Children and Young People's
Services Committees CYPSCine
Interagency working to improve the lives of children, young people and families in Ireland
Welcome to the CYPSCine where we provide a round-up of what's happening across the country in relation to Children and Young People's Services Committees.
Minister Zappone meets National CYPSC Steering Group
The National CYPSC Steering Group was delighted to receive a visit to their June meeting from the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Katherine Zappone, TD. Minister Zappone opened by assuring members of her continued support for their work and the work of the Children and Young People's Services Committees across Ireland. Click here for more from the Minister.
What are we talking about?
At the February 2016 CYPSC National Steering Group meeting members took the decision to publish minutes of meetings going forward. In this way all CYPSC stakeholders and partners can find out more about what is happening at national level. We have created a web-page specifically for information on the National Steering Group.
In response to the recent increase in gangland activity a group of CYPSC members and other service providers in Dublin North City came together to explore a community based response. This work is still very new but a positive and determined start to support children, young people and families at this critical time.
Roscommon CYPSC and Galway CYPSC recently launched initiatives to support the transition of children from pre-school to primary school called “This is Me”. These transition initiatives successfully piloted in 2015 are the result of inter-agency collaboration between pre-school providers, County Childcare Committees and Tusla, the Child and Family Agency.
At a conference in Dundalk, County Louth delegates heard how agencies in Louth have come together to break down barriers and take a holistic approach to child well-being and family support. Lack of joined-up thinking between government agencies is often lamented, however Co. Louth CYPSC along with The Genesis Programme, an ABC funded programme is seeking to change all of that.
There was a high level of interest in the Tusla recruitment campaign for CYPSC Co-ordinators and County Donegal was no exception. Michael Gallagher, Chair of Donegal CYPSC is pleased to announce that an appointment for the position of CYPSC Co-ordinator for Donegal has been made and welcomes the successful candidate, Anne Timony Meehan.
Read how Dublin City South CYPSC is connecting with young people on their own terms through the local youth council. As partners, they are making a positive impact on services for young people, keeping young people at the heart of their work.
The Department of Children and Youth Affairs has issued their first quarterly newsletter on the implementation of Better Outcomes Brighter Futures. Issue 01 2016 provides updates on Participation, Prevention and Early Intervention, CYPSC and more.
The Nurture Programme – Infant Health and Wellbeing is a programme of work designed to improve the information and professional supports that the Health Service Executive and its related agencies provide to parents during pregnancy and during the first three years of their baby’s life. Nurture is interested in hearing about relevant initiatives that you might be working on.
Read about Sligo’s entry into the X-Hale short film competition and how Youth Action Project Sligo is working with young people to promote health, prevent smoking and develop a range of creative skills such as film-making.
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The Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) is the policy lead for the Children and Young People's Services Committees. National implementation support and leadership is provided by the Centre for Effective Services (CES). Local implementation leadership is provided by Tusla, the Child and Family Agency.