The ISPCC has invited parents and carers to seek advice on how to help their children following the Creeslough tragedy.
The national charity Support Line service is available between 9am and 1pm, Monday to Friday. Call 01 522 4300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any parent or carer who is seeking information on how to support the children they care for at this difficult time is invited to engage with the services available.
A spokesperson said: “It may be difficult to know how to help children and young people make sense of this tragedy. For parents and carers, it can be hard to judge the best way to approach discussing such a shocking event and the sorrow surrounding it. We are here to assist parents/carers and children and young people in the days, weeks and months ahead.
The ISPCC also provides the Childline suite of services and supports.
“It is very difficult for children and young people to process the scale of the tragedy at Cresslough. They will be saddened and shocked by the unimaginable loss and events of the past number of days,” the spokesperson said.
The Childline service is available whenever they want to talk. It is Ireland’s only active listening service for all children and young people. Any child or young person can contact Childline’s 24-hour support line by chatting online at Childline.ie, texting 50101 or calling 1800 66 66 66.