A Blueprint setting out the policy direction for the development of Children and Young People’s Services Committees over the next number of years was published on the 18th June 2015 by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs. It acknowledges the development and work of CYPSCs since 2007, prioritises key issues to be addressed strategically and operationally and includes an Action Plan 2015 - 2017.
The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Dr James Reilly launched a new national strategy intended to ensure that children and young people have a voice in decision making that affects their lives. In a first for Europe, the Minister has launched the National Strategy on Children and Young People’s Participation in Decision Making (2015-2020).
The latest newsletter from Limerick Children and Young People's Services Committee is now available. This is the eighth issue of the newsletter and highlights the achievements of projects working with children, young people and families across Limerick.
Minister for Children and Youth Affairs James Reilly TD will attend the CYPSC National Seminar taking place on the 18th June 2015 in Dublin. “A bhaint amach le chéile do leanaí & do dhaoine óga” is the Irish translation for this gathering dedicated to the development of interagency working for children and young people across Ireland.
A 'Blueprint for the development of Children and Young People's Services Committees' has been developed by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) and is now available for consultation.
An informative video on integrated systems and effective transitions in early childhood has been produced by the King Badouin Foundation following the fifth Transatlantic Forum on Inclusive Early Years (TFIEY) meeting entitled 'Integrated Systems for Children and Families – Continuity and Alignment of Services'.
The Genesis Programme for children and families in County Louth was launched on 2nd March 2015 by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr. James Reilly, TD at Dundalk’s Crowne Plaza Hotel.
The Healthy Food for All National Conference is being held on 15 April 2015 at the College of Anaesthetists of Ireland, Dublin. This conference is for those with an interest in shaping policy responses to food poverty among children and young people in Ireland.
The Global Implementation Conference is taking place at the Dublin Convention Centre on the 26th - 28th May 2015, this is the first time it will be held outside of the United States. This year's conference theme is Implementation for Impact.
A short report documenting the recent Implementation Workshop for Children and Young People’s Services Committees is now available. 50+ individuals from 21 local CYPSC were amongst those who participated in the event; taking time out from busy schedules to collectively consider Implementation Science and its application in interagency working.
The Department of Health has a National Lottery Discretionary fund in place which provides once off grants to organisations providing a range of health related services.
The National Co-ordinator for Children and Young People’s Services Committees has been working closely with education partners to strengthen connections between CYPSC and the education sector and to increase participation by education stakeholders in interagency work. With “the prize” being improved outcomes for children and young people living in each county in Ireland.
A Children and Young People's Services Committees Implementation Workshop is being held by the Centre for Effective Services (CES) on 11th February 2015. The Workshop will hear from practitioners with national and international expertise in Implementation Science including Allison Metz, PhD, Director of the National Implementation Research Network, USA.
Limerick Children and Young People's Services Committee, Start Right Limerick and Parenting Limerick launched the www.loveparenting.ie website and the Start Right case studies on Friday 23rd January from 11.30am - 1.30pm in Thomond Park. Minister for Education and Skills Jan O'Sullivan TD attended the event and officially launched the website and case studies.
To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Year of the Family, the Parent Hub Donegal highlighted and promoted the many different services that support children and families throughout the county.