Leanbh was set up in 1997 to address child begging in Dublin. Leanbh is a 24/7 service for children, young people and parents who are begging or at risk of begging on the streets.
What does Leanbh do?
Who does Leanbh work with?
- Children and young people from the wider Roma and Travelling Community
- Children from new communities seeking asylum in Ireland
- Children who are experiencing social, emotional or behavioural difficulties associated with such transitions
- The service works in partnership with the statutory and other services
Leanbh Day Centre
The Leanbh day centre has been set up to provide the best possible service for the children and parents Leanbh is working with. The main focus of this facility will be to provide support to children the parents who are involved in begging.
If you would like to seek support from Leanbh please contact 01 234 2009 for further information.
Referrals can be made by parents, teachers, professionals, accommodation centres and children themselves.