What are Children and Young People’s Services Committees?

Children and Young People’s Services Committees (CYPSC) are county-level committees that bring together, around one table, the main public and not-for-profit agencies and organisations providing services to children and young people in a county or across two counties. Their role is to enhance interagency co-operation and collaboration, improving local service provision and support for children and young people in their area.

What are the 5 National Outcomes for Children and Young People in Ireland?

The 5 national outcomes for children and young people in Ireland are that children and young people

  1. Are active and healthy, with positive physical and mental well-being

  2. Are achieving their full potential in all areas of learning and development

  3. Are safe and protected from harm

  4. Have economic security and opportunity

  5. Are connected, respected and contributing to their world


Better Outcomes, Brighter Futures is Ireland’s National Policy Framework for Children and Young People. It is a whole of government policy that emphasises the importance of everyone working together for the development, to their maximum potential, of children and young people in Ireland. Its vision is for Ireland to be one of the best small countries in the world in which to grow up and raise a family.

Better Outcomes, Brighter Futures Launch

Better Outcomes, Brighter Futures recognises CYPSC as a key vehicle for local interagency work. It sets out the direction of travel for everyone, including CYPSC, with our destination being the achievement of those five national outcomes; or in other words healthy, safe, educated, respected, happy and fulfilled children and young people.

Click here for more information on Better Outcomes, Brighter Futures.

Who Is On CYPSC?
Tusla Local Authorities HSE ETB Young Person
Probation An Garda Siochana IPPN CCC DSP
NEPS Third Level Institution NAPD Socail Inclusion Partners Community and Voluntary

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