Children and Young People's Services Committees

Children and Young People’s Services Committees (CYPSC) are a key structure identified by Government to plan and co-ordinate services for children and young people in every county in Ireland.  The overall purpose is to improve outcomes for children and young people through local and national interagency working. 

CYPSC are county-level committees that bring together the main statutory, community and voluntary providers of services to children and young people.  They provide a forum for joint planning and co-ordination of activity to ensure that children, young people and their families receive improved and accessible services.  Their role is to enhance interagency co-operation and to realise the national outcomes set out in Better Outcomes, Brighter Futures: the national policy framework for children and young people 2014 - 2020.

The ultimate goal is to improve outcomes for all children and young people in Ireland.

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Reading and Rhyming Together

The 'Snuggle Stories' initiative is an action under the Waterford CYPSC Family Support Sub-group.  It encourages parents and children to snuggle up and get comfortable reading and rhyming together. 

CYPSCine June 2017

Get up to date on CYPSC news from right across Ireland.  CYPSCine our latest ezine is now available.

Youth Mental Health Signposting Tool

A key finding from a Mental Health Needs Assessment, carried out by the National Youth Health Programme, was the need to support organisations, practitioners and young people access appropriate mental health services.