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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 cCYPSP Grouphildren 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.

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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.
  • Learn more about the CYPSP...

Latest News

Fermanagh Locality Planning Group Event

Fermanagh Locality Planning Group, Family Support Hub and Parent Reference Group are holding an event on 14 November to Refresh, Renew and Reinvigorate partnership working in the area.  All organisations, parents, children and young people welcome.  Get involved in the planning, find out what others are doing, network and put forward your views about services for children and young people...... Read more

 

The Ballymena Youth Fair

November 2014

Ballymena North Business and Recreation Centre

- Thursday 13th November 2014

- 9.00am – 3.00pm

This will be an excellent opportunity to showcase your work to a large number of young people from the local post primary schools in Ballymena.

If you would like to participate in this Youth Fair and provide an information stand please Click here to complete booking form……

Please RSVP to: Gemma Lutton, CYPSP Programme Support Officer
gemma.lutton@northerntrust.hscni.net
Tel: 028 2563 6615 Fax 028 2563 6616

Supporting Siblings Workshop

November 2014

We want to hear the voice of children and young people that have a brother or sister with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Tell us your needs at one of the workshops below;
Wednesday 5th November at 6:30pm - 7:30pm in
Wood ands Presbyterian Church, Carrickfergus
(free refreshments and CYPSP goody bags)
Your voice will be used to try and make things better for siblings who live in families who have a brother or sister with an ASD diagnosis
RSVP TO:
Sandra Anderson - Participation Development Officer
Email: sandraL.anderson@northerntrust.hscni.net
Telephone: 028 2563 6609

Supporting Siblings Workshop

21 & 23 October 2014

We want to hear the voice of children and young people that have a brother or sister with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Tell us your needs at one of the workshops below;
Tuesday 21st October at 3:30pm - 4:30pm or
Thursday 23rd October at 7.00pm - 8.00pm
in
the staff room in Cookstown Primary School
(free refreshments and CYPSP goody bags)
Your voice will be used to try and make things better for siblings who live in families who have a brother or sister with an ASD diagnosis
RSVP TO:
Sandra Anderson - Participation Development Officer
Email: sandraL.anderson@northerntrust.hscni.net
Telephone: 028 2563 6609

Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland – RELOCATING

15 October 2014

Please be advised from the close of business on Wednesday 15th October 2014 the Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland will be relocating to the HSC Leadership Centre.  Please note that the new address and telephone number are as follows:

HSC Leadership Centre,
12 Hampton Manor Drive,
Belfast,
County Antrim
BT7 3EN
SBNI new Telephone Number: 028 9064 4811

LEADING INTERNATIONAL PARENTING EXPERT IN BELFAST 
TO OFFER ADVICE ON POSITIVE PARENTING - good behaviour and how to encourage it

15 October 2014

One of the world’s leading parenting experts, Dr Penelope Leach, will visit Belfast on Wednesday 15 October 2014 to offer local parents and childcare practitioners advice and guidance on positive parenting. The free event takes place from 7.00pm to 9.00pm at Stormont Hotel, Belfast.
Dr Leach has worked with children and families for more than 25 years and extensively researched areas such as antenatal education, birth practices, behavioural issues and child care. Her best-known book ‘Your Baby and Child: From Birth to Age Five’, first published in 1977, has sold over two million copies to date and been translated into 28 languages. The most recent version was published in 2010... Read more

Save The Date "Ballymena Youth Fair"

October 2014

SAVE THE DATE
A BALLYMENA YOUTH FAIR
THURSDAY 13 NOVEMBER 2014
9AM - 3PM, BALLYMENA NORTH

An Invitation to the event with further details will be sent closer to the time.
Ballymena Locality Planning Group are offering you the opportunity to take part in the Ballymena Youth Fair.
This event is a chance to showcase your service to all 15-16 year olds attending the local Post Primary Schools.... Read more

Tender Opportunity- Provision of Concurrent Carers to the ‘Home on Time’ scheme

October 2014

The Northern Ireland Health and Social Care Board (HSCB) has received funding from the Early Intervention Transformation Programme (EITP) to implement a Model Concurrent Planning Scheme in all Trusts throughout Northern Ireland supported by a Voluntary Adoption Agency. This is to be known as the Provision of Concurrent Carers for the Home on Time scheme.
Further details are available from: https://e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml  
On this website, please search in “global opportunities” for: Project: project_18617 - Provision of Concurrent Carers to the ‘Home on Time’ scheme.

Locality Planning Group Stakeholder's Workshop on the Early Intervention Service

October 2014

As part of the EITP a new flexible Early Intervention Service (EIS) aligned to and accessed through Family Support Hubs will be developed to support families when problems first emerge, before significant problems become intractable or before statutory services are required.
We would like to invite you to attend a local stakeholder's workshop the aim of which is to inform the development of the EIS within your area.
"Download West Belfast Flyer- 8 October 2014" ….
"Download East Belfast Flyer - 15 October 2014".....
"Download North Belfast Flyer - 21 October 2014"..
"Download South Belfast Flyer - 30 October 2014" ..
Read more for further details………..

South Belfast One Family Support Hub Update

October 2014

LORAG, were appointed as the Lead Body for the first Family Support Hub in South Belfast. It is aligned alongside the Ormeau Road bus route and neighbouring areas.  It was decided to implement a 3 stage action plan for hub development. This process involved;
Stage One – Contacting all potential partners and holding a stakeholder event for all those interested in being part of the hub
Stage two – Development of a partnership database and assessment of training needs
Stage Three – Implementation and delivery of the Hub... Read more

 



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Latest Meetings/Events

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Chairperson

John Compton, Chief Executive

Valerie Watts, Chief Executive,
Health and Social Care Board

 

We, together, are overseeing and mandating a process which makes sure that children and young people, their families and communities across Northern Ireland are able to come together with people who work across the whole range of agencies - to make better plans together".

CYPSP Action Plan

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Download our Action Plan

If you would like to contact the CYPSP about any aspect of the plan, the Children’s Services Planning Professional Advisor can be emailed here.

Information Leaflets

Family Support Services

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