Sligo Leitrim CYPSC has developed a new three-year Children and Young People's Plan for Sligo and Leitrim (CYPP), 2024 - 2026. 

Summary of Outcome Areas and Local Priority Areas

Outcome: Active and Healthy, Physical and Mental Wellbeing 

Local Priority Areas:

  • Sexual Health and wellbeing: awareness and education for children, young people, parents and professionals.
  • Supporting children and young people with a disability: opportunities for social development and wellbeing.
  • Supporting families: coping in changing circumstances.
  • Promoting physical activity and wellbeing: to foster coping, resilience and mental wellbeing.
  • Substance misuse: managing the impact on families.
  • Child and youth mental health: supporting the development of a new service.

Outcome: Achieving full potential in learning and development 

Local Priority Areas:

  • Address the identified support and information needs of all parents in line with and through implementation of the Sligo Leitrim Parenting Support Strategic Plan 2022 - 2026.
  • Provision of training for parents and professionals on infant mental health, including ACES, trauma and attachment.

Outcome: Safe and Protected from Harm

Local Priority Areas:

  • Safeguarding children and young people online.
  • Enhance young peoples' experience of school, post Covid: creating a supportive environment, supporting children and young people to manage their relationships.
  • Domestic Violence: awareness and education.
  • Healthy relationships: awareness and education.
  • Effective interagency response to knife crime and concealed weapons, antisocial behaviour and intimidation by young people.
  • Build awareness of drug trends and supports available to children, young people and families.

Outcome: Economic security and opportunity

Local Priority Areas:

  • Pre-employment opportunities for socially excluded young people.
  • Training opportunities for socailly excluded young people.
  • Support the employment of young people from new communities, young Travellers and others.
  • Develop transition supports for young people with autism.

Outcome: Connected respected and contributing to their world

Local Priority Areas:

  • Enhance the participation of children and young people in services, groups and organisations that they are accessing.
  • Research and evidence progress and impact of implementation of the Lundy Model of Child and Youth Participation through Sligo Leitrim Participation Lab.
  • Promote transport affordability and accessibility.
  • Support the development of a Digital Youth Work Hub in the region.

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