Teen Parent Support Programme


Doras Bui Teen Parent Support Programme


The Teen Parent Support Programme is part of the National Teen Parent Support Programme (TPSP).

As part of National Teen Parent Support Programme (TPSP) supports pregnant or parenting teenagers, their families, young fathers and grandparents through the provision of targeted support services and guidance on topics such as: – Pregnancy and how to be a parent – Childcare – Money/Budgeting/Finance – Social welfare – Family concerns.

Doras Buí continues to use the Tusla Commissioning strategy 2019 – 2023 and toolkit, as a guideline for best practice. As documented in Better Outcomes, Brighter futures (2014).

The aim of this service is to support pregnant or parenting teenagers and their families through the provision of targeted support services. 

Doras Buí continues to “provide… both universal and targeted evidence-informed… parenting supports…. to strengthen families” (Tusla, 2019; p.2).

We also liaise with other agencies, therefore creating a multi-disciplinary approach to service users across the North Dublin area. We work with Northside partnership, Preparing for life, Kilmore west youth project, Discovery centre, the Salvation Army, New Communities Partnership, The Donaghies, and Mercy College, to name a few to ensure the TPSP meets the need of young parents and their children. 

The TPSP provides the following support and guidance:


  • pregnancy

  • Being a mum or dad

  • family concerns

  • relationships

  • school or college

  • employment or training options

  • financial support to stay in school

  • Money and social welfare – budgeting

  • sourcing accommodation – housing

  • childcare supports

  • advocating on behalf of young parents

  • services in the area

  • grandparents support

  • someone to talk to


How does the TPSP work?

A project worker will meet with the pregnant or parenting teen at a location of their choice and explain the services that the TPSP provides. The project worker will provide information and support according to the individual needs of the pregnant or parenting teen.

The TPSP takes referrals from schools, GPs, health service professionals, social workers, families, and young people. We support young parents who are pregnant/parenting up to the age of 22 years of age.  The TPSP covers the catchment area of Dublin North County Dublin Area. 


For more information contact: Sarah McEntee on 01-8484811 or 086 786 0163

Email: sarah@dorasbui.ie

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