About Us

Le Chéile Mentoring (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 is a child-centred service which recruits and trains volunteers from local communities to work with young people and families.

We have since expanded to work with young people aged 12-21 years and up to 23 years if suitable. We also now encompass a Parent Mentoring service for parents of young people who are involved with YPP. We also support families by funding the Strengthening Families Programme on behalf of the Probation Service.

Le Chéile has a Restorative Justice project in Limerick, funded by the Limerick Regeneration Project, now under Limerick and City Council and Young Person’s Probation.

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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. 20066000  Company No. 424299  CHY No. CHY 17621 

The Board of Le Chéile Mentoring subscribes to and is compliant with the Charities Regulator’s Charities Governance code.