Children and Family Services in Northern Ireland

The earlier children get support, the more likely they are to fulfil their potential. The first five years of a child’s life can make a significant difference in terms of their overall life chances.

This is when key foundations are laid for future health, well-being, relationships, educational attainment and employment.

We provide a range of support services to families and their children with a learning disability, developmental delay and/or autism. 

Our programmes include Early Intervention Support for 2 – 3 year olds within Mencap Children’s Centre and a range of family support interventions.  


Creating Brighter Futures

Creating Brighter Futures

Mencap NI launched a new family support programme highlighting why early intervention is important for young children with a learning disability and their families and what Mencap NI is doing to improve their outcomes.  

Read the Creating Brighter Futures briefing paper on early intervention