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Minister O Gorman announces details on consultation on the next national policy framework for children and young people 

Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman, T.D. today announced the launch of a consultation seeking the public’s views on the next national policy framework for children and young people. Last week, Minister O’Gorman published the final Annual Report for the 'Better Outcomes, Brighter Futures (BOBF) National Policy Framework for Children and Young People'.  The next national policy will run from 2023 to 2028 and will build on the successes of previous strategies in improving outcomes for children and young people living in Ireland. It will involve Government Departments working collaboratively with statutory agencies and services, and the community and voluntary sectors to achieve the five national outcomes outlined in Better Outcomes, Brighter Futures.  This is the first of a range of consultations that will be carried out in the design and development of this new policy framework and will help identify the key issues for children, young people and their families. It will help to guide further consultations over the development of the new policy.   Details on consultation process click here

Killinarden Dropin Service Opens NEW

A number of local services have been working to establish a drop in support service in the Killinarden area for parents. This group included  local services working in the community to develop this with support from CYPSC & local CFSN Co-ordinators working in the area.   The new drop in service is available to parents every Thursday monring by appointment in Killinarden Community Centre. Phone 0879078763

Research into under 18 addiction service 

The need for an under 18 service in the Clondalkin areas was identified as an action within the South Dublin CYPSC three-year plan.  In order to further examine the needs within the Community, Quality matters were commissioned by Archways to undertake research with support from small advisory group consisting of Clondalkin Drugs Task Force, CYPSC Co-ordinator & Archways.  The research objectives for the report included

-Provide a sociodemographic profile of Under 18s in Clondalkin.

-Review national & local strategies related to drug & alcohol supports for Under 18s.

-Determine needs & challenges experienced by young people & families reported by service providers in Clondalkin or working in the field of adolescent addiction.

-Provide recommendations that, if funding were available, could ensure the development of adolescent addiction services in Clondalkin. A copy of the full report and its recommendations can be accessed by clicking here.

Progressing Disablity Services 

PDS is a significant change programme for the provision of therapeutic services for children from birth to 18 years of age. It is being rolled out nationally by the HSE in partnership with its funded voluntary organisations. PDS will

  • Provide a clear pathway and fairer access to services for all children with a disability.
  • Make the best use of available resources for the benefit of children and their families
  • Ensure effective teams working in partnership with families and with education staff to support children with a disability to reach their full potential.

PDS requires pooling together all resources, including staff, facilities and equipment, from the different voluntary agencies and the HSE providing specialist children’s disability services, in order to set up Children’s Disability Network Teams (CDNTs). A CDNT comprises a team of health and social care professionals who will provide services for a specific geographical area. Details for local contacts can be found here

South Dublin CYPSC 2020 Annual Report

South Dublin CYPSC publish its first annual report. This report provides an overview on work achieved and progress with the implementation of our three-year Children and Young People’s plan. The plan has been the culmination of dedication and work with the statutory, community and voluntary services working together to identify the needs of our children and young people in the county. The plan was officially launched in January 2020 by Katherine Zappone T.D. Minister for Children and Youth Affairs. Please click here