Interagency Work


Candle, which was established in 1978, has a long history of, and reputation for, inter-agency involvement.  We believe that working in partnership within the community leads to better outcomes for all service users.

Candle are involved in the following interagency initiatives;


  • Collaboration with local schools to identify young people at risk and provide personal development groups and counselling for those identified (as part of the Therapeutic Space).

  • Summer Youth Festival, incorporating workshops on supporting mental health, in collaboration with a number of youth agencies in Ballyfermot.

  • Candle staff involvement in Strengthening Families Programme, an interagency initiative for working with vulnerable young people and their families.

  • Candle is a member of the Ballyfermot/Chapelizod Partnership committee on Youth Mental Health initiative and part of the steering committee for Restorative Practice

  • Candle is a member of the St. Dominic’s School Completion Management Group.

  • Candle’s Implementation Team for the roll-out of NQSF at Candle (National Quality Standards Framework) has a strong inter-agency dimension.


 D10 Restorative Practice Information Video

Restorative Practice puts repairing harm done to relationships and people over and above the need for assigning blame and dispensing punishment. Restorative Practice provides the tools and language to assist in the prevention of conflict in the first instance and to deal with conflict confidently if and when it arises.