Le Chéile (pronounced Le Kay-La) was established in 2005 to provide a Mentoring service to children and young people aged 12-18 years engaged in Young Persons Probation. It was set up to meet the needs of the Mentor (Family support) Order under the requirements of the Children Act 2001.
Le Chéile has since expanded to encompass a Parent Mentoring service for parents of young people who are involved with YPP. Le Chéile also supports families by funding and running the Strengthening Families Programme on behalf of the Probation Service.
Le Chéile is a child-centred, non-judgemental service which recruits and trains volunteers from local communities to work with young people and families.
Le Chéile is Irish for “together” – we believe people can achieve more when they work together.
Le Chéile is funded by Irish Youth Justice Services through the Probation Service, as part of Ireland’s European Structural and Investment Funds Programmes 2014-2020, which is co-funded by the Irish Government and the European Union.
Registered Charity No. CHY 17621 Company No. 424299