Rape Crisis Network Ireland
Rape Crisis North East is an active member of Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI). RCNI is a specialist information and resource centre on rape and all forms of sexual violence with a proven capacity in strategic leadership. The RCNI role includes the development and coordination of national projects including expert data collection, supporting Rape Crisis Centres to reach best practice standards, and influencing national policy and social change. They are the representative umbrella body for member Rape Crisis Centres. All Rape Crisis Centres provide free advice, one – to – one counselling and support and helpline counselling support for survivors of sexual abuse in Ireland.
On the 1st January 2014 the Child and Family Agency became an independent legal entity, comprising HSE Children and Family Services, the Family Support Agency and 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 health community where children can flourish. Partnership and co-operation in the delivery seamless services to children and families are also central to the Act.