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Mayo Children and Young People's Services Committee was established in 2015 and draws its membership from the main statutory, community and voluntary providers of services to children and young people in County Mayo. While the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) provides the policy lead for CYPSC nationally, strategic leadership here in Mayo is provided by the Tusla Area Manager and Chairperson of Mayo Children and Young People’s Services Committee, Paddy Martin.
In October 2016, Thérèse Ruane was appointed as Mayo Children and Young Person’s Services Committee Co-ordinator.
We provide a forum for joint planning, integrated service delivery and co-ordination of activity to ensure the delivery of improved and effective services for children, young people and their families. Our aim is to realise the best possible outcomes for children and young people aged 0-24 years in Mayo as set out in the five national outcomes identified in Better Outcomes, Brighter Futures: the national policy framework for children and young people 2014 - 2020.
Mayo Children and Young People’s Services Committee’s 3 year plan is currently in development. To inform this planning process, we are in the process of compiling the following:
- Socio-Demographic Profile of County Mayo
- Audit of Services working with Children, Young People & Families in Mayo
- Local Needs Analysis in Mayo
An Information and Research Working Group has been established to oversee this process. In addition, a Children and Young Persons Advisory Group has been established. Its remit is to ensure that the voice of children and young people is heard and included throughout the planning process.
An existing Family Support Sub Group will continue its works in coordinating supports for parents and families and ensuring that their voice is heard in the development of the Children and Young People’s Plan.
Following the completion of the Local Needs Analysis, it is envisaged that further sub groups will be established across the five national outcomes for children and young people and in line with the agreed priorities of the Children and Young People’s Services Committee.
Mayo Children and Young People’s Services committee look forward to working in partnership with children, young people and families to improve provision and delivery of services and to ensure that children and young people can grow up in a safe, happy and secure environment and move confidently into adulthood equipped with the skills for life
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