The Children and Young People’s Strategic Partnership (CYPSP) brings together a range of agencies, including voluntary and community sector organisations, that aim to improve the lives of children and young people in Northern Ireland.
In the past, despite best efforts, everyone who worked with children andyoung peopleprovided services separately which only created problems for children and young people, and their families and wasted resources. The CYPSP aims to plan and provide services for children and young people more efficiently by making joint decisions about the services needed, and funding these services together.
Importantly, the CYPSP emphasizes a rights-based approach to its work. This means planning services that uphold children’s rights and encouraging children, young people and their parents to participate in the process.
The CYPSP works at four different levels which involve partnership working between statutory agencies, voluntary and community organisations, children and young people, and parents.
The CYPSP sets the strategic direction of the planning and provision of jointly agreed services. The membership consists of the leadership of all the key agencies. The CYPSP has four core themes: communicating with government, early intervention, resource optimisation and the integration of planning.
- Five Outcomes Groups work in the same geographic areas as the Health and Social Care Trusts. They perform the integrated planning and provision of services for their geographic region.
- A number of regional subgroups address the needs of specific groups of children and young people across Ireland.
- Locality Planning Groups are partnerships between children and young people, families, communities and representatives of agencies at a local level. They plan services in a very local area that makes sense to the children and young people.
- Family Support Hubs work directly with children, young people and their families to make sure that they have easy access to preventative and early intervention services to meet identified need at the earliest possible stage.
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Stopping Domestic and Sexual Violence and Abuse in Northern Ireland 2013-2020 - A Consultation
The Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety and the Department of Justice launched a public consultation on the draft ‘Stopping Domestic and Sexual Violence and Abuse in Northern Ireland 2013-2020’ on 15 January 2014. This document proposes to have in place enhanced services, protection and support for all victims and witnesses of Domestic and Sexual Violence and Abuse, and to ensure perpetrators are called to account.
The closing date for comments is 11 April 2014.
Creating Healthy Communities Seminar Series
Belfast Healthy Cities and the Public Health Agency are facilitating the New Priorities for a New Phase: Creating Healthy Communities Seminar Series in Belfast. The seminar series will explore local and European practice and demonstrate effective solutions to creating healthier neighborhoods and cities through sustainable food, active travel and the co-production of economic and health benefits.
For more information click here (http://www.belfasthealthycities.com/all-news/206-new-priorities-for-a-new-phase-creating-healthy-communities-seminar-series-2013-2014-first-session-10-march-booking-open.html)
To register for the seminars email Caroline Scott at email@example.com
Domestic Violence Conference: Behind Closed Doors
The Belfast Area Domestic Violence Partnership, Police and Community Safety Partnership for East Belfast and Police and Community Safety Partnership for Castlereagh are co-hosting a Domestic Violence Conference: Behind Closed Doors on:
Date: 21 March 2014
Venue: Stormont Hotel, Belfast
The conference will be attended by keynote speaker, Professor Nicky Stanley, University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN). The purpose of this event is to raise awareness of domestic violence and support services for victims.
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To register for this event contact firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on (028) 9066 6049
New Monitoring Profile for Children, Young People and Offending
Regional Subgroup for Children, Young People and Offending has developed a new monitoring report for offending behaviour in Northern Ireland. Using information shared by Police Service Northern Ireland (PSNI), this report details offending behaviour of young people across each police district in Northern Ireland. The report provides both a regional overview of offending; by type of offence and police district; and further analysis by police district, age and gender.
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Antrim Learning Together event
Over 100 local teachers in Antrim joined family support professionals to consider the emotional health and wellbeing of local children and young people at the Antrim Learning Together event this month. The purpose of this event was to raise awareness among teaching staff about the range of issues that can affect young people today and how teachers can offer support within the school environment. Councillor Mervyn Rea, Chair of the CYPSP Antrim Locality Planning Group stressed the ‘importance of organisations working together to support our children and young people who face a growing number of issues in today’s world."
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For more information about this event or the Antrim Locality Planning Group contact Selena Ramsey at Selena.email@example.com or by telephone on 028 2563 6608
Stakeholder events in Southern Outcomes Area
The Southern Outcomes Group and Southern Area Locality Planning Groups are working together to facilitate stakeholder events to raise the profile of the CYPSP and the work that is taking place in the Southern Outcomes Area to improve the lives of children and young people. A series of five events will run between April and June 2014. These events are intended to provide interested parties with an opportunity to contribute to the planning processes of the Southern Outcomes Group.
Think Family Awareness Sessions
The Regional Think Family Sub Group are facilitating five awareness sessions in each Health and Social Care Trust to launch two leaflets on parental mental health. The purpose of these leaflets is to improve communication and information sharing among Adult Mental Health and Family and Childcare staff within Health and Social Care Trusts and raise awareness of the Think Family Subgroup and Think Family Interface Groups in each Trust.
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