Active and Healthy

Chair: Eileen Finan, Manager Lus na Greine Family Resource Centre

Vice Chair: Aine Kiernan, Assistant Director of Public Health Nursing

National Outcome: Active and healthy with physical and mental well being    

The main agenda of the Active and Healthy subgroup is to identify gaps and improve overall service provision to children, young people and families. As outlined under Outcome One, the aim of the subgroup is that all children and young people: 

  • Are physcially healty and make positive health choices
  • Have positive and respectful approach to relationships and sexual healthy
  • Have good mental health
  • Are enjoying play, recreation, sport, arts, culture and nature

Prevention, Partnership and Family Support

Chair: Steve Wrenn, Prevention, Partnership and Family Support Manager, Midlands Area, Tusla

Vice Chair: Niall Rabbitt, Integrated Services Manager, Tusla Education Support Service (TESS)

National Outcome: Safe and Protected from Harm

The main agenda of the Prevention, Partnership and Family Support subgroup is to support the development of the Child and Family Support Network and Meitheal Practice Model across the Child and Family Support Networks in Longford Westmeath as well as support the continued development of prevention, partnership and family support initiatives in the two counties. 

Child and Youth Participation

Chair: Eileen Finan,  Manager, Lus na Greine Family Resource Centre

Vice Chair: Claire Gavigan, Area Manager, Foroige

National Outcome: Connected, Respected and Contributing to their World

The main agenda of the Child and Youth Participation subgroup is to create opportunities for children and young people to be involved in influencing, shaping, designing and contributing to policy and the development of services and programmes within the two counties of Longford and Westmeath.

Early Years Learning

Chair: Muriel Flynn,  Manager, Westmeath County Childcare Committee

Vice Chair: Carrieann Belton, Manager, Longford County Childcare Committee

National Outcome: Achieving their full potential in all areas of Learning and Development

The main agenda of the Early Years Learning subgroup is to support the design, delivery and integration of services available to young children, from birth to six, and their families in Longford and Westmeath. To identify issues and challenges within the sector and support the LW CYPSC to identify opportunities and find creative solutions.

Parenting Support

Chair: Clare Deane, Assistant Director, Barnardos

Vice Chair: Eileen Finan, Manager, Lus na Greine Family Resource Centre

Transformational Goals: Support Parents and Earlier Intervention and Prevention

The main agenda of the Parenting Support subgroup is to improve the quality of life for children and families through the delivery of valued and effective parenting support programmes and practices in Longford and Westmeath.

The LW CYPSC subgroups listed above, have representatives from the key statutory, community and voluntary sectors so as to facilitate a coordinated approach in our work, reduce possible duplication, identify service blocks and address any service gaps across Longford and Westmeath.

Economic Security and Opportunity for Young People

Chair: Emer Farrell, Tusla Liaison Sergeant, An Garda Síochana

Vice Chair: Irene Gilmore, Senior Probation Officer

National Outcome: Economic Security and Opportunity

The overall aim of the Economic Security and Opportunity for Young People subgroup is that all children, young people and their families 

  • Are protected from Poverty and Social Exclusion
  • Are living in child/youth friendly sustainable communities
  • Have opportunities for ongoing education and training
  • Have pathways to economic participation and independent living

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