Donegal Children and Young People's Services Committee was one of four pilot sites for the initiative, the first meeting of Donegal CYPSC was in April 2007.
The Committee is chaired by the Area Manager for Donegal from Tusla the Child and Family Agency and the Deputy Chair is a representative of Donegal County Council.
Donegal CYPSC are delighted to welcome two new members. Cameron Lynch and Cara McGonagle representing Donegal Youth Council attended their first Donegal CYPSC meeting on 7th September 2017. They will serve a one year term. They are supported in their role by Carlyn Maguire Donegal Youth Service. They are pictured here with some of the CYPSC members
Back left to right: Martina Doyle FRC Network, Cameron Lynch DYC, Cara McGonagle DYC, Martine Ní Chainann Udarus Na Gealtachta, Front left to right: Anne Timony Meehan CYPSC Coordinator, Ann McHugh Donegal ETB, Deirdre Mc Hugh NEPS and Michael Harrison Gardaí
Message from Michael Gallagher, Chairperson Donegal CYPSC:
Dear CYPSC Member,
I would like to take this opportunity to either welcome you, or welcome you back to the Children and Young People’s Services Committee. We are about to embark upon a great endeavour, toward which all of us in our own organisations have been striving these many many years.
The eyes of the counties children and young people are upon us, and rightly so. They have a right to expect that we will work for their betterment, that we will work together for the common aim ensuring that children, young people and their families have access to services that improve their life chances; and that we will achieve this aim!
Our task will not be an easy one. However, the hopes and aspirations of our children, young people and their families are a cherished force that drives us on this journey of ours. Let us be mindful of these hopes and aspirations as we bring our best efforts to bear upon the challenges that will face us.
Knowing the services and agencies involved with CYPSC, I have a full and growing confidence in our ability to master the task in front of us, to work together and to ultimately meet our goal to improve outcomes for all children and young people in Donegal.
Let us accept nothing less.
Michael Gallagher, Chairperson
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