Outcome 1 Physically Healthy

Chair: Deirdre Whitfield, Administrative Officer, Community, Culture and Social Development, Wicklow County Council

National Outcomes: Active & healthy with physical and mental well being; Safe & protected from harm

The work of this subgroup focuses on activities relating to increasing play infrastructure, promoting good food and nutrition, developing a play policy, increasing physical activity and developing links with disability services in the county. 

Outcome 1 Youth Mental Health Subgroup

Chair: Sylvia Cahill, Health Service Executive

National Outcome: Active & healthy with physical and mental well being

Focused on work relating to concerns about youth mental health and emotional well-being in the county and adapting an interagency approach to service delivery. A great deal of promotion work is taking place in the county particularly in Arklow, Wicklow and Bray. This subgroup also includes the priority area of drugs and alcohol.

Outcome 2 Learning and Development Subgroup

Chair: Assumpta O'Neill, Coordinator, Wicklow County Childcare Committee

National Outcome: Achieving full potential in all areas of learning & development

Focussed on activities relating to increasing levels of literacy and numeracy with particular attention to family literacy. Engaged in a successful training event of Early Childhood Care and Education​ (ECCE) professionals in 2013.  In 2014 a specific targetted Literacy and Numeracy programme was delivered to Community Childcare workers for implementation within their settings.

Outcome 3 Prevention, Partnership & Family Support Steering Committee

Chair: Kevin Webster, Principal Social Worker, Tusla the Child and Family Agency

National Outcome: Connected, respected & contributing to their world

The Prevention, Partnership and Family Support Programme Steering Committee oversees the implementation of Meitheal in East Wicklow.

Outcome 4 & Change Management Subgroup

Chair: Michael Nicholson, Director of Community, Culture and Social Development, Wicklow County Council

A high level decision makers group to focus on change during the implementation of the Children and Young People’s Plan (CYPP). This subgroup also looks at outcome 4 in priority areas such as linking with the Local Community Development Committees, reducing poverty, youth unemployment and education & training.

Outcome 5 Connected and Respected Subgroup

Chair: Alison Fox, Youth Officer, Kildare and Wicklow Education and Training Board

This subgroup focuses on the active participation of children and young people, the establishment of youth services, equality and relationships.

West Wicklow Interagency Subgroup

Chair:  Caroline Sheehan, Tusla

This subgroup was formed in 2014 to address specific issues arising in the West Wicklow area and the group agreed to become a subgroup of Co. Wicklow CYPSC to look at the West Wicklow area across all outcome areas for the West Wicklow community.


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