Peter McVerry Trust currently provides Under 18s Residential Services for up to 18 young persons across four locations in the Dublin area.
The Registration & Inspection Service with the Child and Family Agency is a national service with the responsibility to inspect and register non-statutory children’s residential centres. Each service is registered and inspected by Tusla Registration and Inspection Services. The services currently provided are as follows:
These services cater for young people, male and female, from 12 to 18 years of age, and take all referrals directly from Tusla.
Prior to admission, each young person is provided with the opportunity for an induction process to provide a smooth transition into their new living environment, and to facilitate the building of positive relationships with staff and other young people who are already resident. The services offer a highly individualised developmental programme that supports each young person’s progression towards adulthood and endeavours to equip them with the necessary skills needed for positive self-care, independent living, and social integration.
Two of the services have an adjacent semi-independent unit to which young people can progress to on turning 18 so that they do not experience a complete rupture in the relationships developed within the service and yet are challenged to take increasing responsibility for their own development and independence. One of the services is aimed specifically at preparing young people for moving on to independent accommodation. Through continued support by the services and PMVT Housing with Supports Service, former residents are assisted in making the full transition to independent living.