The CRC was established in 1951 as a result of the inspiration and inventiveness of 2 remarkable women, Lady Valerie Goulding and Kathleen O’Rourke. The CRC has grown from strength to strength and today provides services for over 4000 children and adults across 11 different sites in Ireland.
Change is inevitable and we have been facing change for many years but none more acutely than in the last 12 months.
CRC are focused on providing services closer to where our clients live by providing outreach services where possible, in line with Slaintecare, PDS and New Directions.
Our Childrens Services have reconfigured into network teams and are based in Balbriggan, Swords, Clontarf, Clondalkin and Waterford. We are working hard and doing our utmost to support the children and families on our active and open lists and to work through the children on the waitlists. This is proving difficult with a large number of vacancies across our teams. We are working closely with the HSE and trying every approach possible to recruit for the teams. We do apologise sincerely for the delays in seeing your children.
Our Specialist Services strive to continue in their pursuit of excellence through continuing education and research and we work closely with many different agencies across the health, social, voluntary and charity sector to this end.
Our Adult Services are passionate about inclusion, advocacy and rights and have an exceptional track record in training and education and support for adults of all ages.
We have two excellent schools in Clontarf and Clondalkin that we are very proud of and have incredible parental support. Both schools provide preschool, primary and post primary education. They are supported by two wonderful Nursing Departments.
Finally, I would like to mention our incredible support services, Communications, IT, Finance, HR, Fundraising, Quality Risk and Safety, Medical Office, Administration, Capital Projects and Facilities, Transport and Catering who all provide phenomenal support to our frontline services, we’d be lost without them!