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The purpose of the Children and Young People’s Services’ Committees (CYPSC) is to secure better outcomes for children and young people, through more effective integration of existing services and interventions at a local level. The Office of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs (OMCYA), now the Department of Children and Youth Affairs, (DCYA) established the Children and Young People’s Services Committees (formerly Children’s Services Committees) in 2007, with the purpose of improving outcomes for children and families at local and community level. CYPSC work towards the identified five National Outcomes for children and young people in Ireland. (Better Outcomes Brighter Futures: The National Policy Framework for Children and Young People 2014 -2020).
The national outcomes are:
Active & health, physical and mental wellbeing
Achieving full potential in all areas of learning and development
Safe and protected from harm
Economic security and opportunity
Connected, respected and contributing to the world
Cork Children and Young People’s Services’ Committee (CYPSC) was established in 2014. It was agreed that Cork should only have one CYPSC; the rationale for this being to facilitate further collaboration among services, and a better sharing of resources across the City and County. There are approxiamately 27 members.
There are representatives from a wide range of state, semi-state, and non-profit organisations on the current CYPSC many of whom were involved at planning stage and all of whom are involved in supporting the CYPSC in delivery of the objectives. Agencies provide a wide range of services including health and social services, education, policing and youth justice, sports, recreation, arts and culture and youth services.
Cork CYPSC has a three-year strategic plan which runs for the period 2019 to 2021 and was developed following extensive research, consultation and analysis, which resulted in the identification of issues, challenges and solution pathways.
In conclusion, I believe this three-year strategic plan sets out actions that can/ will make a difference to the children, young persons and families in the Cork Area and I look forward to the challenge of implementing its recommendations.
Barry Murray, Area Manager for Cork, Tusla the Child and Family Agency
Chairperson, Cork Children and Young People's Services Committee
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