Children and Young People's Services Committees are a local county based structure for bringing together agencies who work with children and young people to engage in joint planning of services for children. Meath Children and Young People's Services Committee has been in existence for over five years.
Through the membership of our Committee, we are committed to arriving at a joint understanding with services and service users of the issues, which impact on the well being of children and families in Meath. In our working together, our focus is to ensure that statutory agencies, and community and voluntary services secure better developmental outcomes for children and young people in Meath through more effective integrations of existing services and interventions at local level.
To achieve this, we have worked together to develop the Meath Children and Young People’s Plan 2012-2015 in line with local needs and the 5 National outcome areas for children and young people. All members of the Committee have contributed to the development of the plan and we are committed to delivering on the objectives, indicators, targets and activities under each of the priority areas identified. In January, 2014 we published our Audit of Services and Needs Analysis Summary Report. This work was carried out in 2013 by Quality Matters Ltd in order to provide and collate accurate information on children and young people’s services and local needs in the county for the Meath CYPSC, and to inform our Meath Children and Young People’s Plan 2012--‐2015, in its work going forward.
On 27th April, 2014, Mr. Gordon Jeyes, the then CEO of Tusla Child and Family Agency, officially launched the Meath CYPSC Audit of Services and Needs Analysis Summary Report in Beaufort College, Navan, Co. Meath. Young people from the Meath Comhairle na nÓg (Child and Youth Council) gave presentations on the Summary Report along with students from Beaufort College. In addition, Meath gained a new resource to support children, young people and families in the form of a new website www.familysupportmeath.ie which was also launched on the day. This tied in with the needs analysis finding in the Summary Report. It is envisaged that this website will serve as a signpost for children and family services in the county.
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