Big Brother Big Sister Programme

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Address:
The CRIB, Rockwood Parade, Sligo, Ireland
General Details
Service / Organisation: Foroige
0868516087
Description:

Big Brothers Big Sisters is an internationally recognised Youth Mentoring Programme that forms supportive friendships between young people aged  10 to 18 years and an adult volunteer. Together the volunteer and young person decide on the type of activities that they want to do.  Activities include: - Going for coffee, playing sport, arts and crafts, going to the cinema etc.  The young people benefit from developing a friendship with a caring adult outside of the family.  

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
Where service is provided
Where service is provided:
  • Service provided at various locations throughout the area covered
Cost of service to user
Cost of service to user:
  • Free

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-18s need parental permission
  • 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.)

10-18 years

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