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Welcome to Compass Child and Family Services

Compass Child and Family Services is a non-for profit organisation set up by a multidisciplinary group of professionals with a long standing involvement in working with children, adolescents and their families from disadvantaged backgrounds. The experiences have been gained as well in Ireland working with children and families as in continental Europe and Canada. 

The Aim of our work with families and its individual members is to support and encourage the effective functioning of families.

The Focus of our work lies in family-strengthening interventions, both in community based and out of home settings.

Characteristic of our work is the development and implementation of flexible intervention closely orientated on the needs of the individual person(s) considering their specific needs and resources and within their social context.

Our Philosophy of working with young people and their families has a strong underpinning and is guided by principles of the continental European Model of Social Pedagogy.

The emancipatory goal of Social Pedagogy is to enable perceived efficacy, through educational means, so that people can change their lives and society for the better. Social Pedagogy as a distinct professional intervention is based on the belief and evidence that social circumstances can decisively be influenced through education.



Currently, Compass Child and Family Services operates in the Mid West Region of Ireland where the counties Clare, Limerick and Tipperary meet. 


Accessing our Services

Young people and families can access our services through a referral by TUSLA Child and Family Agency.   


We are looking forward to hearing from you and will be pleased to discuss your requirements or any further queries with you.

You can use our contact form on this site, email us at: or call us at 089-4036596.  




Compass Child and Family Services Ltd., Company Limited by guarantee, Company Registration Number: C 520979,

Directors: Colin Paterson and Joerg Schlueter