Treoir is the national federation of both statutory and voluntary agencies which provide services for unmarried parents and their children.
Treoir is a voluntary organisation supported by Government, Health Board and other grants.
The four core pronciples of Treoir are:
Treoir recognises the diversity of family life in Ireland
Treoir recognises that all families, including unmarried families, have the same rights to respect, care, support, protection and recognition
Treoir supports and promotes the rights of all children as outlined in the United Nations Convention on The Rights of the Child.
Treoir believes that all children have a right to know, be loved and cared for by both parents.
Aims and Objectives
To promote the welfare of and improve the standards of care for unmarried parents and their children.
To continue to provide and promote a professional,
accessible, up-to-date information service to parents and
those involved with them, in order to empower parents to
access their rights and entitlements
To bring an awareness of issues affecting unmarried
parents and their children to the general public
To continue lobbying for change in the laws and services
to promote the rights and welfare of unmarried parents and
To become leaders in the areas of promoting co-parenting
To establish a national resource
centre for workers with young parents
To maintain an involvement in the Longitudinal Study
of Children in Ireland
To develop the membership of Treoir
To establish Treoir more firmly both financially
Resources for Young Parents
National Information Centre for Unmarried Parents,