Our parent organisation, Family Routes, has its origins in a charitable organisation established in the 1900s. Read more about our history below.

Family Routes timeline infographic


  • 1900s Church of Ireland Rescue League

  • 1930s Church of Ireland Moral Welfare Association

  • 1950s Church of Ireland Social and Family Welfare Association

  • 1988 Church of Ireland Board for Social Responsibility

  • 2008 Board for Social Action (NI)

  • 2018 Family Routes including Next Steps

  • 2023 Family Routes is proud to be a set of knowledgeable and skilled service providers across families’ needs