Our communities are places where children experience happy, healthy and thriving childhoods that last a lifetime, and no child is left behind.
To work in partnership with everyone important in children’s lives, sharing knowledge, skills and resources, empowering families and enabling children through their relationships and in their communities to be nurtured, fulfilled, achieving and learning.
Incorporating the Young Knocknaheeny Area Based Childhood Programme, the main objective of Let’s Grow Together! Infant & Childhood Partnerships CLG is to govern, support and develop area-based prevention and early intervention programming and approaches that support early childhood development, relationships, and environments; to set the foundations for infant and child development, learning, wellbeing, quality of life and outcomes; and by doing so mitigate the intergenerational impact of child poverty.
The subsidiary objectives are:
- Respectfully enhancing skills and early childhood development knowledge, of all parents, practitioners, and services.
- Strengthening and supporting all relationships and environments that are important to every child’s early development.
- Embedding systems and community change to support early childhood development.
- Undertaking participatory learning and evaluation, documenting and policy development.
This work is underpinned by an innovative Infant Mental Health Framework and draws on best international evidence and practice.
The core work of Let’s Grow Together! Infant & Childhood Partnerships CLG is funded by the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth and is part of the Area Based Childhood Programme within the TUSLA Child & Family Agency.
It is a member of The Children’s Rights Alliance, Prevention and Early Intervention Network and team members are members of Irish Association of Infant Mental Health
Area Based Prevention and Early Intervention Approach
The activities of Let’s Grow Together! is a community based, prevention and early intervention model which is multi-layered and multisectoral: evidence informed direct service provision (programmes and interventions) within communities with families and in partnership with other services; evidence informed capacity building, supportive (training, education, mentoring, coaching) approach with interagency partnerships and childhood services; Evidence informed processes of promotion and awareness at community, local and regional level; and national Area Based Programme Level and policy in partnership with other 11 sites.