Following the tragic death of Anastasia Kriegel, and the effect this has had on children, families and communities in the area, the Kildare Children and Young People’s Services Committee (CYPSC) has established a range of supports for children and families during this difficult time.
An exciting new initiative called Mayo Edible Landscape Project, funded by Healthy Ireland, aims to involve local youth and community groups in informing and shaping their local environment, tackling climate change and ensuring food sustainability.
The Department of Children and Youth Affairs has announced a new €2m fund to support disadvantaged young people. This fund is open to community, voluntary and not-for-profit organisations to apply.
The Building a Happy Baby Campaign is an international, Unicef promoted, campaign aimed at addressing myths that circulate among parents of young babies. The Early Years Sub-group of Galway CYPSC is delighted to bring this campaign to Galway.
Wexford Children & Young People's Services Committee's plan identifies priorities and commitments for collaboration for children and young people right through to 2019.
Social Innovation Fund Ireland has recently announced two new youth funds that are now open for applications.
A three-year Children and Young People’s Plan 2017 to 2019 has been developed and is being implemented by the Sligo Leitrim CYPSC.
Learn about the many examples of good participation practice happening in services for children and young people in Ireland.
The latest edition of the Children’s Research Digest focuses on building resilience and enhancing social support in the lives of children and young people in Ireland. Published in an accessible format it is of particular relevance to practitioners working in the field of children and young people.
There is huge excitement and enthusiasm amongst the children and young people of Longford and Westmeath, who recently participated in the Longford Westmeath CYPSC, Child and Youth Participation Project.
The 'Snuggle Stories' initiative is an action under the Waterford CYPSC Family Support Sub-group. It encourages parents and children to snuggle up and get comfortable reading and rhyming together.
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A key finding from a Mental Health Needs Assessment, carried out by the National Youth Health Programme, was the need to support organisations, practitioners and young people access appropriate mental health services.
A new report from the Faculty of Public Health Medicine at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI) calls for investment in dedicated early childhood health services and for the implementation of five key actions to strengthen the role of health services in the lives of children. One such action is to better support health sector workers to engage with inter-agency initiatives such as Children and Young People’s Services Committees.
Eleven CYPSC met with colleagues in TUSLA Child and Family Agency to learn about an exciting project that aims to make important data on children and young people’s lives more readily available for everyone.