CARI Helpline: 0818 924567
The CARI Helpline is the first point of contact and support for any person or professional who has concerns about or is affected by child sexual abuse or sexualised behaviour.
The Helpline is open from: Monday – Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm
The Helpline is a specialised National service.
Categories of Callers
The Helpline manly receives calls from:
• Parents in need of support, advice, and an opportunity to offload their worries and fears.
• Professionals seeking practical advice about what they should do and the appropriate course of action.
• Adult survivors of child sexual abuse seeking help and support in disclosing and reaching the relevant service.
• The General Public can call CARI with any concern about child sexual abuse and will be assisted and guided through the process of child protection.
CARI Helpline offers a confidential listening service however if we are provided with any identifying information pertaining to a child in danger or an alleged perpetrator we are required to notify the relevant authorities.
This policy is in line with Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children. For further information please visit www.dcya.ie.