This first planning meeting was held in September with the first phase of sponsored professionals .

PPSN had lots of interest in the Sunbeam Trust sponsorship and received a significant number of applications, even from services beyond Wicklow. There is a clear and urgent need to train in and deliver the programme to families who have been affected even further by Covid19 measures.

They will commence their Special Needs Programme training in October and will receive post training support and supervision to ensure that they reach families from across Wicklow.

PPSN will then run another sponsorship in the Spring, to which they already have a waiting list of enquiries.

“Thank you so much to all of you in the Trust for this opportunity to train professionals in our evidence-based programme and to empower families with the tools to change their futures. As you can see from parents who spoke at our launch, the programme is needed now more than ever.”