Prevention, Partnership and Family Support

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

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. 

Child and Youth Participation

Chair: Eileen Finan, Project Manager, Family Resource Centre

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

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

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.

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