Area Based Childhood Initiative
Blue Skies Initiative

The ABC Programme

The ABC Programme targets investment in evidence-based and evidence-informed interventions to improve the long-term outcomes for these children and families. Blue Skies Initiative operates in the Clondalkin, Balgaddy and Adamstown areas of Dublin.


We work towards a community where children, young people and families experiencing poverty and different types of disadvantage and exclusion, have the capacity to transform their lives through access to high quality support programmes.


We provide sustainable area based early intervention and prevention supports, by developing and delivering evidence-based programmes and capacity building that support children, young people, families and the people who support them to realise their full potential.

Blue Skies Initiative delivery approaches, like all ABC sites, operate at three levels of change: 

  • Frontline delivery of Prevention and Early Intervention services for children and families that support attachment based early child development and emotional well-being.
  • Capacity building, facilitation, and support to service providers to implement evidence-based ways of working.
  • System change with management and decision-makers at a local, regional and national level.