Ballyowen Meadows is a National Family Assessment and Intervention Service established in 1998 committed to ensuring best outcomes for children.  This purpose-built centre provides a unique setting in which children can live with their families in a safe and secure environment while parenting skills are assessed and developed.

The family based residential placements at Ballyowen Meadows aim to be preventative in their design, enabling service providers to uniquely address child protection concerns within the family while, at the same time, supporting families to remain connected with each other.

We have extensive experience working with vulnerable and complex cases. The centre is staffed on a 24hour basis by qualified Social Care Workers, who have received additional training in The Framework for the Assessment of Children in Need and their Families.

We believe that:

  • All children have the right to have their safety and welfare needs met.
  • All adults have a responsibility to respond to concerns and worries regarding the safety and wellbeing of children.
  • Some people need extra support to parent their children.
  • Everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.

Information for Children

Information for Professionals

Information for Parents

Ballyowen Meadows is a part of Traveller Families’ Care Clg, a voluntary organisation funded by Tusla Child and Family Agency. Traveller Families’ Care is overseen by a Board of Management. Directors: Ciaran Roche (Chairperson), Brendan Power (Secretary), Sr. Anne O’Neill.