What We’ve Been Up To

July 2020

Covid Diaries

Since lockdown was announced in the middle of March, our Young People and Advocates have been finding new and creative ways to connect, engage and achieve their goals. To lessen the disconnect across our organisation we asked our young people to send us in some pictures of what they have been getting up to each

Youth CEO Report Launch

On Wednesday the 19th of February 2020 The YAP Ireland Youth CEO Group launched their report on Homelessness in Ireland. Throughout 2019 the group concentrated their efforts on learning about what it's like to be homeless in Ireland, what services are available and what we can do to help. Many of our young people in

June 2020

YAP Ireland Needs Survey Results

In light of the Covid-19 Pandemic YAP Ireland conducted a survey of the Children, Young People and Families who access our Service. A recent survey conducted by Youth Advocate Programmes Ireland (YAP Ireland) shows that young people and families receiving the YAP Service hope that the new Irish government will ensure that schools

May 2020

Covid 19 Multilingual resources

Covid 19 World Service is a joint initiative of NASC and Together Ireland.  Over 20 doctors, and other healthcare professionals, from around the world, but living and working in Ireland, have voiced the video messages for this new Covid-19 World Service Initiative aimed at providing up-to-date and accurate public health information to migrants living in Ireland. 

February 2020

‘The Strengths and Challenges of the YAP Community-Based Advocate Model’ Research Study

YAP Ireland recently launched a piece of research titled 'The Strengths and Challenges of the Community-Based Advocate Model'. This research was conducted by NUI Galway UNESCO Child and Family Centre. The research is a qualitative study of the opinions and experiences of  young people, families, referrers, Advocates, Board members and staff within the

November 2019

Child Talks 2019

Wednesday November 20th marked #WorldChildrensDay and the 30th Anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. To celebrate this the Ombudsman for Children's Office held #ChildTalks2019 in Dublin Castle on the theme of 'living your best life'.  YAP young person Leanne Scanlon was chosen from a large number of entries to represent young people and the experiences

August 2019

April 2019