential Breaks - Only for young people referred by Tusla. Summer Programmes - Only for young people referred by Tusla. Youth Support Workers - Only take referrals directly from Tusla.

Service Areas
Service Areas:
  • Sligo town and environs
  • Sligo - north
  • Sligo - south, east and west
  • Leitrim - Carrick-on-Shannon and environs
  • Leitrim - south
  • Leitrim - north
The service has now extended to South Leitrim secondary schools namely Carrick On Shannon, Ballinamore and Mohill Community schools, and Drumshambo VS
Where service is provided
Where service is provided:
  • Service provided at above address
  • Service provided at various locations throughout the area covered
Sligo and North and South Leitrim
Cost of service to user
Cost of service to user:
  • Free
How to access the service
How to access the service (referral pathways) :
  • People can self-refer / access the service directly (without the need for a referral)
  • Parents / guardians can refer
  • Through GP
  • Through schools
  • Through Tusla Child and Family Social Workers
  • Through other Tusla services (e.g. Education Welfare Service)
  • Through HSE services
  • Through other statutory services
  • Through other community / voluntary service
Parental permission needed
Do young people need parental permission to use your service? :
  • Under-16s need parental permission
Age-range catered for
Age-range catered for:
  • Primary school age (4-12 years approx.)
  • Post-primary school age (13-18 years approx.)
 
 

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