ATTENTION all Donegal CYPSC Members Exciting Events in April 2017

Special CYPSC Training Seminar - 12th April 2017

‘Outcomes Based Planning & Measuring Outcomes’

Facilitated by Peter Walker HSE & Paddy Austen NUIG

Donegal Children & Young People’s Services Committee (CYPSC) and Subcommittees are currently engaging in a planning process for the new Children & Young People’s Plan (CYPP) 2017 – 2020.

This Seminar will support our valued CYPSC Members with the planning process and ensure that we all approach the development of this new Children & Young People’s Plan in the same way. All Donegal CYPSC Members and Subcommittee members are encouraged to attend.


  •  Planning for Outcomes
  •  Working through the process (small group exercise)
  •  Indicators to measure progress
  •  Working through the process (continuing small group exercise)
  •  Plenary and discussion
  •  Next steps

12th April 2017:

Venue: LYIT Main Building – Ask at Reception for Directions

Time: 9.30am to 13.00pm


Special CYPSC Event– 27th April 2017

‘Celebrating Achievements’

Donegal Children & Young People’s Services Committee (CYPSC) and Subcommittees have engaged in successful inter-agency projects to improve outcomes for Children & Young People in Donegal for several years.

The Celebrating Achievement Event is an opportunity to celebrate what has been achieved, facilitate networking across Donegal CYPSC and Subcommittees and motivate and re-energise Donegal CYPSC.  This is also an opportunity to promote this valuable work to the wider community.

Please contact to register your place.

27th April 2017

Venue: Mount Errigal Hotel

Time: Registration 9:30 am


Outcome 1: Active & Healthy, Physical & Mental Well-being Sub Committees:

Health & Well-Being 

Chair: Peter Walker Health Service Executive (Currently being re-constituted)

Meeting dates: St Ciaran's meeting room, St Conals, Letterkenny - 16th January, 27th February, 14 April,

Young Carers Project Implementation Group 

Chair: Tony McDaid Raphoe, Donegal Family Resource Centre

Meeting dates: The Loft, Letterkenny - 19th January, 23rd March, 25th May, 20th July, 21st Sept, 23rd November, 

Young Carers Group 

Facilitator: Frankie McCreevy, Donegal Youth Service

Well-being Guidelines in Schools 

Chair Anne Sheridan HSE

Parent Hub 

Chair: Nicola Harvey Tusla

Meeting dates: St Conal's Letterkenny- 17th Jauuary, 14th February, 14th March, 11th April, 16th May, 13th June, 12th Sept, 14th November, 


Outcome 2: Achieving Full Potential in Learning and Development Sub Committees:

Education & Learning 

Chair: Sandra Buchanan, Education and Training Board

Meeting dates: Education and Training Board office, Mc Kendrik Place, Letterkenny - 8th Februray, 12th April, 14th June, 13th Sept, 15th Nov.

Literacy, Read Donegal

Chair: Maureen Kerr, Donegal County Council Library Service

Early Years 

Chair: Mary Walker, Callaghan Lifestart 

Click here for key points from their meeting 8th Feb 2017


Outcome 3: Safe and Protected from Harm

Children First Safe & Secure Sub Committees: 

Joint Chair: Michael Harrison, Garda Síochana and Michael Gallagher, Tusla - Child and Family Agency                    

(Currently being re-constituted)

Prevention Partnership & Family Support Sub Committees 

Chair: Joe Cullen, Tusla - Child and Family Agency,(Currently under construction)


Outcome 4: Economic Security & Opportunity

Economic Well-being Sub Committees

Chair:  Liam Ward, Donegal County Council

Meeting dates: Public Services Centre, Letterkenny - 1st February, 29th March, 24th May, 19th July, 27th Sept, 29th November, 

Transformational Goals & Emerging Issues

Planning and Information Sub Committees

Chair: Michael Gallagher, Tusla - Child and Family Agency      

Meeting dates: St Conals Conference Room, Letterkenny, - 26th January


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