Louth Children & Young People's Services Committee

During the Covid 19 outbreak a dedicated community support helpline has been established in County Louth to assist at risk members of the public in accessing non emergency and non medical supports and advice during the current public health emergency. 

The new dedicated FREE helpline number is 1 800 805 817 and will be operational from April, 2020 from 8am-8pm 7 days a week. If you or a member of your family is having to stay indoors at this challenging time the message is that the Covid 19 Community Response Forum are here to help. Just give us a call. Any other queries regarding COVID 19 can be sent to covidsupport@louthcoco.ie

Other resources to help children, young people and their families during the COVID 19 restrictions can be found in the local resources section of this Louth CYPSC website page.



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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Click here to read about the launch of the Genesis Programme in Louth as part of the Area Based Childhood (ABC) Programme.