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Welcome to the Teen Parents Support Programme
                                   Are you under 20 years of age?

                                   Are you expecting a baby?

                                   Do you already have a child?

The Teen Parents Support Programme -TPSP for short- is a support service for young mothers, young fathers and their families from pregnancy until the baby is 2 years of age.

We offer support, information and advocacy in all areas of a young parent's life including health, relationships, parenting, child care, social welfare entitlements, education, training and anything else about which the mother or father is concerned.

This support can be tailored and delivered in a way that best suits the individual needs of each young parent. For more information on the type of supports that are available please go to our Support page.

Currently there are 11 TPSPs throughout Ireland. To find out if there is a TPSP in your area go to Where to find a TPSP.


TPSP Summary of Work 2014

Download TPSP SUMMARY OF WORK 2014.PDF (1,367 Kb, 14 Jan 2016)

Pre-Budget Submission 2016
Download TREOIR TPSP PRE-BUDGET SUBMISSION 2016.DOCX (178 Kb, 17 Sept 2015)

The TPSP Toolkit:Free One-day Workshops

Through our experience of working with teenage parents, TPSP staff have built up a range of knowledge and skills which have helped us work effectively with this group of young people. We have now developed a new resource The TPSP Toolkit to support both TPSP staff and other community-based professionals in their work with teenage parents.
TheTPSP is  offering a  free one-day Workshop for professionals who wish to use this resource in their work with pregnant and parenting teens and their families. 

For more information contact:

Margaret Morris, National Co-ordinator, TPSP







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Parents no longer allowed to slap children

Compulsory registration of fathers’ names on birth certificates delayed

Nominating guardians for your children

Support of non-resident fathers is vital to children's development

Life after the Leaving: Having my beautiful son delayed my education. 

The Young Parents Survival Guide
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Download THE YOUNG PARENTS SURVIVAL GUIDE.PDF (1,632 Kb, 11 Mar 2012)

Other Support and Information
Unplanned pregnancy? Talking to a counsellor can help.

Becoming a parent

Parenting alone

Information for unmarried parents

One-parent Family Payment

Find your nearest social welfare office

Single Person Child Carer Tax Credit

Supporting and Promoting Fatherhood

Support for families

Find your nearest Family Resource Centre

A guide to your pregnancy month by month 

Care before your baby is born

Care after your baby is born