Dublin City North Children and Young Person’s Service Committee is committed to providing seamless and integrated services for children, young people and families. The overarching aim is to improve the outcomes for children and young people in Dublin North City through effective interagency structures, communication and importantly agreed goals reflecting the 5 National Outcomes. The geographical area covered by the committee extends from the North Inner City Dublin out through Cabra, Finglas, Ballymun and Beaumont/ Donaghmede. While this area has significant strengths in terms of a strong community and established interagency working arrangements, it is also a community with pockets of high deprivation and complex needs.
History of Development
Dublin City Children's Services Committee (now reconfigured into two committees as Dublin City North CYPSC and Dublin City South CYPSC) was established in July 2007 and is one of the first four pilot interagency committees of what was then the Working Together for Children Initiative. This committee developed a comprehensive Children and Young People’s Plan 2011 - 2014 and developed a number of initiatives reflecting the needs of the children across Dublin City.
However, in 2014 due to the size of the geographical area covered by the committee and boundary differences between member agencies, there was a decision reached to reconfigure from one citywide committee to two area committees: Dublin City North CYPSC and Dublin City South CYPSC.
The inaugural meetings of the two committees took place in May 2014. Importantly, the two committees mirror each other and both are chaired by an Area Manager from Tusla (Child and Family Agency) and have Dublin City Council’s Assistant Chief Executive Officer as Deputy Chairperson.
Click here to view Dublin City North CYPSC's membership.