Young Ballymun



Children and families in Ballymun are physically and emotionally healthy and secure and have multiple opportunities to reach their full potential.
Youngballymun collaborates with our partner organisations to deliver better outcomes for children and families to make this vision a reality.


To secure enhanced education, learning and health and wellbeing outcomes for children and young people in Ballymun through the provision of a prevention and early intervention programme spanning the age range from pre-birth to early adulthood. Youngballymun through its work will inform national and international practice and policy.


Goal 1
Frontline Delivery: To engage parents as key agents in supporting the learning and emotional, social, cognitive and physical well-being of their children in Ballymun

Goal 2
Capacity Building.  To build the capacity of service providers, organisations and practitioners to implement parental engagement and evidence-based methods of working in Ballymun and in other areas as relevant

Goal 3
Systems Change:  To contribute to changing systems through involvement in the ABC Programme Nationally and engagement with decision makers in Service Providers and 3rd level institutions regarding the key aspect of prevention and early intervention and parental engagement

Goal 4
To ensure Youngballymun operates to the highest standards of excellence and sustainability


Belief in People: We believe in the unique human potential of each and every person. We strive to create opportunities to develop this potential in all aspects of our work. We place meaningful, trusting relationships at the centre of all that we do. We believe we all have the capacity to learn and change in a way that is empowering and fulfilling. We encourage the active participation of children, young people and their parents in being the agents of their own development and the advancement of Ballymun.

Respect: In all our work, treating children and young people of Ballymun, their parents and the community with respect and dignity is paramount. We appreciate and respect the contributions of all our partners. We value diversity and embrace difference as a means of adding deeper meaning and understanding to what we do.

Transparency & Openness: We are inclusive, approachable and welcoming of all who wish to participate in Youngballymun. Our practice and procedures are transparent. We are honest about the achievements, challenges, and lessons learned from our work and are happy to actively share these with others.

Commitment: We are committed to delivering high quality health, learning and  wellbeing outcomes for children in Ballymun. We are accountable for our work. We regularly monitor, question and evaluate what we do in order to refine our methods. We strive at all times to work to the highest standards. We believe in collaborative working and are committed to making this happen in all the partnerships we find ourselves in.

Creativity: We believe in the power of creativity to bring about positive change.  We seek to use creative means to problem solve, celebrate success and promote learning.

Equality and Inclusion: All children and young people are equally important in the eyes of Youngballymun. We recognise that some children and young people experience more complex barriers to full participation in community life. With this in mind, we commit to identify, understand and address barriers that prevent their participation in the work of Youngballymun.