WELCOME TO OBERSTOWN

Oberstown Children Detention Campus (Oberstown) provides a safe and secure environment for young people sentenced or remanded by the Courts.

Oberstown Annual Report 2022
The Oberstown Annual Report 2022 is a unique public record of the operation of the campus in 2022, presenting the achievements, events and developments in the service over the year. Highlights include: Publishing the Oberstown Strategy 2022-2026, a key milestone in...
Oberstown Children Detention Campus welcomes 2022 HIQA inspection report
Oberstown Children Detention Campus has welcomed the findings of a 2022 inspection by the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA). The inspection, conducted during the period 8th to 14th November 2022, found that there was either compliance or substantial...
Oberstown Strategy 2022-2026
November 2022. Oberstown Children Detention Campus has published its new Strategy 2022-2026, endorsed by the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O'Gorman, TD. The Strategy aims to fulfil Oberstown’s vision of providing young...
Ensuring a children’s rights approach to young people in detention

Oberstown recognises the need to empower the voices of young people on Campus. The Campus Council is a key initiative through which young people have their voices heard.

Working in Oberstown

Shaping lives, Building futures

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Oberstown Annual Report 2022

The Oberstown Annual Report 2022 is a unique public record of the operation of the campus in 2022, presenting the achievements, events and developments in the service over the year. Highlights include: Publishing the Oberstown Strategy 2022-2026, a key milestone in...

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VICTIM LIAISON SERVICE

Victims of crime can voluntarily register with Oberstown. A registered victim is entitled to seek information related to the release, transfer, early discharge and periods of temporary leave the offender has during the Detention Order. When victims of crime request, the Oberstown’s Victim Liaison Officer will enter into direct contact with them to inform them of any significant developments.

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FOR VISITORS

Oberstown continues to observe public health guidelines on the prevention of coronavirus on and off campus and we are continuously monitoring and adjusting arrangements on campus.

As a result and in line with the Government advice and recommendations on best practice, we are pleased that we are now in a position to invite visitors to campus, albeit in a reduced capacity. Videolink and virtual calls will continue as normal for those family members that find it difficult to travel.

In the interests of the health and safety of your family members, friends and the young people in our care, Oberstown Children Detention Campus are requesting that members of the public are conscious of the dangers of the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in the community.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation

Please contact the Visitors Centre directly for more information and to arrange a visit.

Visiting Hours

VISITING HOURS

Monday to Friday – 9am – 5pm

Saturday and Sunday – 9am – 7pm

Directions

GETTING HERE

Follow the M1 Motorway North from Dublin City. Turn off at Junction 4 signposted: Donabate/Skerries/Rush/Lusk.

Follow the roundabout signs for Rush/Lusk. Stay on this road (marked R132).

Travel North for 3 miles until you come to ‘Murtaghs’ pub on right hand side.

Take first right turn after Murtaghs pub and follow on straight for approx 1 mile.

The Oberstown Campus is situated on the left hand side (Green Gates).

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Oberstown Children Detention Campus,
Oberstown, Lusk,
Co. Dublin, K45 AY66

Phone: + 353 1 852 6400
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