Louth Children and Young People's Services Committee (CYPSC) was established in September 2010 by the Health Service Executive (HSE) under the auspices of the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (then the Office of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, OMCYA). Its membership is drawn from a number of key agencies; Health Service Executive (HSE), Louth County Council (LCC), Louth and Meath Education and Training Board (LMETB), An Garda Síochána, The Probation Service, Louth County Childcare Committee, Louth Leader Partnership, Voluntary Representation, Dundalk Institute of Technology (DKIT), Irish Primary Principals Network (IPPN) and National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals (NAPD).
A Pre-implementation Planning stage took place in advance of the first meeting after a six month process. This process was undertaken by the Health Service Executive and involved meeting with the main statutory agencies which provide social care services to children and young people to secure interest and commitment in establishing a Children and Young People's Services Committee. Initially the Committee concentrated on agreeing terms of reference, principles and values and how the agencies would communicate and work with each other.
Louth Children and Young People's Services Committees is responsible for improving the lives of children, young people and families at local and community level through integrated planning, working and service delivery. Louth Children and Young People's Services Committee will ensure that professionals and agencies work together so that children and families receive better and more accessible services.
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