Inishowen Family Action Network (IFAN) was set up in 2007 in response to research commissioned by the HSE and carried out with children, young people, their families and the agencies and organisations supporting them across Inishowen.

Hosted by Inishowen Development Partnership (IDP), IFAN demonstrates a high level of interagency working and meaningful collaboration.  IFAN is currently the host for the Child and Family Support Network (CFSN) under TUSLA Prevention Partnership and Family Support (PPFS), Sláintecare Healthy Communities in Inishowen, the Community Health Forum and linking with the HSE Community Healthcare Network in the area. IFAN is an open and welcoming network of stakeholders and service providers in the Inishowen Peninsula.

IFAN includes a range of services and supports working with and for children, young people, families and the community in Inishowen. These range from those in the community and voluntary sector, funded services, statutory agencies, schools, youth sector. On average 30 active attending members and a mailing list of over 100 individual reps from above groups.  IDP chairs these meetings, alongside administrative and communication role as well, sharing out regularly on member activities and other information of relevance. 

Some of the monthly activities from the IFAN members are listed below – feel free to share this information. If you wish to add anything to this list for future months email

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