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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Ballymena Youth Fair – supporting and encouraging local young people
Over 600 pupils aged 14-15 from Ballymena Academy, Castle Tower, Dunclug College, St Louis and St Patrick’s College took part in a Youth Fair at Ballymena North Business Centre. The fair was hosted by the Ballymena Learning Together Partnership and the Children and Young People’s Strategic Partnership (CYPSP) Ballymena Locality Planning Group.
The main theme of the fair was “Positive Mental Health and Wellbeing” of young people. Twenty eight voluntary, community and statutory organisations offered young people information about the services and activities available for them in the local area.
Tooth fairy shares dental tips in Armagh
The Tooth Fairy joined children, young people and their families to share dental tips and to highlight the importance of regular visits to the dentist at a dental information event held this week in Armagh Leisure Centre.
Arke Sure Start staff were on hand to give advice on the importance of attending the dentist and the sugar content in certain food and drinks; and to provide ideas for healthy snacks. There was also a visit from Tooth fairy who promoted brushing teeth twice a day, not to mention a variety of fun activities through arts and craft and storytelling with the overall aim of helping children and young people understand why they need to look after their teeth and gums.
Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Northern Ireland
We can now offer a number of funded places on each course. Those working in Specialist CAMHS and other relevant Child Care Services within the Health and Social Services are eligible to apply for funded places.
We would like to invite you to an informal “Information session” when you will have the chance to hear more about funded places, about the courses and their relevance to your professional practice and meet some of the course tutors. Should you wish to invite colleagues whose managerial support you will need to process an application, they will be very welcome.
Details are as follows:-
10th July 2014
5:00pm – 6:30pm
Department of Psychotherapy
Knockbracken Healthcare Park
Closing Date for Applications is now 31st July 2014
If you require any further information please contact Gertie Doonan for the M7 course at email@example.com
and for the M9 course please contact
Deirdre Meehan at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Mary Short at email@example.com
CHILDREN'S NATIONAL OCCUPATIONAL STANDARDS REVIEW -
CHILDREN & ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH & SUBSTANCE USE WORKERS -Project Information Bulletin
NOS available for consultation
The project Working Group has revised the NOS in the Children's Services suite and we now welcome feedback through the wider online consultation.
The revised draft Children's Services National Occupational Standards are available for consultation up until 12pm on 1st September 2014.
To contribute to the consultation, please visit the online survey here http://surveys.skillsforhealth.org.uk/s3/Children-s-NOS-Review where you can view the draft NOS and provide your feedback.
If you have any queries or problems accessing the survey, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of the team will contact you.
This consultation will close at 12pm on Monday 1st September 2014......
Craigavon organisations have their say on future services for children and young people
Over 40 organisations and individuals involved in improving local services for families in the Craigavon area had their say on future services for children and young people as the newly formed Children's Locality Planning Group.The event was organised by the Children and Young People's Strategic Partnership (CYPSP), along with and hosted by Craigavon Borough Council. It brought together representatives from statutory, voluntary and community organisations to discuss the services currently available to support children and young people and how these can be improved in future.......