Dublin South West | Enable Ireland

Dublin South West

Enable Ireland has provided disability services in Dublin South West for over 20 years. Enable Ireland is the lead agency for two Children’s Disability Network Teams (CDNT’s) in Dublin South West. This means that Enable Ireland is responsible for the running of these two Children’s Disability Network Teams.  The CDNT’s have been set up as part of the National Progressing Disability Services (PDS) Programme.


Enable Ireland,
2nd Floor, Greenhills Retail Park, 
Greenhills Road,
Dublin 24

01 4212400

About Progressing Disability Services

In this region of the HSE (CHO7 - Kildare/West Wicklow, Dublin West, Dublin South City, Dublin South West) four partner agencies have come together to form Children’s Disability Network Teams. These partner agencies are: Enable Ireland, The HSE, the CRC and Stewarts Care. There will be eight Children’s Disability Network Teams providing services to children and families in this region. 

The ‘Progressing Disability Services for Children and Young People’ Programme aims to provide one clear path to services for each child and family with complex needs within their local area.  

These CDNT’s will provide supports and services for children/young people and their families from birth to 18 years with complex disabilities and their families. 

How services are delivered in Children’s Disability Network Teams

Services are delivered through an Interdisciplinary Team. This is a group of different health professionals that work together and in partnership with the child and their family. The child and family are key members of this team. Depending on a child’s need(s), members of the child’s team may include physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, psychology and social work. 
The team will provide supports for the child across a variety of settings including the home, education settings such as pre-school or school, community settings or the CDNT centre. 

The CDNTs operate through a Family Centred Practice model.  This is an approach that focuses on the whole family and not just the child requiring support. It ensures that the family's priorities are considered when settling goals with the family. 

All families that have a child attending the CDNT will have a keyworker. The keyworker will be named contact and act as a link between the family and the team. They will support families with any queries they may have about their service. 

All families attending the CDNT will have an Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP). This is an agreed plan that identifies the child and family’s goals and priorities. The IFSP will also describe supports needed to achieve these goals. The IFSP looks at and documents the child’s strengths and achievements since the last plan was completed. As children grow and develop the goals on their IFSP will change with them.

Enable Ireland led Children’s Disability Network Teams & Catchment area

Children’s Disability Network Team Name and Catchment Area Location and team contact details Children’s Disability Network Team Manager 


Ballyboden/Edmondstown, Knocklyon/Firhouse, Rathfarnham, St. Enda's

Enable Ireland,
2nd Floor, Greenhills Retail Park, 
Greenhills Road,
Dublin 24

Tel: 01 4212400  /  086 2461399 
Email: Ballyboden.admin@enableireland.ie

Lynn Howard

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Ballycullen-Firhouse, Kilnamanagh-Tymon North, Kingswood-Ballymount, Oldbawn-Millbrook Bohernabreena

Enable Ireland,
2nd Floor, Greenhills Retail Park, 
Greenhills Road,
Dublin 24
Tel: 01 4212400 /  086 2461399  
Email: Tymon.admin@enableireland.ie

Geraldine Farren

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Each of the CDNTs have dedicated spaces for meetings and intervention sessions with families and children. 

How do I make a referral to one of these teams?

Children aged from birth to 18 years may be referred for services.

If you have a concern about a child’s development, a ‘Children’s Services Referral Form’ can be completed by parents/legal guardians, health and social care professionals, GPs, education professionals, assessment of need officers or case managers. The completed forms can be sent to their local Children’s Disability Network Team.  It is essential that signed parental consent is recorded on the referral form.

There is a link to a video to help with completing these forms here.

If you are a parent and would like further help with the referral forms, please phone your local team and we will assist you.

Children’s Services Referral Form  (Download PDF Form)

Each referral must be accompanied by an “Additional Information Form” specific to the child’s age category (Birth to 11 months; 12 months to 2 years 11 months; 3 years to 5 years 11 months; 6 years to 11 years 11 months; 12 years to 18 years). This additional information form can only be completed by the child’s parent/carer.

Additional Information Form Birth to 11 months  
Additional Information Form 12 months to 2 years 11 months  
Additional Information Form 3 years to 5 years 11 months  
Additional Information Form 6 years to 11 years 11 months  
Additional Information Form 12 years to 18 years  

These forms allow all CDNTs and disciplines/services to accept and prioritise referrals on a consistent and equitable basis.

Read the HSE’s Children’s Disability Network Team leaflet.

The leaflet is also available in the following languages:

Echipele din reteaua pentru copiii cu dizabilitati: Romanian

Equipes da Rede de Deficiencia Infantil: Brazilian Portuguese

Equipes reseau sur le handicap des enfants: French

Foirne Lionra Michumais Leanai: Gaelige

Lasten Vammaidverkoston Valjokot: Finnish

Siec Zespolow Wsparcia Dziecka z Niepelnosprawnoscia: Polish

Vaiku neigalumo tinkle darbo grupes: Lithuanian

Find out more about Children's Services

Children's Disability Network Team HSE Leaflet

Find out about our Children's Services Team

Supports For Parents New to Enable Ireland

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