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The national CYPSC Steering Group was delighted to receive a visit to their June meeting from the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Katherine Zappone, TD.
The Genesis Programme, in collaboration with Louth Children & Young People’s Services Committee, are hosting a one-day conference in Dundalk Institute of Technology on Tuesday 14th June 2016.
The Department of Children and Youth Affairs launches the National Youth Strategy 2015 - 2020 on the 8th October 2015. Development of the Strategy has been informed by extensive consultation with young people, those working with young people, and key stakeholders.
A Blueprint setting out the policy direction for the development of Children and Young People’s Services Committees over the next number of years was published on the 18th June 2015 by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs. It acknowledges the development and work of CYPSCs since 2007, prioritises key issues to be addressed strategically and operationally and includes an Action Plan 2015 - 2017.
The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Dr James Reilly launched a new national strategy intended to ensure that children and young people have a voice in decision making that affects their lives. In a first for Europe, the Minister has launched the National Strategy on Children and Young People’s Participation in Decision Making (2015-2020).