News and Events

Invitation to National Youth Strategy launch

By cypscadmin Friday, 2nd October 2015 | 0 comments
Filed under: Policy, Youth.
The Department of Children and Youth Affairs launches the National Youth Strategy 2015 - 2020 on the 8th October 2015. Development of the Strategy has  been informed by extensive consultation with young people, those working with young people, and key stakeholders.

Lets Talk Wellbeing

By cypscAdmin Thursday, 1st October 2015 | 0 comments
Filed under: Health.
The Irish Primary Principals' Network (IPPN) and National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals (NAPD) are organising a one day symposium on the 4th November 2015 titled 'Emotional Wellbeing – at the heart of school communities'. The event is setting out to challenge current thinking on how emotional wellbeing is handled in the education sector and what we can all do to embed a culture of wellbeing in our schools.

YNOW Magazine

By cypscAdmin Wednesday, 30th September 2015 | 0 comments
Filed under: Youth.
YNOW is a magazine aimed at youth work staff, volunteers, members of youth projects and clubs and those in services that have an interest in the development of young people. The latest edition of YNOW is out and carries an article on CYPSC.

Kerry CYPSC Launch the THINK About Alcohol Booklet

By cypscAdmin Monday, 28th September 2015 | 0 comments
Filed under: Health.
The Drugs and Alcohol Working Group of Kerry CYPSC launched the ‘THINK About Alcohol’ booklet on the 28th September 2015. The booklet provides information for young people and their parents on alcohol and issues relating to alcohol use in order to help them to discuss alcohol openly and honestly.

Involving Children and Young People in CYPSC

By cypscAdmin Friday, 25th September 2015 | 0 comments
Filed under: Participation.
In developing their three-year strategic plans CYPSC undertake to consult with children and young people. This happens in a variety of ways across different counties and includes work with each county’s Comhairle na nÓg (Child and Youth Council). The role and involvement of children and young people in CYPSC is to be strengthened and developed going forward. 

Local Economic and Community Plan for Wicklow

By cypscAdmin Thursday, 17th September 2015 | 0 comments
Wicklow Children and Young People's Services Committee have made a submission to Wicklow Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) to inform the development of Wicklow's Local Economic and Community Plan (LECP). The role of the LCDC is to enhance the strategic planning and co-ordination of local and community development activity.

Community Food Initiatives Benefit Children and Young People

By cypscAdmin Wednesday, 16th September 2015 | 0 comments
Filed under: Health.
Healthy Food for All (HFfA) is an all-island charity addressing food poverty by promoting access, availability and affordability of healthy food for low-income groups. Food poverty is defined as the “inability to access a nutritionally adequate diet and the related impacts on health, culture and social participation.”

Supporting parents

By cypscAdmin Friday, 28th August 2015 | 0 comments
Filed under: Parenting Support.
The Parenting Support Initiative (PSI) is a three year grants programme which provides funding to projects which support parents in their parenting role. PSI mainly focuses on parents with children who are between 0 and 3 years of age although some projects also support parents in the ante-natal stage. The Initiative is a collaborative partnership between the Katharine Howard Foundation (KHF) and the Community Foundation of Ireland (CFI).

Launch of Kildare CYPSC 3 Year Plan

By cypscAdmin Monday, 20th July 2015 | 0 comments
Kildare Children and Young People's Services Committee launched their new three year Children and Young People's Plan (CYPP) on the 20th May 2015. The aim of the CYPP is to improve the quality of life for children, young people and families in county Kildare.

Revised policy and enhanced mandate for CYPSC

By cypscAdmin Tuesday, 23rd June 2015 | 0 comments
Filed under: Policy.
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.  

A voice in decision-making

By cypscAdmin Wednesday, 17th June 2015 | 0 comments
Filed under: Participation, Policy.
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).

Round up of news from Limerick CYPSC

By cypscAdmin Friday, 15th May 2015 | 0 comments
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.

Achieving together for children & young people

By cypscAdmin Tuesday, 5th May 2015 | 0 comments
Filed under: Implementation.
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.

Blueprint for the development of CYPSC

By cypscAdmin Tuesday, 28th April 2015 | 0 comments
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.   

Integrated Systems for Children and Families

By cypscAdmin Friday, 17th April 2015 | 0 comments
Filed under: Implementation.
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'.

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