A new group of students recently commenced their studies on the Certificate in Understanding and Responding to Domestic and Gender-based Violence and Abuse at South East Technological University.
Ireland's Minister for Children, Roderic O’Gorman T.D., publishes the sixth and final Annual Report for the ‘Better Outcomes, Brighter Futures (BOBF) National Policy Framework for Children and Young People’.
Dublin City South CYPSC and TUSLA Dublin South Central are hosting a webinar focusing on the impact of Domestic Violence and Coercive Control on children and young people.
Galway CYPSC and Galway Healthy City are leading a new campaign aimed at creating smoke free environments for children and young people in Galway City and County.
Seven organisations who work together in North West Connemara were delighted to receive an Investing in Children Award recently for their work with young people in the area.
Monaghan CYPSC and Cavan CYPSC have launched three age-appropriate booklets for children and young people, exploring healthy and unhealthy relationships.
Children and Young People's Services Committees are pleased to support the Children's Rights Alliance's newly launched Food Provision Scheme.
Louth CYPSC hosted the first training event in the county on the Non-Violent Resistance model (NVR).
Members of the Monaghan Youth Networks Sub-group have developed an information leaflet about keeping young people safe, with support from the Monaghan Joint Policing Committee and funding from Monaghan Children and Young People Services Committee.
There was strong participation from local services at a Safeguarding Consultation Event hosted by Sligo Leitrim CYPSC's Safeguarding Children and Young People Working Group.
The newly re-designed online Wicklow Community Directory has been launched. The directory is a community-led initiative and gives information on a wide range of groups, clubs and agencies offering activities, services and supports across the whole of the county.
Dr. Geoffrey Shannon, Ireland’s Special Rapporteur on Child Protection, has applauded collaborative initiatives seeking to protect children online but says that the move toward greater cooperation between services needs to continue apace.
Galway CYPSC recently supported the development of a new set of guidelines for the protection and safety of young people at youth discos, party nights and events.
The National Co-ordinator for Children and Young People's Services Committees provided an input into the National Youth Council of Ireland's (NYCI) Certificate in Child Protection and Welfare in early 2016.
Dundalk Institute of Technology have launched an accredited Certificate in the Fundamentals of Understanding and Responding to Domestic Abuse. The programme was launched on 14th January 2016 and is the first of its kind in Ireland, accredited in Ireland.