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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Children's Disability Training
Following on from a very successful and positively evaluated Pilot Programme in early 2013, Children in Northern Ireland are delighted to present this second phase programme of training workshops to enhance the childcare provision for children with disabilities. For more information click here ……
Local young people have their say on future services
The second CYPSP western stakeholder event took place this week in Enniskillen. The event, organised by the Children and Young People's Strategic Partnership (CYPSP) and the Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP), brought local families together with representatives from statutory, voluntary and community organisations to discuss the services available to support families in Fermanagh and to raise awareness of domestic violence through a performance entitled 'Don't Say a Word'.
For more information about the stakeholder events contact Anne Hardy, Children's Services Planning Officer, CYPSP by email on firstname.lastname@example.org. Or by telephone on 02825 311 208
The CYPSP delivered outcomes training to a number of organisations from the community, voluntary and statutory sectors this month. The training was influenced by Mark Friedman's Outcomes Based Accountability Model and the Theory of outcomes based practice. Participants were encouraged to develop monitoring and evaluation tools within their own organisations and to apply indicators to demonstrate how outcomes are being achieved. Presentations and training packs are available to download through the following links
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DCYPPP present young people's views on Safeguarding Children with Disabilities at QUB event
Staff from Barnardo's Disabled Children and Young People’s Participation Project took part in a recent seminar at Queens University Belfast.
The “Keeping Disabled Children Safe” seminar focused on a number of issues such as Rights and how Children and young people can be protected from harm.
Staff from DCYPPP gave their presentation after speaking with some young people from 6th Sense.
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PHA Procurement Awareness Sessions
The Public Health Agency (PHA) are holding Procurement Awareness Sessions which are free and open to prospective providers/tenderers who might be interested in applying for future PHA tender awards. Follow the link below for dates and for details on how to apply
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To Register – Contact Mark Johnston by email, email@example.com or by telephone on 02890 553610
CYPSP Think Family Workshop with Dr Adrian Falkov and SCIE
The CYPSP Regional Think Family Subgroup welcome International Speaker Dr Adrian Falkov and the Social Care Institute for Excellence to the Think Family workshop on 20 December 2013. The purpose of this event is to increase awareness of issues facing families where mental health is an issue and share best practice.
If you would like to attend please register your interest by 13 December with Andrew Hawthorne
For more information please click here