The Children and Young People’s Services Committee (DLR CYPSC) Dún Laoghaire Rathdown CYPSC is currently in development as the interagency strategic structure to improve outcomes for children and young people, aged between 0 – 24 years through joint planning for improved and accessible services.
Lorna Kerin was appointed in January 2017 by lead agency Tusla Child and Family Agency to drive and coordinate the development of the Children and Young People’s Services Committee in Dún Laoghaire Rathdown (DLR CYPSC). Lorna brings significant research, development and coordination experience of area-based interagency initiatives to improve services and outcomes for children and young people, and reports directly to Joanne Cullen, Area Manager for Tusla Child and Family Agency services in Dublin South East/Wicklow. The DLR CYPSC will be co- chaired by Joanne Cullen and Dearbhla Lawson, Director of Economic, Community and Cultural Development in Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council. The DLR CYPSC three year plan and quarterly progress reports will also be submitted to Colma Nic Lughadha, National CYPSC Coordinator, to inform the National CYPSC Steering Group and the National Consortium as appropriate.
To ensure the development of the DLR CYPSC is inclusive and informed by evidence, a large stakeholder consultation with over sixty senior managers and leaders from stakeholder organisations in Dun Laoghaire Rathdownwas held in April 2017. Participants were facilitated by Lorna Kerin to discuss data sources, the needs of children and young people and service gaps in light of the five national outcomes.
The consultation data collected through individual service questionnaires and through roundtable discussion has been analysed to inform the commissioning of a (1) socio-demographic mapping, (2) service mapping and (3) needs analysis of the Dún Laoghaire Rathdown area. For further information on this phased comissioned research which will take place from June 2017-November 2017, please click here
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