The CARI Foundation is a registered charity founded in 1989. Our primary aim is to provide a professional, child centred therapy and counselling service to children, families, and groups who have been affected by child sexual abuse.

Alongside this we aim to provide the most up to date education and information service for children, adults and professionals on the dynamics of child sexual abuse, and, moreover, to raise public and political awareness of these issues.

As a non-governmental organisation we operate on a not-for-profit basis ensuring that our services are accessible, regardless of a client's means or situation.

  • Providing a supportive environment to enable children and their families to disclose sexual abuse where it has occurred
  • Help in coping with the reporting of disclosed abuse and the consequent investigation and child protection processes
  • Post assessment tailored and adaptive therapy for children affected by abuse
  • Support and counselling for non abusing family members who will play a primary role in the recovery of the child
  • Outreach, community based therapy
  • Specialist advice and education for children, young people adults and professionals who may come into contact with child abuse at some time in their work or lives
  • Information and advice for concerned members of the public whose vigilance and awareness are the catalyst to action in child protection, and upon whose support CARI relies. Child protection is everybody's business.

Address: National Office & Dublin Centre,
  110 Lower Drumcondra Road,
  Dublin 9.
Helpline: 1890 924 567
Tel: 01 - 8308529
Fax: 01 - 8306309
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