Young People at Risk Initiative


During the 1990’s Inner City Organisations Network highlighted the need for more integration between state and voluntary agencies in the areas of dealing with young people at risk.  In 2000 ICON brought together a group comprising members of voluntary, statutory and community organisations that work with young people at risk. The group aimed to promote integrated, high quality, effective and co-ordinated services to children at risk. This was the start of YPAR.

YPAR operates through a range of working groups: 

Working Groups

  1. 1.Meitheal and Practice Working Group
  2. 0-5 Working Group
  3. 5-12 Working Group
  4. 14-24 Hard to Engage YP Working Group
  5. International-YPAR Working Group
  6. Children & Youth Mental Wellbeing Working Group
  7. Homeless Working Group


YPAR (Young People at Risk)
Dublin North Inner City
Ballybough Community Centre
Ballybough Road
Dublin 3


tel: 00-353-1-819 4779