Children and Young People's Services Committees

Children and Young People’s Services Committees (CYPSC) are a key structure identified by Government to plan and co-ordinate services for children and young people in every county in Ireland.  The overall purpose is to improve outcomes for children and young people through local and national interagency working. 

CYPSC are county-level committees that bring together the main statutory, community and voluntary providers of services to children and young people.  They provide a forum for joint planning and co-ordination of activity to ensure that children, young people and their families receive improved and accessible services.  Their role is to enhance interagency co-operation and to realise the national outcomes set out in Better Outcomes, Brighter Futures: the national policy framework for children and young people 2014 - 2020.

The ultimate goal is to improve outcomes for all children and young people in Ireland.

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My Place to Play

Dec-6-2019
An interagency response to support the development needs of the growing number of children living in or born in to homelessness has won a 2019 Irish Healthcare Centre Award.

Serious harm to the health of homeless children

Nov-21-2019
The Faculties of Paediatrics and Public Health of the Royal College of Physicians call for urgent action to address the serious harm to the health of children experiencing homelessness and inadequate housing.

New national strategy for CYPSC

Nov-6-2019
The Department of Children and Youth Affairs has launched Shared Vision, Next Steps 2019 - 24 providing a road map for the further development of the CYPSC initiative over the next five years.