The National Counselling Service for adults who have experienced child abuse.
|dc.contributor.author||The National Counselling Service|
|dc.identifier.citation||The National Counselling Service. 2001. The National Counselling Service for adults who have experienced child abuse. Dublin: Health Boards Executive (HeBE)||en|
|dc.description||Welcome to the first report on the National Counselling Service (NCS) for adults who have experienced childhood abuse. This report outlines the development of the service and the range of activities it has undertaken. It also has activity figures for the first year, covering the period from its establishment in September 2000 to September 2001. The National Counselling Service was established in response to the recognition that a large number of adults had been abused as children while in care in institutions in Ireland and following the public apology by An Taoiseach Bertie Ahern T.D. in May 1999, and the announcement of measures to address the needs of those who have been abused as children in institutions. One of the Government's primary concerns in developing a counselling service for survivors of abuse to establish a dedicated professional service in all regions of the Country and to ensure coordination and equity in the provision of such services across the regions. The Government's decision to assist victims of abuse by provision of a national counselling service presented a unique opportunity to develop a broad based counselling service for adults with a wide range of current needs and problems. The importance of working together across Health Boards was essential to ensure a coherent response to what is a national issue for providing appropriate and quality services to those who have experienced abuse in childhood.||en|
|dc.publisher||Health Boards Executive (HeBE)||en|
|dc.title||The National Counselling Service for adults who have experienced child abuse.||en|