About Us

About Us

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 Jigsaw piece greenUniversal 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.

Board of Directors

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.

Our Qualifications

 

  • Dr. Clinical Psychology
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Psychology
  • M.A. Family Support
  • Bachelor of Arts in Applied Social Studies in Social Care
  • Dip. Family Therapy
  • Sexual Health Training
  • Children’s First
  • Rainbows Facilitation Training
  • Strengthening Families Facilitation Training
  • Drug Awareness Training
  • Certificate in Drugs Counselling Theory and Intervention Skills (UCD)
  • Mentoring Training for Parents and Young People
  • W.H.O. Mental Health Training
  • Certificate in Social and Human Studies (St Patricks College Maynooth)

Our Mission Statement & Ethos

 

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 Vision

“An Ireland where children are respected as young citizens with valued contributions to make, a voice of their own, where all children are cherished and supported by family and the wider society, where they enjoy a fulfilling childhood and realise their potential”

All children and young people should experience a happy fulfilled childhood and develop to their potential.

Services Provided Under The Following:
  • Children First: The National guidelines for the Protection and Welfare of Children (Department of Health and Children)
  • Duty to Care: The principles of good practice for the protection of children and young people (Department of Health and Children)
  • Empowerment Plus Child Protection Policies and Procedures.

Our Services are currently available in the following Counties: Dublin, Meath, Kildare, Wicklow, Louth, Monaghan, Cavan, Galway, Laois, Offaly, Westmeath, Longford, Limerick and Tipperary.