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Welcome to the Breaking Through Website
Breaking Through Ltd, a national organisation was established in 2000.We are a registered charity CHY No : 13601.
We are also registered with the Charity Regulatory Authority Reg No: 20042844
We are governed by a voluntary board of management with two staff members.
The main focus of our work is to develop and coordinate the Irish Aftercare Network. This we do by supporting people working with young people leaving the care system. Aftercare is a term used to describe the planning and support put in place to meet the needs of a young person who is leaving statutory care at age 18 years. Currently there are 6500 young people in care in Ireland who in the next number of years will be care leavers. Care leavers are some of the most vulnerable young people in Ireland today and the professionals who work with them on the frontline benefit hugely from their affiliation with Breaking Through as a national representative body that facilitates a peer support network, highlights issues of concern and campaigns for improved service provision .
We currently receive CORE funding to support staff and office overheads through Dept Environment, Community & Local Government.
Breaking Through also co-ordinates and manages Suicide Intervention Skills Training such as Safetalk (Suicide Alertness for Everyone) and ASIST ( Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) on behalf of HSE in Kildare/ West Wicklow, Dublin West , Dublin South City and Dublin South West areas.
We confirm that our organisation complies with The Governance Code for the Community, Voluntary and Charitable Sector in Ireland