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Government support with childcare costs during the Covid 19 pandemic

Covid 19 Childcare Update 6 November 2020

Latest DoH COVID19 Guidance for Childcare Providers & Parents of Children in Childcare

Update Childcare (COVID 19) - 16th October 2020

Education Minister announces £300 increase in award to childminders


Worried about the welfare of a child?

If you are worried about the welfare of a child or young person not already known to social services, please contact your gateway team in your local Health and Social Care Trust.

Are YOU worried or in despair?

Please call lifeline. Lifeline is the Northern Ireland crisis response helpline service for people who are experiencing distress or despair.

Child sexual exploitation in N Ireland

If you're concerned about child sexual exploitation or want more information, you can contact a 24-hour helpline to get confidential advice and support:

Telephone number: 0800 389 1701

Visit NIDirect for more: Child sexual exploitation – protecting children and young people

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