During the COVID 19 crisis CYPSC has been working with colleagues to assist in the co-ordination of information on service delivery details and resources and supports.
The Waterford CYPSC website is being used to upload useful resources and to hold a regularly updated list of local service information and a national and regional list of support services available. The lists are updated as agencies circumstances change and as additional supports are identified.
The list of Waterford Service contact and delivery details and regional and national supports during the COVID 19 crisis can be viewed HERE, together with additional information and resources for parents and staff including:
- Stress Control on line course
- Call to Chat Service for older people
- Traveller specific information from the HSE in relation to COVID 19
- Online Recovery College Education Timetable for March /April
- Grief and Bereavement information in COVID 19
Waterford CYPSC has worked with the Disability Equality Specialist Support Agency (DESSA) between 2017 and 2019.
Workshops and training have been delivered which have resulted in the formulation of the Waterford CYPSC Disability Inclusion Framework. A number of staff also attended an accredited training programme entitled Capacity for Inclusion.
It gave practitioners the capacity and competence to understand the key factors that impact on a disabled child or young person’s access to equal opportunities in Irish life leading to their increased independence, social and community participation. It also sought to develop a co-ordinated approach in enhancing capacity and competence in prevention and early intervention for children and young people with disabilities and their families by developing a shared understanding of inclusion and disability equality.
Click here to read the Disability Inclusion Framework. Disability Inclusion Framework PDF
Additional training is planned on Inclusive Communication and Inclusive Consultation.
Waterford Directory of Services – supports for children, young people and families in Waterford
Waterford Directory of Services website was launched in late 2016. The website brings together information on a range of services available for children, young people and families in Waterford, including mental health support for children and young people; health services for children, young people and families and help and support for families.
Please click here to view the Children and Young People's Plan for Autumn 2019-2022.
Please click here to view the Children and Young People's Plan for 2016-2018.
A profile of the services provided by the statutory, community and voluntary sector organisations to children and families.
Please click here to download.
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