At a recent conference in Dundalk, County Louth, delegates heard how agencies have come together to break down barriers and take a truly holistic approach to child well-being and family support.
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.
Roscommon CYPSC and Galway CYPSC recently launched initiatives to support the transition of children from pre-school to primary school called “This is Me”.
Youth Action Project Sligo (YAPS) is very active within the Sligo Leitrim CYPSC as a member of a number of CYPSC sub groups.
The Department of Children and Youth Affairs has issued their first quarterly newsletter on the implementation of Better Outcomes Brighter Futures National Policy Framework for Children and Young People.
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.
Letterkenny Young Carers' Group are holding a Workshop for Key Stakeholders on Wednesday 20th April 2016 in County Donegal.
Limerick CYPSC are hosting a Positive Parenting Event on Thursday 21st April 2016. Social worker and best-selling author of books on Parenting and Positive Psychology, Dr. John Sharry, will be the main speaker.
Youth Work Ireland Meath (YWIM) and Outcomers provide a space where LGBT teens can socialise, take part in a series of programmes aimed at their needs, and access information in a safe and secure setting.
The Centre for Effective Services are recruiting for the role of Project Support, including supporting the CYPSC programme. The closing date for applications is Tuesday 29th March at 12 noon.
A new inter-agency Steering Group has been established in County Kildare to develop a co-ordinated approach to support young people in the county who are currently unemployed.
In April 2016 the National Co-ordinator for CYPSC and CES colleagues will be discussing policy implementation with students on Trinity College's Post Graduate Certificate in Implementation Science.
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.
Tusla the Child and Family Agency is pleased with the significant interest shown in their recent CYPSC Co-ordinator recruitment campaign. There was a large volume of applicants from a range of backgrounds and disciplines.
The CYPSC National Steering Group met three times in 2015. This year was focussed on group formation and began the process of developing a work plan for 2016 into 2017.