2013 CYPSC National Event

The CYPSC National Event was held on the 19th September 2013, at Dublin Castle and was attended by 160 practitioners and stakeholders working within Children's Services Committees (now Children and Young People's Services Committees). The theme of this event was ‘Prevention and Early Intervention: Across the Years’. This event provided an opportunity for Children’s Services Committees (now CYPSC) to showcase their work related to the theme as well as offering a networking opportunity for CSC members and interested stakeholders. The former Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Frances Fitzgerald T.D. opened the event and was followed by presentations from the keynote speakers.


Keynote speaker presentations:

Integrated planning and commissioning to improve outcomes for children and young people

Presented by: Maurice Leeson, Children's Services Planning Professional Advisor, Children and Young Peoples Strategic Partnership, Northern Ireland


A journey to effective multi-disciplinary working - a strategy map

Presented by: Mr. Gordon Jeyes, Chief Executive, Tusla the Child and Family Agency


Children's Services Committees - Consolidating and Developing

Presented by: Colma Nic Lughadha, National Co-ordinator for Children’s Services Committees


Children's Services Committees presentations on prevention and early intervention in their county:

Fingal Parenting Initiative: Effectiveness of the Parents Plus Early Years Programme in Community Child Care Settings

Presented by: Gráinne McKenna, Manager, Fingal County Childcare Committee on behalf of Fingal CSC


​​Interagency Prevention & Early Intervention in Youth Mental Health in Kerry

Presented by: Claire O' Toole, CSC Co-ordinator on behalf of Kerry CSC


Growing Child: Promoting good outcomes for children through collaborative practice

Presented by: Mary Walker Callaghan, Regional Manager, Lifestart on behalf of Donegal CSC


Spreading the gospel: the benefits and challenges of interagency protocols

Presented by: Francis Chance, Assistant Director of Children's Services, Barnardos on behalf of South Dublin CSC


Dublin City Children's Services Committee

Presented by: Máire Igoe, Senior Executive Officer, Community & Social Development, Dublin City Council on behalf of Dublin City CSC


Literacy and Numeracy

Presented by: Eugene Waters, Co-ordinator, Wicklow County Childcare Committee on behalf of Wicklow CSC


Developing an Integrated Model of Early Intervention and Prevention: Learning and Application from Start Right Limerick (a NEYAI Project)

Presented by: Kevin O'Farrell, Manager Child and Family Services, HSE, Margaret Mastriani, CSC Co-ordinator and Maria O'Dwyer, Co-ordinator, Start Right on behalf of Limerick CSC


Building Capacity for Mental Wellbeing

Presented by: Ruairí Ó'Caisleáin, CSC Co-ordinator on behalf of South Tipperary CSC


Psychosocial Response to Critical Incidents & Major Emergencies Protocol

Presented by: Margaret Moore, Community and Enterprise, Carlow County Council and Mairéad Maddock, CSC Co-ordinator on behalf of Carlow CSC


Longford Westmeath Parenting Partnership

Presented by: Maria Larkin, Manager, Child and Family Services HSE on behalf of Longford Westmeath CSC


The Natural Fit Between CSCs and the Local Area Pathway (LAP)

Presented by: Claire McNamara, CSC Co-ordinator and Joan Dunne, LAP Co-ordinator, HSE on behalf of Waterford CSC


Identification of Needs (ION): a Model of Interagency Working, Sligo/Leitrim/West Cavan

Presented by: Marie Crawley, ION Co-ordinator, Sligo Social Services Council on behalf of Sligo Leitrim CSC


Sibling Support Programme in Co. Louth

Presented by: Joanne Murphy, CSC Co-ordinator on behalf of Louth CSC


JIGSAW Meath Schools Project: Promoting Mental Health for the Whole School

Presented by: Eamonn Gaffney, Former Post Primary School Principal and member of Meath CSC Mental Health Working Group on behalf of Meath CSC


Kildare Junior Transition Programme

Presented by: Emma Berney, CSC Co-ordinator on behalf of Kildare CSC