Services for Children and Young People

Compass provides vital support for children, young people and their families. We are one of the UK’s largest providers of substance misuse services, as well as delivering essential health and wellbeing programmes for school-aged children through our school nursing services. 

Our services for children and young people are divided into two categories:

Substance misuse and early intervention

Our experienced, caring professionals work hard to give young people a better chance to achieve their full academic, social and economic potential. We provide advice, motivation, practical support and structured  treatment for drug or alcohol misuse and the issues associated with it, from poor sexual health to bereavement, involving the support of other professionals when needed.

With more than 14 years’ experience, we pride ourselves on offering a safe, confidential and compassionate service that welcomes young people from all backgrounds. Our support helps people to grow their confidence, capabilities and self-esteem and to build relationships with family and friends.

School nursing services

We provide health and wellbeing services for school aged children aged from 5-19 years old (up to 25 years old for people with special educational needs and disabilities) and their families and carers. Our healthcare professionals deliver preventative and universal public health programmes primarily in schools, but also in youth centres, children’s centres and homes as part of the national Healthy Child Programme

Our support focuses on helping children to make positive choices to improve their health and wellbeing ranging from physical, mental and emotional health, and lifestyle behaviours Services range from health assessments and the National Child Measurement a Programme to supporting children and young people with long-term conditions such as diabetes and asthma. Services are provided via individual appointments, ‘open access’ drop ins in and outside of schools and in group-based sessions. 

Where to find us

Our young people’s services are available in Yorkshire, the Midlands and London. Our School nursing services are currently available in Warwickshire, where we run the Warwickshire School Health & Wellbeing Service.