Sub-Groups

Roscommon CYPSC has established seven subgroups which are:

  • Healthy and Active 0 - 3 year olds
  • Parental Mental Health and its Impact on Children
  • Supporting Transitions from Pre-school to Primary School
  • Internet Safety for Children and Young People
  • Prevention Partnership and Family Support
  • Services for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Young People
  • Social Inclusion

These address issues which have a significant impact on children, young people and families in Roscommon. Each subgroup has identified clear aims and objectives and an evidence informed action plan to improve outcomes for children, young people and families.

Other acheivements include:

  • The publication of a Transitions Booklet called "This is Me/Seo Mise" which supports the transition from Pre-school to Primary School and the presentation of this work at two national conferences
  • Research of the views and experiences of parents and children who have been in the Child Protection Conference System, which is the first research of its kind nationally
  • Supporting children who are vulnerable as a result of confllcit in the home through the training of eight staff from Roscommon in the Helping Hands Programme, which is a preventative education programme for primary school children.

Healthy and Active 0 - 3 year olds

Chair: Caroline Duignan, CYPSC Co-ordinator

National Outcome: Active and healthy, physical and mental wellbeing

This subgroup has been set up to address issues in relation to healthy eating and physical activity for 0 - 3 year olds and their families. It aims to improve the health outcomes for children in this age group to benefit them for the rest of their lives.

Parental Mental Health and its Impact on Children

Chair: Clare Gormley, Principal Psychologist

National Outcome: Active and Healthy, physical and mental wellbeing

This subgroup is working to ensure that appropriate services and supports are available in Rosocmmon for children and young people who are affected by isseus in relation to erhi paretns mental health. A particular focus is on strengthening the links between services for children and adults.

Supporting Transitions from Pre-school to Primary School

Co-Chairs: Irene Cafferkey, Manager Roscommon County Childcare Committee and Mary Giblin, Manager, Galway City and County Childcare Committee

National Outcome: Achieving full potential in learning and development

The aim of this subgroup was to pilot and develop a booklet to support the transition from Pre-school to Primary School of all children starting Junior Infants. A booklet called "This is Me/Seo Mise" was launched in April 2016.

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Internet Safety Sub-group

Chair: Marie Gibbons, CYPSC

National Outcome: Safe and Protected from Harm

The overall aim of the Internet Safety Subgroup of the CYPSC is to develop and implement specific, measureable, achievable, realistic and time-framed actions (SMART) which will achieve better outcomes for children and young people in Galway and Roscommon in relation to the issue of internet safety.

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Prevention Partnership and Family Support Subgroup

Chair: Georgina Kilcoyne, Principal for Prevention Partnership and Family Support

National Outcome: Safe and Protected from harm

This subgroup is responsible for overseeing the implementation of Meitheal and the implementation of the Parenting Support and  Participation Strategies. It will also carry out a mapping exercise in relation to parenting supports in the County.

Services for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender Young People.

Chair: Marie Gibbons, CYPSC

National Outcome: Connected, respected and contributing to their world

Set up to address the gap in services for young LGBT people in the County, this subgroup has the ambition of introducing a Rainbow Flag initiative in the County and also accessible local services for young people and their parents.

 

Social Inclusion Subgroup

To be established

National Outcome: Connected, respected and contributing to their world

 

 

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