The second annual CYPSC Networking Event took place in Croke Park. The theme of the event was ‘Transforming Children’s Services – interagency collaboration in action’. Irish and international speakers were invited to discuss interagency collaborative initiatives. Practical issues of interest for the members of the Children's Services Committees (now Children and Young People's Service Committees) were also discussed, such as needs assessment frameworks and information sharing.
'A review of international evidence on interagency working to inform the development of Children’s Services Committees in Ireland' was launched at the event by the former Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Frances Fitzgerald T.D.
Keynote speaker presentations:
A review of the international evidence on interagency working, to inform the development of Children’s Services Committees in Ireland.
Presented by: June Statham, Professor of Education and Family Support, Thomas Coram Research Unit, Institute of Education and Dr Stella Owens, Centre for Effective Services.
Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC) – the journey so far.
Presented by: Marj Stewart, Implementation Lead - Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC), Scottish Executive.
Presentations from the parallel workshops:
Using data and information systems
Presented by: Gillian Roche, Statistician, Research Division, Department of Children and Youth Affairs
Information sharing within Getting it right for every child
Presented by: Marj Stewart, Implementation Lead - Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC), Scottish Executive
Overcoming Barriers to sharing information and data
Presented by: Supt. Pat Burke, Garda Vetting Office
Induction for new CSCs to the updated Toolkit for the Development of a Children's Services Committee
Presented by: Katie Burke, Stella Owens, Centre for Effective Services and Anne O’Donnell, Department of Children and Youth Affairs