Healthy and Active

Chair: Mairéad Maddock, Co-ordinator, Carlow Kilkenny CYPSC

National Outcome: Active & Healthy with physical and mental well being

Education and Training

Chair: Martina Osborne, Manager, Carlow Youthreach

National Outcome: Achieving full potential in all areas of learning & development

Addressing issues of school retention, retention and transition of Traveller children, and supporting Traveller parents

Child Welfare and Protection

1. Safe and Protected Subgroup

Chair: Róisín Boyd, CPC Chair Carlow/Kilkenny, Tusla

National Outcome: Safe & protected from harm

Analysing data on children in care, support a programme to allow children to be cared for at home, developing interagency working protocols, developing information on referral pathways, and promoting Children First Guidance training

2. Partnership, Prevention  and Family Support Steering Group

Chair: Kerina Foran, Child and Family Network Co-ordinator, Tusla

National Outcome: Safe & protected from harm

This multi agency Steering Group oversees the development of Child and Family Support Networks and the roll out of the Meitheal Model in County Carlow

Economic Opportunities

Chair: Ann Shortall, Bagenalstown Family Resource Centre

National Outcome: Economic security & opportunity

Identifying the services currently operating in the county to protect children from poverty and social inclusion

Identifying how services may be developed to put in place opportunities for children and young people to have access to pathways to independent living


Chair: Marian Dowd, Project Leader, Barnardos

National Outcome: Connected, respected & contributing to their world

Co-ordinating Parenting programmes, supporting parents of teenagers, developing models for individual support, using Parent and Toddler groups to work with families of children with emerging needs and supporting Disability Equality Specialist Support Agency​ (DESSA) training

Comhairle na nÓg

Chair: Margaret Moore, Administrative Officer, Carlow County Council

National Outcome: Connected, respected & contributing to their world

Supporting the running of the Comhairle na nÓg

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