Safe Children, Stronger Families, Healthy Communities

Child and Family Services

Find out more about our Child and Family Services and the Lime Tree Project


Early Years Services

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Careers with Childhood Matters



Limetree Access Service

“Initially I was terrified and angry at having to attend Bessborough as I was only allowed to see my son for an hour at a time. I felt as time went on I understood better why the situation was the way it was, on each emotional visit I found the Lime Tree worker to be very empathetic and non-judgmental to my situation, I received the help I needed and my son is now back living with me”

Anna, Parent
Limetree Family Support

“I was open to Lime Tree working with me and my family. The way that they spoke to me and my son helped a lot, I now have a better relationship with my son and the rest of my family and the house is a lot calmer”.

Jack, Parent
Bessborough Early Years Services

“A fantastic environment for children with a great emphasis on outdoor play. The teachers are wonderful and the children’s needs are always put first. It has been an extremely positive experience since we first started using the crèche in January 2013!”

Daniel and Ciara, Parents

Childhood Matters’ strategy for 2020-2024 will build on our service growth and strengths since 2016 to see continued high quality service provision, incorporating current research and thinking on infant mental health, early intervention and the impact of trauma and childhood adversity across the lifespan. We aim to do this through our continued emphasis on relational and trauma informed working styles to facilitate optimum learning and development environments.

It is our aspiration to become a national leaders in the promotion of infant mental health and our need to understand and appreciate the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences on children’s lives, and society, through increasing public awareness, empirical research and contribution toward policy development. It is our strongly held belief that by supporting safe and healthy childhood, society will see stronger families and healthy communities.

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