EMPOWERMENT Plus is a non-profit organisation with registered charity status which works with children, young people and families who are at risk within their home or community.
Charity number CHY 19021. Company Registration Number 461361.
Empowerment Plus was founded by Tom Clogher in 2008. Tom has over thirty years experience working with young people and families at risk. He steered the service from its foundation through to the development of its policies and procedures. Tom also plays a major role in staff training, service delivery and the organisation’s development.
The Empowerment Plus logo was designed by Tom himself. He placed the words Youth, Family and Community in the “circle of support” as he believes that one cannot be empowered without support from the others. For example a young person cannot be supported without help from their family and community. When providing support Tom is a strong believer in empowerment. To Tom, Empowerment Plus is about “Empowering people to effectively respond to their own issues and to help instil a confidence and ability to design their own future.” The “Plus” in Empowerment Plus Stands for People Learning Universal Skills. When young people and families no longer need our care and support we assure that they are equipped with the necessary skills to live a happy life.
At Empowerment Plus we are committed to supporting young people and families who find themselves in high risk situations, and we believe that given the right help, the family is the natural environment for the care and upbringing of children. Parents play a vital role in providing a safe and secure environment in which children’s physical, social, emotional and educational development is nurtured.
Empowerment Plus is guided by a board of directors, each director brings their own professional background into play to support the organisation in protecting young people and families at risk. The professional backgrounds of our board include education, social work, childcare services, human resources and legal. As Directors of Empowerment Plus, members of the board are committed to stand behind and direct the services of the Empowerment Plus Model. All our Directors have a genuine interest and compassion in empowering young people and families at risk.
Currently we have six Case Managers overseeing our support services. They are each deeply compassionate and committed to empowering young people and families at risk. They are all highly trained and educated in the field of family support and child protection. They all bring their extensive training and education into play during the daily management of their cases.
Combined our Case Managers have the qualifications listed.
The Empowerment Plus Model has been designed based on thirty years experience of working with young people and families at risk. We are committed to supporting young people and families who find themselves in high risk situations, and we believe that given the right help, the family is the natural environment for the care and upbringing of children. Parents play a vital role in providing a safe and secure environment in which children’s physical, social, emotional and educational development is nurtured.
Every child and young person deserves the best possible start in life. To be brought up in a safe, happy and secure environment, to be consulted, listened to, heard, be supported as they develop into adulthood and to be given every opportunity to achieve their full potential.
Our Services are currently available in the following Counties: Dublin, Meath, Kildare, Wicklow, Louth, Monaghan, Cavan, Galway, Laois, Offaly, Westmeath, Longford, Limerick and Tipperary.